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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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Ruptured ear drum that is itchy, does that mean is healing or what?

Ruptured ear drum that is itchy, does that mean is healing or what?

Possibly: The same nerves that carry pain sensation are also responsible for itch. It's possible that the healing of damaged surface nerves is making it itch. It could also be dry skin in the ear canal because the fluid that is normally behind the ear drum can now get into the external ear canal. If it persists for more than 7-10 days, you should see a doctor to make sure there's no infection in the canal. ...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 does it mean when ear canal is itchy and ear wax smells?

What does it mean when ear canal is itchy and ear wax smells?

Ear canal: The above symptoms may indicate an infection of the exteral auditory canal. This is best definitively diagnosed by a doctor examining the ear, and is treated with antibiotic ear drops. ...Read more

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What does rubbery clear mucus mean? I'm sneezing and coughing. My ears are itchy and my throat is too.

What does rubbery clear mucus mean? I'm sneezing and coughing. My ears are itchy and my throat is too.

Allergies or viral: This sounds like either an environmental allergy exacerbation or a viral upper respiratory infection. Depends if it developed over a week or two or a day or two. If it's weeks, then it's allergies and recommend otc Claritin or zyrtec. If over a few days then viral and would recommend otc tylenol (acetaminophen) cold or advil cold. ...Read more

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Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Eosinophilic rashes: A variety of diseases can cause diffused skin rashes with eosinophilic infiltration including those mentioned in previous answers. However it seems like it affects both skin and mucus membrane and it is very diffused. Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a concern. Either an allergist, dermatologist, or hematologist can help you in this case. ...Read more

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Wheni eat chocolate, and when I drink milk my throat becomes very itchy and under my chin, sometimes the top left of my head what does this mean?

Wheni eat chocolate, and when I drink milk my throat becomes very itchy and under my chin, sometimes the top left of my head what does this mean?

Food allergy: Sounds like you may have developed an allergy to something in the chocolate and the milk, as it is causing an itchy throat, chin, and scalp. There is lactose in the milk and milk chocolate, which may be your allergy. ...Read more

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I have an itchy ear that is sometimes moist and sometimes dry and flakey.?

I have an itchy ear that is sometimes moist and sometimes dry and flakey.?

Fungal?: I wonder if you have a fungal infection of the skin inside your ear, called Otomycosis. The other option would be more like an eczema of the ear canal but this would not often be moist. I would suggest you have your doctor take a look at it as it is difficult to diagnose without looking in your ear and that way he/she can properly treat you as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My ears get red & itchy at night?

Itchy red ears: Wonder if you may have allergy to something you're exposed to at night, because allergies do get worse at night and extended exposure is typical for them. What you may be allergic to remains open. Look for potential allergens in your bedroom - pillow, bedding, mites, bed bugs, detergents, personal hygiene items to name a few. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get itchy inside my ears, what causes this?

Itchy ears.: Could be wax, could be allergies, could be skin inflammation, a la eczema, could be too much use of Q-tips. ...Read more

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Why is my right ear sometime felt itchy and have fluid?

Why is my right ear sometime felt itchy and have fluid?

OE has variety cause: Sounds like some otitis externa. Irritation of the ear canal. Various causes.
Local irritation from unfortunate vigorous cleaning or water trapped in canal.
Allergic reaction to cleaning or after touching poison ivy or other irritant chemical unconsciously touching ear. ...Read more

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What to do if I have got an itchy inner ear, what should I do?

Checkup: Best to see your otolaryngologist. This may be due to eczema in the ear canal, impacted wax, or other causes. ...Read more

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What to do when you have an itchy ear and you can't stop itching it?

What to do when you have an itchy ear and you can't stop itching it?

Itch not to scratch.: Some itches shouldn't be scratched. Please don't stick anything in your ear! You do not want to damage your ear drum. You can have your doctor look in your ear to make sure that the external canal is free of debris and wax. If that is clear and you still have the problem, you may be suffering from allergies. Rule to follow: don't stick anything smaller than your elbow in you ear. Good luck. ...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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I have very itchy ears (inside). What could that be caused from. Extremely itchy!

I have very itchy ears (inside). What could that be caused from. Extremely itchy!

Dry skin: Pruritis without pain is generally manifested by dry skin or retained soap products. If itching becomes intense or starts to become painful then likely otitis externa see physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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The inside of my ears is extremely itchy. Its drivin me crazy! How can I stop the itch.

The inside of my ears is extremely itchy. Its drivin me crazy! How can I stop the itch.

Depends on the cause: The two most common causes of itchy ears are: chronic otitis externa) and (2) seborrheic dermatitis.

For otitis externa, use a 50:50 solution of rubbing alcohol and vinegar. Instill in your ears several times per day. Acetic acid will kill the micro-organisms, and the alcohol will keep the ear canal dry.

For seb derm, use 1% Hydrocortisone cream, several times per day.

Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have an itchy feeling right in the center of my left ear. No pain. What could this be?

Mile skin infection: You describe a mile type of external ear infection that is common this type of year. Its a variant of swimmer's ear and responds to the same medicine. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What allergens outside could make me suddenly itchy-mostly on my face, head, & ears? I have not made changes to any products I use. I am in CA.

What allergens outside could make me suddenly itchy-mostly on my face, head, & ears? I have not made changes to any products I use. I am in CA.

Contact allergy: If this occurs only on area above the neck, I would suspect a contact allergens used on the face and scalp. Hair products would be on my number 1 list. In contact allergy, the skin does not start to rash until 24-72 hrs after the application. Avoidance is the key but may try topical hydrocortisone cream for the time being. ...Read more

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Should I see a dermatologist for itchy ear canals?

Itchy: A dermatologist will evaluate and treat itchy ears. Conditions such as dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, etc. May cause itchy ears. ...Read more

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Itchy ears nose and throat?

? allergies: May have allergies. Try over the counter, non-sedating meds (claritin/loratadine) as one example and if it persists, see a dr. ...Read more

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I am having a problem with wetness and itchiness of the ears what could be causing this its very irritating.

I am having a problem with wetness and itchiness of the ears what could be causing this its very irritating.

External otitis: External otitis. Also called "swimmers ear". Most common causes are using Q-tips (don't do it), and getting ear canal wet. Treatment is keep ears dry except to use OTC ear drops (ask pharmacist), no Q-tips. Ears should respond. If not, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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Red itchy ears?

Rash?: Is it a rash? Sunburn? Infection? Very difficult to answer without seeing it in person to examine. See your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How do I stop an itchy outer ear?

Itchy outer ear: Hello. Using cold compresses to the ear will immediately help to reduce ear itching and redness. Using a steroid cream on a 2x/day for no longer than 14 days will help to resolve the itching. Also a medication like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will resolve the itching rather quickly. ...Read more

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Swollen itchy ears just on the outside?

See your doctor: It could be a contact dermatitis or an infection or another cause. Your doctor would need to examine your ear in order to diagnose it. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an itchy ear!?

Find out why: Itchy ears can be from allergies, problems in the ear, wax or a number other causes. An ENT can look in your ear and offer options on whether you could benefit from wax removal vs medication vs should do nothing about it. Whatever you do, please don't stick anything into the er canal to try to scratch it since you can do real harm to yourself. ...Read more