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What is the remedy for itchy ear?

Since I was a teenager my ears would constantly itch.... And I would scratch until my ears you bleed.. as you can imagine ear infections were very common for me. Now I m 25 and still not a day goes by without my ears itching. I ve tried coconut oil, prescription ear drops, bactine spray to numb the itching... Sometimes I ll wake myself up in the middle of the night by scratching my ears in my sleep. Then I have to get up, apply a antiseptic numbing spray and go back to sleep. But within this last week it s becoming unbearable. I m so tired of the constant itching! 10 years of itchy ears!? What could it possibly be? I have eczema on my arms... Could I possibly have eczema in my ears?
Tue, 11 Nov 2014
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Welcome in H.C.M.

I understand your concern, it appears as you are having allergic otitis externa because as you said that you are having eczema in your armpit which is an allergic disease so there are fair chances for allergic otitis externa.

Other possibilities are-

1- Wax in ear.

2- Otomycosis.

For curative treatment a thorough examination by your ENT doctor is must but if it is not possible at present than you may try an ear drop containing anti fungal + antibiotic and steroid.

Probably above answers your query.

thanks for consulting H.C.M.
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