Causes & treatments for an itchy ear canal


 



 

Sometimes you feel the desire to itch the ear for a short time, which causes you inconvenience, especially if you are sitting among your friends or in the workplace, and thus we know in the following lines the most important causes of itchy ear, treatment and prevention methods, according to the healthline website.

 

Causes of itchy ears:

 

skin dryness

 

One of the causes of itchy ears is dry skin, because the ears do not produce enough wax.

 

Dermatitis in the ear canal

 

When the skin inside the ear canal becomes inflamed as a result of an allergic reaction to products in or near the ear, such as personal care products or the metal in earrings, or another type of dermatitis in the ear called eczema dermatitis, and this type of infection is unknown.

 

Inflammation of the outer ear

 

Otitis externa, or inflammation of the outer ear canal, can cause pain in the ear in addition to itching, also known as swimmer's ear, which is usually due to inflammation, and leads to redness and swelling.

 

Use of hearing aids

 

 Hearing aids can cause water retention in the ears, or trigger an allergic reaction to the hearing aid itself. Ill-fitting hearing aids can also help put pressure on certain areas of the ear, leading to itching.

 

 Treating itchy ears:

 

Treatment methods determine the causes of itchy ears, such as:

 

 Wax accumulation.

 

Excess water in the ear.

 

External particles in the ear.

 

In order not to have complications if the eardrum is damaged.

 

The doctor may prescribe the following such as:

 

 

Antibiotic ointment.

 

 

Baby oil to soften the skin.

 

 

Swimmer's ear drops.

 

Antibiotics to treat infections, if the itchy ears are accompanied by a high temperature, or bleeding from the ear.

 

 Methods for preventing itchy ears:

 

 To prevent itchy ears, they should be cleaned with the following:

 

 

 Cotton balls.

 

 

Cotton swabs.

 

 

- Paper napkin.

 

Using jewelry that is appropriate about your skin type and that is hypoallergenic.

 

If swimming, use a solution to drain excess water into the ear canal.

 

If you have an increased production of earwax, you may need to keep the earwax at a level that can be controlled using doctor approved methods, such as using ear drops.