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What does it mean when the inside of my ear is always itchy?

What does it mean when the inside of my ear is always itchy?

Ear skin is angry: It means your ear canal skin is angry. Either from exposure to external irritants such as shampoos or soaps or from your misguided attempts to clean your ears. Rule number one - no q-tips! Rule number 2 - leave your ear canal alone! You can try a 1% Hydrocortisone cream otc. Put some on your finger and rub it inside your ear 3 to 4 times a day for several days. If that doesn't work see an ent. ...Read more

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My ear is constantly itchy, and my earwax seems to be an unusual red/orange color. What could this mean?

My ear is constantly itchy, and my earwax seems to be an unusual red/orange color. What could this mean?

Itchy ears: Quit cleaning ears with Q-tips. Cerumen is a lubricant, keeps canal pH in acidic range, prevents dryness, combats infections. Irrigate ears in shower, towel dry and leave alone otherwise. If persists see ENT, my need microcleaning and ear drops, e.g. Vosol ...Read more

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What can I do if the inside of my ear is itchy and I don't have a hairpin?

What can I do if the inside of my ear is itchy and I don't have a hairpin?

Head & Shoulders: First try washing daily with head and shoulders shampoo and let the lather sit in the ear canal for a minute prior to washing out, then apply a touch of otc Hydrocortisone 1% to the opening daily until it improves/resolves. Do this when needed to control flaking and itch as this is a chronic condition called seborrheic dermatitis in the ear. If that is not helpful, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Just yesterday the outer edge if my ear started burning, and itchy and it is red and a little warm. The inside of my ear feels fine. What could it be?

Just yesterday the outer edge if my ear started burning, and itchy and it is red and a little warm. The inside of my ear feels fine. What could it be?

Perichondritis: You may have an infection of the skin or covering of the cartilage of the ear which is the structure that gives the ear its shape. It may be cellulitus beginning you should have it checked. ...Read more

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Why is my right ear always itchy on the inside?

Why is my right ear always itchy on the inside?

? External ear infection: Common, better see your doctor, you may need prescription medication, good luck ...Read more

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Right Inner ear always itchy and with flaky fry skin?

Right Inner ear always itchy and with flaky fry skin?

Infection: See your doctor for a culture of the flaky skin and evaluation. Sometimes a chronic infection always exuding may be the cause. Your doctor can get a culture and possibly refer you to and ENT doctor. ...Read more

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My ear feels warm, has become red and itchy all of a sudden. It's ok for few hours and then flare up. This happens once every few months.

My ear feels warm, has become red and itchy all of a sudden. It's ok for few hours and then flare up. This happens once every few months.

Allergic reaction: Redness and itching usually means an allergic reaction to something which comes in contact with the ear. It could be from ear ring, hair spray, clothing, etc. Try to eliminate these and apply cortisone type cream to see if the condition clears. Infection of the ear usually burns and doesn't itch. See your physician as needed. ...Read more

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How come my throat and ears are always itchy?

How come my throat and ears are always itchy?

Itch: This sounds like allergy which may be due to inhallents or/and food (s). There are steroid drops that work well for ear itch. Steroid pills may help throat. Get checked for allergy so you know what to avoid. ...Read more

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Why are my ear piercings sore and itchy? Could this be a sign of infection?

Allergy: Common allergies after piercing are nickel sulfate from metal and reaction against missguided use of antibiotics on the skin. Allergies to bacitracin, neosporin, trirlple antibiotic, and nickel are the most common of all contact allergies. A dermatologist will help you. Usually infections are not itchy. ...Read more

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How did I get a itchy and inflamed bump behind my ear?

How did I get a itchy and inflamed bump behind my ear?

Lymph node/cyst: A doctor should evaluate it but it may be an lymph node or a cyst that is inflammed locally. Fever, pain, redness all point towards a localized infection. A good evaluation will give you the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my ear? Its so itchy with a bit of ear wax..

What's wrong with my ear? Its so itchy with a bit of ear wax..

Earwax: Earwax is protective of the delicate skin inside the ear canal so many doctors advise against trying to remove it with qtips. When too much earwax builds up, however, it can interfere with hearing and cause irritation, so a visit to a doctor for irrigation and removal is recommended. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Everytime I rub behind my ear it's oily. It's itchy and annoying. I'm wondering why its a terrible foul smell?

Everytime I rub behind my ear it's oily. It's itchy and annoying. I'm wondering why its a terrible foul smell?

There's a reason. ..: ... your mom told you to "wash behind your ears." Dirt accumulates easily behind your ears as gravity causes scalp sweat, dirt and bacteria to migrate there. Initially oily, it can dry and become irritating and itchy. ... and stinky! When bathing and shampooing, be sure to focus your washing & rinsing there to eliminate the problem. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have feeling fullness of my left ear and when I'm using h2 o2 in my ear its more itchy please anybody help me...

Multiple causes: You symptoms could have many causes. You will need to see your physician for a clinical examination. Generally it is not a good idea to put things in your ear unless instructed to do so by your doctor. ...Read more

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As I wait for appointment for the MOHs surgery my ear is scanning up and very itchy and burnt at times is there anything I can put on it??

As I wait for appointment for the MOHs surgery my ear is scanning up and very itchy and burnt at times is there anything I can put on it??

Ointment to the area: Your itching comes from the superficial irritation from the skin cancer on the surface of the ear... (I presume that is why you are having the MOHs procedure)...Bacitraacin os Neopsporin ointment may help you until you have the sugrey performed... t ...Read more

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I keep hearing crackling and popping noise and my ears are always itchy. Is this allergies or something else?

I keep hearing crackling and popping noise and my ears are always itchy. Is this allergies or something else?

Could be: These symptoms do suggest possible allergy. They also suggest eustachian tube dysfunction which can accompany allergies or sinus infections. Allergy testing in combination with a thorough history and physical exam can be helpful to diagnose whether allergy is the most likely cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind my ear, it soft and itchy is it a cyst?

I have a lump behind my ear, it soft and itchy is it a cyst?

A Cyst or Not A Cyst: The skin may respond in many ways. For example, in response to friction an acute response may be a blister, whereas a chronic response may be a callous. Depending on the insult, one layer may respond and not another. Even the glands may respond differently. A cyst can form from a blocked pore of foreign body. Without the benefit of an exam, it's impossible to differentiate what you've felt. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ear infection. Is it normal for my ear to be super itchy?

Depends on type: It depends on what type of ear infection. If it is swimmers ear there may be a fungus causing itching. If you are taking antibiotics maybe you have an allergic reaction to them and need to see the doctor right away. There could also be ear wax causing itching. ...Read more

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Why does my left ear feel clogged and when I take a shower it feels moist, itchy and gets dry skin inside the next day. What's wrong with my ear?

Why does my left ear feel clogged and when I take a shower it feels moist, itchy and gets dry skin inside the next day. What's wrong with my ear?

Maybe due to water: Getting wate or shampoo in the ear can cause irritation. The clogging could be due to water or moist wax. Yo may need to have the ear examined to make sure there is not a wax buildup. ...Read more

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I noticed very small, almost invisible bumps behind my ear a few days ago, although I can feel them easily. They have spread but are not red or itchy.

I noticed very small, almost invisible bumps behind my ear a few days ago, although I can feel them easily. They have spread but are not red or itchy.

Below skin?: I would guess you are finding lumps under the skin and these are your lymph nodes. These can become noticable with infection and the like. Ask someone to examine your scalp for ticks or lesions. If persists see your doctor. Make sure you have goid hygiene. ...Read more

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I have a very painful and itchy black head inside my ear to where I cant even see it what could I do to get rid of it without causing damage to my ear?

I have a very painful and itchy black head inside my ear to where I cant even see it what could I do to get rid of it without causing damage to my ear?

See a dermatologist: These are difficult to remove. An experienced dermatologist will take care of it and will not damage your ear. ...Read more

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My ear get itchy n watery after eating chicken. Am I allergic to it?

My ear get itchy n watery after eating chicken. Am I allergic to it?

Possibly: Chicken allergy is under-diagnosed or under reported. Typically a food allergy will present with skin symptoms (hives, swelling, itching), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea), or worse eczema, not ear itching. If symptoms occur with ingestion consistently, this suggests a possible cause. An allergist can perform skin testing to chicken and other poultry to assess for food allergy. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind my ear it doesn't hurt what should I do I been very itchy around the top of my ear should I worry?

I have a lump behind my ear it doesn't hurt what should I do I been very itchy around the top of my ear should I worry?

Enlarged lymph node: This sounds like it might be an enlarged lymph node. If is just started, don't worry right off. A lymph node will enlarge in reaction to irritation or infection. If your scalp has been itchy, scratching it may have stimulated it. You may be sensitive to a new hair product, Stop it. If you have pain in it, fever, no better in a week, see your doc. Don't keep touching the lump or it won't go away. ...Read more

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Ear is painful, sore, irritating and itchy. Looks like a small bump inside my ear, just discovered the bump tonight, had symptoms for a week.

Ear is painful, sore, irritating and itchy. Looks like a small bump inside my ear, just discovered the bump tonight, had symptoms for a week.

This sounds: Most like an infected sebaceous cyst; you can call it a pimple if you want. It is actually pretty common and results from dead skin cells and oils getting infected. You might try some OTC polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment for a day or two, but if it doesn't improve quickly see your doctor for prescription antibiotics, either topical or oral. Don't squeeze it/prick it! ...Read more

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I always have this itchy sensation deep in my ear and also at the back of my mouth, and it's been causing me discomfort for 7 years, what should I do?

I always have this itchy sensation deep in my ear and also at the back of my mouth, and it's been causing me discomfort for 7 years, what should I do?

Has it been: Medically evaluated. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have my right tonsil swollen doesn't hurt but my ear on the same side feels itchy and stuffy and my neck is also feeling a little soar. Please help!?

Could be cold or: Allergy. It would depend upon whether or not you have ever had allergies, whether you also have a fever, whether your nose is also stuffy/runny.....
If it has been going on a few days see your doctor.
Maybe call the nurse at yiour doctor's office to give a few more details and they can help you decide on taking an over the counter medicine, or making an appointment. ...Read more

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I sometimes get a yellow substance in my mouth, when my ear is itchy, what could it be?

I sometimes get a yellow substance in my mouth, when my ear is itchy, what could it be?

Allergic rhinitis: Unfortunately 7 out of 10 Americans have different degrees of allergic Rhinitis, called commonly hay fever. It is allergy to ragweed, mites, pollen et, it looks like while you asleep it gets accumulated in the nasopharyngeal areas. When awake you, by gravity it comes more down and is spit out. So far we have no cure, but there are a lot of remedies my favorite is simple sinus lavage. See ur PCP ...Read more

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My ear infection that I take amoxicillian for still hurts. How can I relieves its itchy pain?

My ear infection that I take amoxicillian for still hurts. How can I relieves its itchy pain?

Ear infection: If not better after 72 hrs on the meds, then get re evaluated to see if you need something stronger. Advil/Motrin can help with the pain every 6 hrs as needed. ...Read more

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My hair is making my ear itchy because they stick out so much. Should I consider plastic surgery?

My hair is making my ear itchy because they stick out so much. Should I consider plastic surgery?

Laser hair removal: This is easy to treat and the easiest way would be for laser hair removal.
This is an outpatient procedure and you can go right back to work. ...Read more

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I have yellow oily discharge from my ear. It feels very itchy and the canal feels like it's full. What could it be?

I have yellow oily discharge from my ear. It feels very itchy and the canal feels like it's full. What could it be?

Eczema: A clear, yellow discharge is often indicative of eczematous otitis externa. This can occur if the ear canal is dry or if a person uses Qtips too often to clean the ear canals. This habit is to be discouraged. The ears will accumulate debris and be itchy chronically. Stop Qtips and moisturize the ear. Olive oil or mineral oil can be put in the canal daily after showering. See an ENT if persists. ...Read more