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Why Do My Ears Itch?

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Many problems can lead to itchy ears. The skin of the external auditory meatus is very thin, very easy to be dry and even be easy to be injured. Let's take a look at some of the causes of itchy ears.



1. Allergic Reaction

(1) Skin Allergy

The skin in the ear itches because of an allergic reaction. Beauty products like hair gel, shampoo or soap can be the culprit. Products containing nickel, such as earrings, plastic, rubber or metal, earplugs or hearing aids, can also cause skin rashes, known as contact dermatitis. In this case, it is necessary to apply low sensitizing materials in the shell of these products.



(2) Food Allergy

If people have pollen fever or pollen allergy, their ears may itch when they eat certain fruits, vegetables or nuts.



2. Fungal or Bacterial Infection

Another common cause of ear itching is fungal or bacterial infection of the external auditory meatus. The warm, humid and dark environment of the ear canal is an ideal environment for the growth of fungi or bacteria. Ear canal infection is more common in diabetic patients. Ear speculum or otoscope speculum can be applied to examine the ear canal.


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3. Systemic Skin Diseases

Itchy ears can also be caused by systemic skin diseases, such as psoriasis or eczema.



4. Inflammation

For ear itching caused by inflammation, it is recommended that patients take Amoxicillin capsules and Pudilan oral liquid for treatment. Avoid eating spicy food at the same time. Avoid alcohol and smoke, and drink more plain boiled water.



5. Loss of Earwax

In fact, earwax has a protective effect, and the oil of earwax has some antipruritic effect. It protects the fragile skin of the ear canal and acts as a lubricant. If all the earwax in the ear canal is removed with detergents, the ear canal will lose its protective layer and make the skin dry, itchy and inflamed.



6. Excessive Cerumen or Secretion in the Ear

The so-called cerumen is also called ear wax. If the ear wax or other substances in the ear is too much, the ear wax will cause certain stimulation to the ear canal, thus causing pruritus. Once the secretion in the ear can not be discharged in time, it is also easy to cause itching.


But it is not a good habit to dig ears often. Because it can easily cause the fine hair in the ear to fall off. These fine hairs can help resist the invasion of dust and bacteria. Once they fail to perform the function of resisting foreign invasion, it is easy to cause the inner membrane of the ear to become thinner and more sensitive in the long run. It is recommended  to clean ears with special ear drops for ear dirt treatment and be sure to avoid washing with water.



7. Water into Ears

Some people can easily bring some water, shampoo, shower gel and other substances into their ears when they are bathing or swimming. If the mixture can not be discharged in time, it is easy to stay in the ear. After a period of time, it is easy to cause pain and itching in the ear, and even lead to diseases in the ear in some cases, which can also lead to itching.



8. Eczema or Psoriasis

If people have these skin conditions, the ear canal can easily itch. Ear drops can usually be applied to treat these problems. Steroid tablets may also be required in severe cases. 



If the ear itching has not been relieved and improved for a long time, then go to the hospital as soon as possible. If there is bacteria in the ear and no timely treatment, it is easy to lead to otitis externa, otitis media and other problems. These inflammatory problems will cause certain damage to the ear health, so it should have timely symptomatic treatment. Ear examination instruments include disposable ear speculum and reusable speculum, such as Boucheron ear speculum and Hartmann ear speculum, etc.



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