Itching in ear, discharge from ear during hot weather. Taken prescribed medicine. Recommendation? - Online Doctor Chats
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i had an ear infection
its been more than 5 years now
i went for different doctors in the initial years
but it doesnt help
i got this itchy feeling inside my ear
and due to this fluids comes out from my ear
generally the itching is bad when summer comes and the weather is hot
also regarding the treatment i mentioned earlier....
it only helps minimize the itching when i take the medicines
after the prescription time everything happens the same again
can you recommend something on this
Yes I understand the concern
Medicines help only for a while
Sometimes the infection comes back even worse than before
right that is what happened with me
We need to address issues regarding your immunity
Before that I need to ask a few questions.
Do you have a history of allergies?
Did you consult an ENT specialist?
sorry, i dont know what ENT is
Ear Nose and throat specialist
but one of the doctors i went is supposedly a specialist in ear
What did he say?
he gave me medicines based on his examination
he said take these medicines and it'll be alright
Did he give a diagnosis?
Is the infection coming from middle ear or external ear?
no just the prescription
but that was many years ago
i stopped going to doctors after seeing no improvement from visiting 2-3 doctors
Actually if the secretions are coming from middle ear then you may need grommet insertion
Now coming to the immunity part
You need to get tested for the conditions that decrease immunity
Other then that you need to make some changes in your lifestyle
what can be those
First thing to do is to clean your ears after water goes into your ears.
Do it with an ear bud
yes that's what i regularly do
if i dont use ear bud for a day, that day is horrible for me
any time of the day my itching can start
It is not good to use ear buds on dry ear
this is how i keep the itching minimal
It may exacerbate the itching by destroying the lining of the ear canal
can you suggest what i should do on dry ear
Mostly you should let it be
it is unbearable sometimes
You may try anti-histaminic ear drops if itching is very bad
Do not put anything else in the ear
Ear is usually wet after a head wash
that is the best time for ear bud
i'll keep that in mind
also you need to increase your immunity by doing the following things
Fruits and raw vegetables at least 5 times a day
Exercise for atleast 20 min a day
And drink clean water and hygienic food to prevent recurrent infections of throat and stomach
I think the lifestyle changes help most in the long run
any particular ear drops you would recommend?
It should have an antihistaminic component
It should be taken as a prescription from a doctor.
and Doctor, can you tell why the secretion is hapenning
it only started after the infection
It can be a persistent or recurrent infection
It can also be due to excessive ear bud use
Actually there may be just a discharge but no infection
In that case it is allergy
Whatever the case
The above recommendations should help
well thank you doctor
that was really helpful
Hope I helped
have a good day
Have a good day
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