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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?

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...

My dr. Said I had eustachian tube dysfunction (~10 days now) due to allergies. Plugged ears, lightheaded. The last 4-5 days, I have had episodes of my inner ear itching too. Do I have an infection?

See your ENT. You may or may not have an infection. Your ENT should examine you to determine whether or not you need antibiotics. If its allergies, antihistamines should help. Read more...
ENT would need to . An itchy ear does not necessarily mean you have an infection. Don't use q-tips and keep your ears dry while bathing or showering. See your ENT specialist for evaluation and recommendations. Read more...

I'm 24years old, my ears throat nose itches, I feel like some thing hurts. Happens 10 times a day. But no cold, no fever. Is this a problem or just allergy?

See a doctor. This is not a problem which can be approached on the internet. You will have to be seen and examined, and perhaps tested for allergies.. Read more...
Very Likely. Although more detailed history and testing should be done, frequent itchiness of the ears, nose and throat is a common symptom of environmental allergies. There is great testing to verify this and a multitude of treatment options if it is a true allergy. I recommend being evaluated by a board certified allergist if these symptoms are bothering you. Read more...

I have had trouble hearing out of my left ear for three days now and it has been burning and itching. Does this mean that I have an ear infection?

Maybe, needs eval. Burning and itching in the ear along with decreased hearing in the ear sounds like inflammation that could be due to an infection. If untreated it could get worse in a short period of time so better to go get it checked out to be sure. Read more...
Ear Burning - Itchin. A burning, itching ear usually means a fungal external ear infection, also called otomycosis. This leads to plugging of the ear canal, with decreased hearing. The ear should be examined, then cleansed, then topical prescription eardrops are prescribed. Go see your primary healthcare provider. If not getting better, then see an ear nose and throat doctor. Read more...
Itchy ear. There is a good chance you have an outer ear infection. This can be due to bacteria and/or fungi. Another possibility is a wax blockage. If you have been using q tips, the chance for these problems is much higher. You need to see your primary doctor or ENT right away. Read more...

I was diagnosed with a pretty bad inner ear infection, finished my antibiotic but now its itching and I still cannot hear out of that ear. Why?

Takes time. To have a middle ear infection you accumulate fluid/pus/debris in the middle ear.This must eventually be absorbed by the body or drain down your Eustachian tubes to allow the normal air (hearing) to return.The duration of antibiotic use is based on how long it takes to kill the germ. The fluid (hearing loss) can persist for a few weeks after that stops. Read more...

I have ringing and a lot of itching in my ear. There is some pain but not a lot. I used to suffer with chronic ear infections. Could this be one?

Yes, and no... Certainly you could have another infection. The ringing you are experiencing may be a sign of a problem deeper in the ear. Best to have this looked at by an ear nose and throat specialist. Read more...
RECURRENCE. Yes, you could very well be having a recurrent infection or at least something that is causing an inflammation inside your ear. Could also be a simple accumulation of serum that can be eliminated by a simple ear wash. Read more...

Why do I have a constant itching in my ear? My one ear is always itching. I also get a lot of ear infections and I often don't know until they are full blown ear infections. Could this all be related or could you give me possibilities for why this stuff k

Are . Are you a swimmer or participate in any activities where water is involved? If so this may contribute to the problem. Consider using ear plugs if applicable. On the other hand have you seen an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. You may need a special tube to drain the fluid from your inner ear. Also ask if a culture was done. Often times people with recurrent ear infections are treated with antibiotics, and the problems ends up being a fungal infection which requires a different treatment. All the best. Read more...
Are . Are these outer ear infections (external otitis) or middle ear infections (otitis media) that you are referring to? I'm curious as to why only the one ear itches. Has anyone commented on looking i n your ears that the canal is narrow or tortuous in shape? Allergic conditions of the skin (i.e., eczematous dermatitis) or excessively dry skin can certainly cause pruritis (itchiness). Are you an excessive abuser of q-tips? This can remove the protective function of ear wax, lead to breakdown of the skin integrity, and predispose you to external otitis. For ear itchiness secondary to dryness dermotic drops work fairly well. For eczematous dermatitis, a topical steroid ointment or cream (i.e., elocon) often works well. Your best bet is to get a formal evaluation by an ENT , make a diagnosis, and treat properly. Read more...