5 Reasons For Itchy Ears And Treatment Options

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If you feel helpless in front of a strong urge of scratching your ears and do it often, even in public then it’s time to get rid of this embarrassing situation. Know the reason for your itchy ears and find its treatment.

Dry Skin:

When ears don’t produce enough wax, the ear skin can become dry and itchy due to less lubrication and you will experience strong itching sensation in ears.


Itchy ears can sometimes be a result of some ear infection. Bacteria and viruses cause infection and also induce strong itchy sensation.

ear infections

Mostly this happens in cold or flu. A severe ear infection can lead to hearing loss. If you are experiencing some ear infection and discomfort you can book an appointment online with the best ENT specialist in Karachi, Lahore, and other main cities of Pakistan via Marham.pk

Use of Hearing Aids:

Hearing aids can cause water and wax accumulation in the ears, and also trigger an allergic reaction. Poorly fitted hearing aids put extra pressure on certain areas of the ear and all these factors can lead to itchy ears. You can find and consult with the best audiologist in Karachi, Lahore and other main cities of Pakistan via Marham.pk, as an audiologist is the right person to prescribe you a suitable hearing aid for your particular situation.

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Eczema or Psoriasis:

These are skin infections but may also affect your inner ear.

dryness causes ear itch

Basically, these two conditions lead to dryness which can root deep into your ears and you may be prone to itchy ear canals.

Cleaning of Ears:

Putting cotton swabs into your ears for cleaning these can damage and inflame ear canal which leaves you with itchy ears.

ear cleaning

If you are suffering from an ear infection using a cotton swab may irritate the inflamed skin further worsening the situation further.

Treatment Methods:

Home remedies can cure this problem to some extent but its sagacious decision to take help from an ENT specialist as it’s the matter of your delicate ears. He can help you in the following ways:

  • He may prescribe you ear drops maybe antibiotic in nature to soothe itching and to kill infection-causing agents.
  • If you are diagnosed with some fungal infection, anti-fungal drops or ointment may be prescribed.
  • A steroid cream or lotion can also be given to prevent itching and earwax build-up.
  • You may also have to use oral antibiotics.
  • Certain lifestyle habits should also be asked to change such as the kind of shampoo or earplugs you use.

Never feel reluctant in taking help from a medical professional in such a delicate matter, as a little negligence in this regard may lead to hearing loss.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.

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