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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes itchy ears?

Hi, for the past 2-3 days my ears have been incredibly itchy right inside. The right is worse than the left and feels dry and raw. It s not too far down, just right on the inside above my lobe. I ve tried peroxide and it didn t help. My ears are cleaned regularly but not too often. Any ideas?
Tue, 22 Jan 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Your symptoms seem to be related to dermatitis of the ear canal. I recommend using antihistamines daily such as Levocetirizine to relieve the itching.

I also recommend using Calamine lotion for local application at the ear canal.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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