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

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. William Lewis
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Find out cause

You may have allergic eczema or other issue, and need to see your otolaryngologist for an exam and appropriate treatment.

In brief: Find out cause

You may have allergic eczema or other issue, and need to see your otolaryngologist for an exam and appropriate treatment.
Dr. William Lewis
Dr. William Lewis
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