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Old 01-30-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Very itchy ear!

For the past 2 or 3 days my left ear has been extremely itchy and irritated on the inside. It feels raw. I can't help but try to scratch sometimes, and when I do put a q-tip in, sometimes some dried blood comes out. It's also always wet on the inside. Idk if I have an ear infection or what. Anybody ever dealt with that before?

I tried to get to see my Primary Care Dr today but I couldn't get an appointment. I already have an appointment with my ENT dr for Tuesday, but now we are supposed to get terrible snow again (I live in NYC!) and idk if I will be able to get there.

Can anybody suggest anything to give me some relief in the meantime, until I can see my dr? I don't know what is safe to put in my ear.

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Old 01-30-2011, 10:04 PM   #2
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Re: Very itchy ear!

You should avoid the q-tip. You can try putting a bit of cortizone cream on the outer part of your ear and hope some works its way in.

I get really itchy ears on a regular basis. I was finally diagnosed with eczema of the ear canals.d Not a lot they can do for it unfortunately.
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