Written By Admin
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
There's no worse itch than the kind you can't scratch. Sometimes, it's because scratching it will only make things worse like when you get a mosquito bite or the chicken pox. In other cases, the itch is just out of your reach. Anyone who's fought the uphill battle to convince their friends they were scratching their nose instead of picking it knows how annoying this can be.
However, the most annoying itch is the one you feel inside your ear because it has the "fun" of being both out of reach and dangerous to scratch. But why is that and, more importantly, what can you do about this awful feeling?
Read on and hopefully you'll finally free yourself from this most irritating problem.
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To deal with ear itching, we first have to know what's causing it.
Unfortunately, it could be anything from bacterial or fungal infections to allergies to simple irritation. Infections are the most likely if you often have water in your ear since the moisture opens the door for a lot of bacteria.
Such constant intense itching makes us all want to dig in and scratch it.
Using your finger or a cotton swab is bad enough, but some doctors reportedly treated patients who tried to use bobby pins, toothpicks, and coat hangers to relieve their itching.
As you've probably heard, this is a pretty bad idea.
Scratching breaks the skin inside of your ear canal, which only allows more bacteria inside and makes an infection more likely.
So you're left wanting to scratch but knowing you can't.
I often end up doing a sad little dance like this to try feebly to relieve the discomfort without damaging anything. This motion worked about as well as you'd expect, so here's what you can do.
To get a fix on the problem, talk to your doctor.
Once they get a sense of what's going on inside your ears, they'll be able to tell you if you have an infection.
From there, they'll probably prescribe a mild steroid.
Using an eye dropper, you put a few drops inside the ear that's bothering you, and it should help relieve the itching.
Alternatively, you can do the same thing with 70 percent rubbing alcohol.
There's just one important thing to know before you try this.
You want to make absolutely sure your itching isn't caused by infection.
Otherwise, the alcohol will cause a burning sensation when you drop it in.
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