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What can I do to relieve this problem. My ears are constantly itchy, like every other hour. I clean them and all but it won't stop. It is embarassing.?

What can I do to relieve this problem. My ears are constantly itchy, like every other hour. I clean them and all but it won't stop. It is embarassing.?

Eczema or infection: Please have your doctor take a look at your ears. You may have extremely dry skin like eczema or a yeast infection. Might want to get checked for blood sugar and thyroid too. ...Read more

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If I eat food sometimes the insides of my ears get itchy?

If I eat food sometimes the insides of my ears get itchy?

Allergy: It could be allergy there is special ear drop for that but id does require Rx from doctor
you can use heat pat on the ear and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from over the counter
if no improvement see a doctor can help you make the right diagnosis and give you the proper treatment ...Read more

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Both of my ears are itchy and crusty inside and they hurt?

Both of my ears are itchy and crusty inside and they hurt?

Otitis externa or: seborrhea. You must be examined to determine whether this is a bacterial infection or a skin inflammation. I would suggest very gentle cleaning of the crusted areas with a soapy solution of Head and Shoulders or Selsun (selenium) Shampoo (if not allergic to these products) applied with a Q-tip. Leave on the affected area 5-7 minutes and then rinse off with warm water and gentle soap. ...Read more

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My ears are itchy inside the canal especially at night time for over a month now. No pain. What could it be?

My ears are itchy inside the canal especially at night time for over a month now. No pain. What could it be?

Dry or infected: If you get water into your ear canals often, you may end up with a fungal infection which often causes itching as well. On many occasions, it is just dryness in the ear canals for which an occasional drop of vegetable oil into the canal may be very beneficial. See doctor if the itching persists especially when there is oozing. ...Read more

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My ears are very itchy and very hot just on the outside. It came on all of the sudden. What could it possibly be?

My ears are very itchy and very hot just on the outside. It came on all of the sudden. What could it possibly be?

Many things: Contact dermatitis, fungal infection, bacterial infection to name a few. Best to see doctor and have this evaluated. Need to see, feel skin conditions in order to try and make appropriate diagnosis. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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My ears aren't producing any wax and are constantly itchy- sometimes not so bad but other times I can barely concentrate on anything else! What is it?

My ears aren't producing any wax and are constantly itchy- sometimes not so bad but other times I can barely concentrate on anything else! What is it?

Hard to say.: If you use Q-tips stop them. Avoid all fragrances and aerosols in environment, because they are skin & respiratory tract irritants (and add to the environmental allergy burden). If an antihistamine helps, then an allergy of some sort is the problem & keep a diary to see if something you are eating, or using is the problem, inc. supplements and over the counter meds. See a doc if this doesn't help ...Read more

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My ears get red & itchy at night?

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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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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Red itchy rash on my ears?

Red itchy rash on my ears?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I don't know if I have cold or flu. My ears feel itchy inside. Is this normal?

I don't know if I have cold or flu. My ears feel itchy inside. Is this normal?

Flu vs cold: In general, the flu will cause you to feel more ill than a cold will. Flu sxs can include fever, chills, marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue (if these symptoms did occur with a common cold they would usually be less intense). Colds tend to lead to more nasal congestion than the flu. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that inside my ears are extremely itchy and pussy and sometimes it bleedes?

Yes, you should be.: Please promptly obtain medical assessment from your physician or an ear/nose/throat doctor. ...Read more

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Recently got my ears pierced and it is itchy around the piercing. The skin is also flaking off. Is this normal?

Allergic reaction: You may have an allergic reaction to the metal in the posts used for the piercing. Most often this is due to nickle. Change to a different type of ear ring. If you have any swelling or discharge, you should see your doctor for a possible infection. ...Read more

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My ears are really dry on the outer part and they are really itchy and when I scratch them they burn really bad. What would cause that?

My ears are really dry on the outer part and they are really itchy and when I scratch them they burn really bad. What would cause that?

Maybe it is eczema: It is difficult to tell exactly what you have, but likely it is eczema--which is quite common. Itching typically causes scratching and excessive cleaning which often makes it worse. Fungal infection can also cause itching. If you have rashes elsewhere such as elbows/knees etc...Then more likely eczema. Try some otc cortisone cream, and minimize excessive cleaning/drying. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My ears get very itchy inside and becomes very annoying what is the reason for itchy ears constantly? Is their anything that I could do for that?

My ears get very itchy inside and becomes very annoying what is the reason for itchy ears constantly? Is their anything that I could do for that?

Yes: It is very possible that you may have an infection of the ear canals called otitis externa or as it is often known as "swimmer's ear". Usually this comes from trapped water in ear canal causing an infection in underlying skin of canal see your dr and see if you have this if so can be treated with antibiotic ear drops. ...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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Why are my ears constantly itchy inside? And what is the yellow smelly water that comes from inside them? Doctors medication don't work.

Why are my ears constantly itchy inside? And what is the yellow smelly water that comes from inside them? Doctors medication don't work.

Go back to your doc!: Sounds like you have otitis externa, or inflammation/infection of ear canals. It can be caused by microtrauma from cleaning with q-tips, chronic skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, increased keratin production, +/- bacterial or fungal infection. I don't know what med was given, but you should go back to your doctor to talk about what else can be done. ...Read more

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I just got my ears pierced a few weeks ago and when I clean one of them pus comes, it's not red, swollen, or itchy. Should I be concerned?

I just got my ears pierced a few weeks ago and when I clean one of them pus comes, it's not red, swollen, or itchy. Should I be concerned?

Yes, because: pus usually means infection, even if you don't have any other signs. Show it to your doctor because you might need antibiotics. ...Read more

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My ears piercing holes are watery and get crispy. They also get very itchy. My ears don't hurt. Why is it doing this and how can I stop it?

My ears piercing holes are watery and get crispy. They also get very itchy. My ears don't hurt. Why is it doing this and how can I stop it?

Allergy: You may have developed a contact allergy to an earring you have been wearing. Give them a rest don'twear earrings for a few days and see an allergist to get a patch test to determine what metal you are allergic to. It is probably nickel. ...Read more

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I have little red itchy red bumbs face to feet scattered everywhere on my body. What is it? Should I be worry? Plus my ears are the most itchiest

I have little red itchy red bumbs face to feet scattered everywhere on my body. What is it? Should I be worry? Plus my ears are the most itchiest

Immune system: Hi,

Your immune system's reactions is directly reflected onto your skin as a rash and itching. The most likely triggers are from a topical allergy, food allergy, infection, heavy metal, chemical or mold. I'm happy to help you resolve your issue through a consult if you'd like. ...Read more

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For the past 3 days my ears have been feeling warm and itchy they are also red. It started on just the earlobes and has now moved to the outer edges?

For the past 3 days my ears have been feeling warm and itchy they are also red. It started on just the earlobes and has now moved to the outer edges?

Infection?: Hi, you could have skin infection of the earlobe, infection of the bone around the ear (mastoiditis), infection of external ear or middle ear, etc, also there are other possibilities like polychondritis an Autoimmune disease which involves the cartilages, you need to see a doctor to take history, examine you and make a proper diagnosis, good luck. ...Read more

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Please help, my ears have been cleaned out everyday but they are very itchy inside and it gets very sore: (solutions II have tried oil?

Please help, my ears have been cleaned out everyday but they are very itchy inside and it gets very sore: (solutions II have tried oil?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I get very little red itchy bumps on and around my ears that seem to be stress related. What could this be? They also sometimes bleed or have fluid

I get very little red itchy bumps on and around my ears that seem to be stress related. What could this be? They also sometimes bleed or have fluid

See a physician ASAP: Lesions that are little blisters and bleed require medical attention. Stress may be a trigger, "the straw that broke the camel's back", but very unlikely to be the cause of the problem See a dermatologist or board-certified allergist. ...Read more