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Can I use deborax for ear itching problem? My ear has been itching since last month. I have ear itch problems since childhood, but they go away as and when I put ear drops in them. But this time it doesn't seem to ease away. Can I use deborax for it? It

Can I use deborax for ear itching problem? My ear has been itching since last month. I have ear itch problems since childhood, but they go away as and when I put ear drops in them. But this time it doesn't seem to ease away. Can I use deborax for it? It

Debrox: Debrox eardrops are used to soften earwax so that the earwax can be removed. It has no use in treating an itchy ear. Your symptoms sound more likely to be from irritated skin in the ear canal. You might consider seeing your physician. He might place you on cortisone eardrops which will soothe the irritation of the skin and relieve the itching. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My ear itches so much. Is this normal? Is it okay to scratch it?

My ear itches so much. Is this normal? Is it okay to scratch it?

Dry skin: This could be related to eczema of the outer ear. Dry itchy skin of the ear canal is pretty common. There is a prescription ear drop called dermotic ear drops that can be pretty effective. Do not scrtach the ear canal. The skin is a natural barrier to infection. Scratching can lead to an outer ear infection. ...Read more

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My ear itches, what to do?

My ear itches, what to do?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my ear itches deep inside and out of reach?

What does it mean if my ear itches deep inside and out of reach?

Skin or foreign body: This may be from a skin condition such as eczema, or fungus in the ear. It may be ear wax that is irritating the ear canal. It may be something that is caught in the ear such as a bug or piece of something that is deep in the ear canal. An examination by medical personal may tell which it is. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my ear itches deep inside and out of reach?

Please explain why does my ear itches deep inside and out of reach?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the inside of my ear itches?

Dermatitis: You can get a dermatitis in your inner ear canal just as easy as on another part of your body. Certainly, these types of irriations can be more annoying, becasue they are hard to get to. Certainly do not try to itch your ear with a q-tip or bobby pin, etc. See a dr. And there are some good ear drops which can help you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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For about a month now, every so often I wake up and the inside of my ear itches/hurts. What cause this?

For about a month now, every so often I wake up and the inside of my ear itches/hurts. What cause this?

Infection or rash: You might have an inner ear infection or eczema or contact dermatitis. You need to see a doctor for proper evaluation and exam. An infection may be serious and needs to be treated. ...Read more

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I can't sleep because my ear itches! Could this be related to stress?

I can't sleep because my ear itches! Could this be related to stress?

Unlikley: You can try some mineral oil in the ear before you sleep (assuming there is no hole in the ear drum). There is also a nice prescription medication for itchy ears called dermotic oil. Your primary care could prescribe or your local ent. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my ear itches so bad that I'm bout to cry, and also my throats itches to, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my ear itches so bad that I'm bout to cry, and also my throats itches to, what do you suggest?

Itchy throat: Ear itch could be drying ears, need moisteur lotion, could be too much wax & needs irrigation...itchy throat could be post nasal draining from allergies like ragweed pollen.. ...Read more

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Good evening. I have a small white bump inside my ear. It huets when touched and itches at times. Should I be worried?

Good evening. I have a small white bump inside my ear. It huets when touched and itches at times. Should I be worried?

Otitis externa: It could be "swimmer's ear". That tiny little bump can cause pain that is out of proportion to it's appearance or severity but this usually doesn't progress. You can get OTC acetic acid ear drops. Sometimes antibiotic drops are required so see your doctor if it gets bad. ...Read more

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My ear is driving me nuts! It itches way down deep and has been for 3 days. People say allergies but those aren't bothering me. What's the deal?

My ear is driving me nuts! It itches way down deep and has been for 3 days. People say allergies but those aren't bothering me. What's the deal?

Ear itch: Ask a doctor to look in your ear first of all to make sure there is nothing in there. It could still be allergies since itchy ears is another part of allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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My ear lobe itches and its really dry its been going on for about two months. Petroleum jelly makes it itch less and semi heals but doesn't go away. ?

My ear lobe itches and its really dry its been going on for about two months. Petroleum jelly makes it itch less and semi heals but doesn't go away. ?

Needs evaluation: Depending on the cause, different treatments might work. For eczema, hydrocortisone or stronger steroids may help. For a fungal infection there are specific antifungal treatments. Sometimes a better skin moisturizer is all it takes. Ask your doctor for help. ...Read more

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Hello. I've been having ear discharges for a while. The liquid is clear and a bit sticky. My ear itches and I always want to clean it out because it feels like there's wax. Sometimes there may also be some blood. What should I do? Should I just leave it b

Hello. I've been having ear discharges for a while. The liquid is clear and a bit sticky. My ear itches and I always want to clean it out because it feels like there's wax. Sometimes there may also be some blood. What should I do? Should I just leave it b

Burst eardrum: The clear fluid is from the middle ear normally walled off by the ear drum, which has been perforated in your case. Could be due to trauma (aggressive with the qtip?) or infection. Cleaning with otc ear wax solution is usually safer and more effective than using qtips. Would be worthwhile to have this looked at because antibiotic may be indicated. Otherwise, yes, leave it b ...Read more

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I have a pain in my ear it itches and feels swollen what do I do. Besides go to the doctor?

I have a pain in my ear it itches and feels swollen what do I do. Besides go to the doctor?

Go to the doctor: Go to the doctor. There is no alternative to proper diagnosis and identification of a problem. ...Read more

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I think I got bit by something on my ear. It's hot, red and burns and itches. I also have a headache.?

I think I got bit by something on my ear. It's hot, red and burns and itches. I also have a headache.?

Probably: Sounds like it. It sounds like it might be infected too. You should seek eval and get treated before it gets worse. ...Read more

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I have a red mole behind my ear that sticks up and itches should I be concerned?

I have a red mole behind my ear that sticks up and itches should I be concerned?

See a dermatologist: If you have moles, you should examine your body once a month. Moles with irregular edges are always cause for concern. See your dermatologist for consultation. ...Read more

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Using of bike helmet had caused an infection on one of my ear its red and itches and I always feel warm from inside what sort of remedies u suggest me?

Using of bike helmet had caused an infection on one of my ear its red and itches and I always feel warm from inside what sort of remedies u suggest me?

Throw the helmet: First thing you need to do, is to throw away the helmet.
Second clean your ear with peroxide and apply topical antibiotic.
Apply heat on and off on your ear.
Not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my ear that is not going away. It is painful and itchy at times and sometimes my whole ear itches. The pain from the sore can wake me?

I have a sore on my ear that is not going away. It is painful and itchy at times and sometimes my whole ear itches. The pain from the sore can wake me?

See MD: Any non healing sore needs to be looked at particularly by a dermatologist, especially if it is on the outer ear. See ENT if the sore is in the ear canal. ...Read more

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I found a tick on my ear removed it now it's swollen and itches and burns a lot shoul I use neosporin on it?

Bring tick to MD: Since you do not know if this is a dog tick or a deer tick you should bring the check if you still have it to your dermatologist and they can send it in to pathology to see what type of ticket is. You can also have Lyme titers drawn now and repeat them in 4 to 6 weeks to be sure you have not contracted this disease. I would not use Neosporin because many people are allergic to it. ...Read more

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I have an ear infection and I am on meds for it. I have 3 more days of taking it. But my ear itches is itching a sign of healing?

I have an ear infection and I am on meds for it. I have 3 more days of taking it. But my ear itches is itching a sign of healing?

Itching on ear meds: Would contact your doctor who prescribed the medicine. Sometimes could be sign of non healing infection sometimes could be reaction/allergy to the medicine, so please contact the doctor who prescribed the medicine and be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have pimple on my face that have lasted over 28yrs sometime it itch and my body also itches me including my ear eye and my body is not smooth?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I have found something behind my ear gooey, my head itches, found brown mushy like things that looks like it has legs! /I'm clean wash hair daily! Help!

I have found something behind my ear gooey, my head itches, found brown mushy like things that looks like it has legs! /I'm clean wash hair daily! Help!

Sebaceous cyst: There are many kinds of cysts we all can get. It has nothing to do with hygiene. See your PCP to discuss what can be done about it. ...Read more