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Itchy Ears - April 7th 2009, 03:24 AM

For the last few months my ears (mainly the right one) have been extremely itchy. I'll scratch it with a Q-tip (which feels great. ) But there's nothing in there. It'll continue to itch even after I use the Q-tip and even make my ear raw.

I asked my doctor and he looked in there and said that he didn't see anything and just said, "Nope, you just have an itchy ear. " Well, he's always the kind of doctor who sort of just gives you a medicine and walks out.

Some one told me that it could be sinus issues causing the itchiness. Idk, but it's sort of frustrating to have to get up and go and itch me ear. I'm running out of Q-tips.


   
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Re: Itchy Ears - April 7th 2009, 03:27 AM

You could try using some anti-itch cream on the ear; obviously you wouldn't put the cream INTO the ear but jsut as far as your finger can reach.


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Re: Itchy Ears - April 7th 2009, 04:39 AM

I am sorry to hear about your itchy ears. Do you have any idea what is causing it? Try not to use a q-tip too much as they can damage your ears if you aren't careful and it can actually make your itchy ears worse. Here are some possible causes of itchy ears:

-infection
-trauma
-allergy
-seborrheic dermatitis (similar to dandruff)
-irritation from chemicals in hair products
-excessive ear cleaning.
-swimmers ear

To help with the itching I recommend you apply a small amount to over the counter steroid cream on your outer ear. Do not put into deep into your ear canal. Like Brittney said only apply it as far as your finger can reach comfortably. If this doesn't help your problem then I would recommend seeing a new doctor if possible. If you think your current doctor is incompetent then it doesn't make much sense to go to him for medical advice. I hope your itchy ear issue gets better. Until then try not to scratch because it can make the itching worse. Take care and feel better.

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Re: Itchy Ears - April 7th 2009, 10:29 PM

I sometimes have the same problem but seriously don't put anything inside your ear! It could make matters 10x worse!
Do you listen to music through earphones a lot? Listening to mine too loud kind of makes them itchy...


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Re: Itchy Ears - April 14th 2009, 03:03 AM

Well they still itch. My Grandma put some alcohol in my right ear when it was itching and it hurt really bad. I guess they were tender from itching. It stopped itching. But they still itch occasionally.


   
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Re: Itchy Ears - April 14th 2009, 01:14 PM

I don't know if this counts for you, but if you wear a headset that covers your ears, while on your computer, this causes the bacteria to build up alot faster, along with more wax and will cause them to itch.

Some headphones can cause the same affect if you are using some mp3 player.

If this is the case, you might want to consider investing in some speakers, and only use your headset when you need it. Or giving your ears a wash out with hot water and keep your headphone in a clean condition if you use them with a mp3 player.
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Re: Itchy Ears - April 16th 2009, 12:09 AM

That may apply to me. I listen to my iPod everyday. Lol.


   
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Re: Itchy Ears - April 16th 2009, 12:38 AM

try using soothing cream?



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Re: Itchy Ears - April 16th 2009, 01:04 AM

Just before I get a cold I get itchy ears...but if you've had it for a month or so, I doubt it's a cold!

Maybe you could go see another doctor, get a second diagnosis?

Or maybe just stop scratching them for a while? They could just be inflamed and sore from so much scratching. You know like you get heat rash and the more you scratch the more you itch? Could be something like that.

But I say get a second diagnosis.


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