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    Q-TIPS / ITCHING INSIDE EARS
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    laurellp posted:
    I read your article about the use of Q-Tips and how they may make the inside of your ears itch. I do use Q-tips and both of my ears itch constantly. My question is how do I stop the itching. I have seen the Q-tips that they make now to help keep you from putting the Q-tip to far into your ear and I understand that should help with the itching. Is there anything else I can use to help stop the itching as well. I use to have chronic ear infections and I was even hospitalized because of an ear infection and my ear closed shut and I was in horible pain. The reason I say used to have chronic ear infections is because I had my wisdom teeth removed at the beginning of this year and I have noticed that I haven't had an ear infection since. I use to get an ear infection about every 3 months or so. I thought the itching was what was causing the infections but it doesn't seem to be that. I just need to know how to at least control the itching.

    Thank you, Laurel Parnell
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    Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
    Did you read my FAQ on "itchy ears"? I think you will find that helpful. There is a link located on the main page of this board. What you will find is that the TREATMENT of an itchy ear depends on the DIAGNOSIS (CAUSE), and there are several causes that need to be determined, from atopic dermatitis to skin infections.

    Get back to me after you have read this FAQ...


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