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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?

Wax: Wax can make ears itchy and wax can be brown to orange or reddish in colour . Ear examination can confirm the diagnosis. ...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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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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What should I do if I have an itchy ear!?

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