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My ears sometime itches me alot although I regularly keep them clean.. Kindly guide me with the reason n treatment for this
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Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil
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DO NOT USE COTTON BUDS TO CLEAN YOUR EARS. YOU EAR CANALS DO NOT REQUIRE FREQUENT CLEANING. COTTON BUDS ARE NOT CLEANING TOOLS AT ALL! They are only to be used to apply medication (creams/ointments) in certain contagious skin diseases. The delicate skin of the ear canal is too sensitive to the abrasive effect of cotton buds leading to darkening and lichenification of the canal wall skin which leads to perennial itching of ears. Consult an ENT Specialist for management of this condition.
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Dr. Alok Rathi
ENT/ Otolaryngologist 4 yrs exp Vellore
Wax is most common cause for itching. Skin allergy may be another common cause, usually due to dandruff. Even if u keep ear clean, wax being left behind is possible. Get ear examined.
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