Itchy ears ear wax

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Soon I noticed that the inside of ears seemed to have crust in them. I know that wax is coming out of my ears and that would explain the drying inside and around my ear producing crusty like substance which drives me crazy and I end up picking at it. My earlobes also tend to have that crust on them which I assume is due to the wax dripping outside of the ear. I go through alot of q-tips a day trying to get out all the liquid wax. This is happening in both ears.
For starts, DON'T stick ANYTHING into your ears to clean them. Secondly, you might be removing too much wax out of your ears by cleaning them everyday, which is TOTALLY unnecessary. Could be allergies or some other dermatitis issue. You could try a couple of drops of olive oil in each ear and see if that helps.
My outer ear has been super itchy lately and when I lay a certain way, liquid drains from my ears. Before, it was light yellow with a foul smell but now it is almost clear and has almost no smell. I wake up with clumps/flakes of yellow wax sometimes, so I am not really sure what's going on. I do use q-tips sometimes however I've been trying to avoid them. There isnt any pain, just itchyness.
Itchy Ears? Please excuse the other forums that make you log in/register then it does not work :( Anyway, I finally found a cure I wanted to get out there. Witch hazel and Betadine (enough mix to make a dark amber color) twice daily drops will cure the ear problem. It took me 15 years to figure it out, I am giving the secret out for free. I had white smelly ear wax? in my right ear -- now it's brown and smells normal just like my right ear after 3 years of treatment.
Hi, Itching of the ears can be the first sign of an ear infection, but if the problem is chronic, it is more likely caused by a chronic dermatitis of the ear canal. Seborrheic dermatitis and eczema can both affect the ear canal. Other probable causes are wax in the ear, allergy, excessive sweating, etc. Ii is advisable to consult an ENT specialist to look for the actual problem. "Aim should be to treat the cause, rather than the symptom".
just wondered if anyone had ne good suggestions to help get rid of ear wax, ive grown up w/ bad ears and cant get to the ear doc for another month and my ear is very achy and itchy ! ne suggestions would help ! thanks !
I've had an itchy ear since this last treatment. I had the doctor check it and the nurse cleaned it out, but it's still itching. I don't know if the treatment had any bearing on this or not. Now that I'm off treatment, with a period of time for the drugs to clear out, hopefully, my ear will return to normal.
Do you have acid reflux/GERD? I awaken most days with both ears feeling wet inside and my ear wax is sticky enough that I can stretch it out between my fingers. My ears have been itchy for so many years that it seems normal to me to have them constantly itch and feel raw. I made numerous trips to the doctor as a kid and even until my early 20s only to be told that I had no ear infection.
what is it when it feel like something is crawling in a person ear? There is no water or nothing in my ear. Then when I rub it it gets hot.
Hi, you have the exact symptoms I have now, the scaby neck and behind the ears, the scabby itchy ears and the pin pricks on the end of my finger which looks like splinters but isn't. Did you find out what this was!? Or has anyone else had the same??
I just posted for first time to this forum w/ question for my husband but saw your post and had to respond:-) Major issue for me and (was) seeing an ear Dr regularly for it. I have really small ear canals and have always had trouble clearing ear wax. Problem has gotten worse as I've gotten older.Got all sorts of different suggestions/advice ranging from being told I have excema in my ears which causes flakes, itch then infections from my itching them....usually wake up from sleep itching them.
Hello and hope you are doing well. The symptoms described by you could be due a skin disorder called eczema. This itches so much that all the scratching makes it look like 'shoe leather' (or 'elephant hide'). People who suffer from this disorder should avoid contact with triggering factors like soaps, cosmetics, jewelry, clothing, and detergents. Sometimes sweat, changes in temperature and psychological stress are known to trigger these episodes.
Exostoses and osteomas, on the other hand, are benign bony tumors of the ear canal These may grow large enough to block the ear canal, trap wax in the canal, and interfere with hearing. Are there signs or symptoms present? If a cyst becomes painful, it may be infected. Treatment may include antibiotics or removal of the cyst. It would be best to have it evaluated by an ear specialist also to rule out other causes.
then i became dizzy and later had a terrible headache , woke up with the noise in L ear.......next day. the doc checked out my ears fully and no eardrum damage , brain Mri was normal and little bones in ear , normal.........there is a little fluid in L ear canal or mid ear....but not a whole lot ..... so doc put me on nasacort and ibuprofen.........helped bring down a lymphgland knot i had under my ear but the ringing is still there, i noticed the nasacort made it louder!
I have discovered (after a ton of research) a home solution for my itchy ears which is astounding me. It has now been a month since I started this and I seem to be on the road to relief. If this helps even just one person here that is suffering like I was then I am glad to have helped. Get a small dispenser bottle that has a wide mouth, with a lid, and with which you will be able to dip a q-tip into.
And she has runny eyes (it is a clear discharge) and she has itchy, waxy ears. If she were a human I would think that she has hay-fever or some other allergy. But I am unable to identify what it could possibly be. As I said this does happen occasionally and each time terrifies me - as in the past she had the calicivirus - for which she was hospitalized over 10 days and was in critical condition. As a result she is on a daily regime of L-Lysine to keep the calicivirus under control.
There may be infection or a foreign object such as a small piece of grass or ball of wax deeper in the ear canal. Sometimes dogs with food or pollen/dust allergies have itchy, pink ears as well. The ear cleaner was a good start, but since his symptoms have persisted despite the ear cleaner, I recommend taking him into your veterinarian for otoscopic examination and treatment. Good luck, Kimberly Coyner, DVM DACVD www.dermvetvegas.
I have had a mild cought the last few weeks and we are having a record high pollen season here in Tucson which is when my problems started. My ears are very itchy today as well. Left ear is doing ok, just itchy. Right ear still full, but I can pop for a second if I try plugging my nose and blowing gently. How long do these issues usually take to resolve? Is there anything else I could be doing? I'll update after my ENT appointment tomorrow morning. Thanks very much.
Also, in this very same ear for my entire life up until I began experiencing these problems, I used to have extreme wax build up that often had to be cleaned out. Once these problems started to emerge, my ear barely seems to produce wax. Also, if this matters, I am not experiencing any hearing issues.
my six year old came home from school with lice 10 days ago, and about the same time I noticed that the inside of my nose was really itchy and my ears feel itchy and full as well. Do lice nest in your nose and ears? My daughter has extremely curly textured hair, and it has been quite a challenge to get rid of all the nits......
Usually with ear mites the dog scratches a lot at its ears, or shakes its head because of intense itching. There is usually a visible wax build-up in the ear/ears. Redness also, is a symptom. I had a dog once who had a bad attack of ear mites. The vet prescribed a medicated ear lotion. Fortunately he didn't need antibiotics, but cases where the ear mites have gone untreated for a long time can cause quite severe infections in the ears. Then antibiotics are needed. Smell your dog's ear.
There usually isn't any other fluid in your ears besides ear wax, which can be a variety of colors/textures. If her ENT isn't concerned, and she doesn't have any other symptoms...maybe she could try putting either cotton balls or ear plugs in her ears at night so she doesn't feel the fluid come out? Best of luck!
grapefruit seed extract, tea tree oil and alcohol) don't know if this is allergy related. I've gotten rid of all my down comforters and pillows as of today. Could the cocaine have affected my ear? Could this be allergies? Please, no lecturing on using drugs. I know they are bad. I have on occasion and several weeks/months apart. I plan to stop using them. This is not worth it. I just need help with my ear. Thanks.
A thick, black wax usually indicates ear mites. The mites make the ears very itchy and that makes them scratch them, and it also irritates them to the point of redness. A good miticide should take care of it, and you can get this from your vet.
I have been diagnosed by the doctors as having produced too much wax in my ears. My left ear all I can hear is static like the kind you hear from the tv. They gave me ear wax removal ear drops but they don't seem to work. The rash around my neck I believe is a heat rash but I could be wrong. I was given benadryl for the itching and a cream to help make it go away. I don't seem to have any answers but I'll see if I can find anything cuz I'm curious too.
My current PC Was even less help as I asked if I could be referred to someone that could figure out what is going on. She refused to do this, stating she would look like a fool if she referred me for an itchy ear. The itchy problem is mostly with my left ear. The main times it will itch is shortly after I put in my hearing aids, and when I lay down on my left side. Almost like if I cut off the air to it is when it starts to itch.
I get them about 2-3 times a year. I've also have very itchy ears and often a problem with excessive ear wax. I used to get my ears flushed 1-2 times a year when the wax completely blocked up my ear, but now I try to add drops of baby oil to my ears to keep the wax from impacting. I thought keeping the wax soft would help me from getting the ear infections, but it hasn't. I don't recall having problems as a child with ear infections, why am I having all this problem as an adult?
I've had the same problem__started last summer with what I thought was wax in my ear. Dr. said my ears looked fine but put me on sudafed, etc. It kept getting worse until I started running to ENTs. An audiogram showed a slight hearing loss in bad ear but nothing out- of -line for my age. But my ear kept getting more and more pressure, brain fog set in along with tinnitus, I became sensitive to noise, and my head felt as if someone had poured a pitcher of water into it.
Some ears don't produce enough earwax which can cause the ear to become dry and irritated. However, if too much wax forms, the ear can feel plugged and cause temporary hearing loss.
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