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Can anyone have scabies of ears causing bad ear ache & is it contagious?

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1. Can you have scabies of the ears?
2. Can it cause a bad ear ache?
3. Is it contagious?
Posted Sun, 29 Apr 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Geeta Sundar 1 hour later

Answering your queries---

Yes, scabies can affect any part of the skin including that of the ears.

Yes, it can cause a bad ear ache if it is severe enough to lead to inflammation.

Yes, it is contagious--if you scratch and then touch other parts of your body, you can spread the infection. Additionally your contaminated linen if used by others can give them the infection.

Do get back if you have follow up queries and here's wishing you speedy recovery.

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