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What is the cause of itching on ear?

I have almost the same symptoms as the gentleman in the query below. A small itchy area on the pinna (outside) of my right ear. I recently went thru radiation (7000 units - 35 treatments) which ended last July for cancer of the tonsil (HPV) and got a clean bill of health and I m wondering if this is related, but probably not(?)
Thu, 24 Apr 2014
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yes.it is related to your radiation. post radiation skin becomes dry and erythematous depanding on d dosage of radiation and number of cycles.medically otitis extena which is comman with radiation.its a superficial inflammation of external ear and pinna.
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