I know how you feel - sometimes I feel like a coon dog with mites....Scratch scratch..... If mine gets really bad, I get a prescription. Sometimes I've even used peroxide to help. Just remember, if you are putting your fingers into your ear, its introducing bacteria - this might cause the problem to worsen. Once had a doctor tell me the only thing I could put in my ear was my elbow. I.E. its physically impossible to put your elbow in your ear.