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Doctor insights on: What Can Cause Itching In The Ear Canal

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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I have constant itching in ear canal. Cannot get rid of it. Been bothering me for over 1 year. Allergy medicine does not help. Skin in ear is dry.

I have constant itching in ear canal. Cannot get rid of it. Been bothering me for over 1 year. Allergy medicine does not help. Skin in ear is dry.

? infection: Of the ear canal (otitis extrna) dry ears as dry skin can invite infection hence itching, allergy meds won't help, a prescription ear drops would help though. ...Read more

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Can I apply a drop of olive oil into my ear canal for excessive itching?

Can I apply a drop of olive oil into my ear canal for excessive itching?

Mineral oil: Would be better since it might dissolve cerumen that could be causing itching. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Sore and itchy throat, one of my inner ear canal hurting and itching, sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes.

Sore and itchy throat, one of my inner ear canal hurting and itching, sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes.

Allergies vs Cold: It sounds like you could have one of two things going on- a cold or allergies. Your symptoms are consistent with seasonal allergies, hitting you all at once, which is no fun. You might try an over the counter med like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, or Allegra to see if this helps. You may also need prescription medications to help control your symptoms. If it continues past 1-2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have very itchy ear canals. I clean my ears atleast twice a day. Could this cause the itching?

I have very itchy ear canals. I clean my ears atleast twice a day. Could this cause the itching?

Yes: Repetitive trauma to the ear canal from cleaning could cause the itching sensation, and could lead to infection of the ear canal. ...Read more

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How do I get my ear canals and roof of my mouth from itching at night?

How do I get my ear canals and roof of my mouth from itching at night?

See your physician: It would be prudent on your part to see your primary care physician or an ENT specialist to determine the cause and then suggest appropriate remedies. ...Read more