Ear Canal Itches — How to Prevent an Ear Infection from Occurring?

Discussion in 'Support' started by another sean, Apr 30, 2019.

    1. another sean
      Studious

      another sean Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long duration of low audio
      My ear canal has been itching on and off for the past 2 days. I worry an ear infection may be coming on and want to avoid antibiotics if possible. Is there anything I can do to help prevent an infection from occurring?
       
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    2. magiccat

      magiccat Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noice Induced
      My ears itches as well sometime (I think it's because I use ear plugs so often) but then I use some ear oil (the kind that prevents wax and so on) from the pharmacy and it disappears right away!
       
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    3. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Maybe dilute some hydrogen peroxide with 1:1 water and dip a q-tip in it and *very carefully* clean out your ear? Anyone that thinks that's a bad idea feel free to speak up.
       
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      another sean
      Studious

      another sean Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long duration of low audio
      Went to my ENT today without an appointment. Got in right after lunch when it was empty. They didn't see any signs of infection, but they did see a hair that could have been the cause. Man, pulling that hair out hurt. They said if it happened again, try Pro Ear.
       
    5. PeteJ
      Depressed

      PeteJ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma?
      I use herbal ear drops that have mullein, garlic and olive oil in it. Research it if you like. It seems safe.

      My inflammation and irritation cleared up. I was prescribed amoxicillin but I read a study that the ear drops worked just as well or better.
       
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    6. AUTHOR
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      another sean
      Studious

      another sean Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long duration of low audio
      what's the brand name of the ear drops?
       
    7. PeteJ
      Depressed

      PeteJ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma?
    8. Manex

      Manex Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced 1995, Azithromycin 2018
      There is some new research that suggests that ear itching can be from jaw tension (as can fullness). My young ENT who is also a surgeon told me this when I was trying to solve the ear fullness. I tried a bunch of things to relax the jaw and amazingly the fullness was starting to decrease and the itching went away. Worth trying.
       
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    9. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      It could well be allergies to pollen etc.
      It can make your ears itch inside, irritate your throat especially with hayfever.

      love glynis
       

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