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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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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??
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
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
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
I have this itchy feeling In both my ears but when I itch it, it just hurts. The feeling is back by my ear drums and a warm feeling down my neck?
Exam: Get to a medical doctor for an examination and treatment- this sounds like an infection. Call NOW! ...Read more
I have itchy flaky ears & often find waxy lumps of skin sitting in my ear. No pain otherwise. Is this ear dermititis? Any over-the-counter medicines?
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
The inside of my ears are always itchy. I use qtips to scratch it but there's no wax or dirt. I also notice that the skin is flaky. What's causing it?
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
My ears are always itchy deep inside. My ears are always itchy deep inside. They are very clean and have little to no wax, so that is not the issue. Also, I do not generally suffer from allergies. What could cause this?
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
Could I be allergic to fake jewelry, my ear lobes get real swollen, itchy, full of pus and crusty?
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
My ear feels a bit itchy from the inside. When I put my finger and create suction, clear/white smelly liquid comes out. Is it infection?
Foul smelling: Discharge is mot good. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
I woke up with a sharp shooting pain in my left ear. Noticed that there was a bloody discharge. Very itchy inside my ear. What could this be?
Bloody ear: You might have traumatized the ear canal/drum causing the bleeding. Check it out with your doctor. ...Read more
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