Return to the Health Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
ears itch deep inside ...... any help?

Posted by vieja (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 14, 12 at 18:43

I have dry ears inside the ENT Dr. says & prescribed an ointment (Triamcinolone) to be put in each ear. I have been using this for over a year & still the ears itch intensly deep inside! Any one have this problem & if so, what have you found to be of any help? I want to just dig in the ears & scratch them... driving me crazy!!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: ears itch deep inside ...... any help?

Mine drive me crazy too sometimes. I know what my problem is, it's allergies.

So maybe you have the same problem. Have you ever tried any antihistimine medication? If not, it might be worth while to try a mild OTC thing like Benedryl at night. If it seems to help, even a little, maybe a trip to an allergist might be worth while.


 o
RE: ears itch deep inside ...... any help?

I never thought I had any allergies but guess the ear problem driving me crazy could be one. I do just now have a very weird unproductive 'whooping-like'cough that is keeping me awake & muscles so sore from coughing so will try some antihistamines. We have had a mild winter even for here & I see some plum tree buds forming on the fruit trees so perhaps other things like cedar, etc. are putting out pollen early now too. Thanks for the suggestion!


 o
RE: ears itch deep inside ...... any help?

People usually think of allergies causing runny nose (hayfever) or itchy eyes. But Allergic Bronchitis is another annoying one. You cough...and cough....and cough and never really get relief.

Try an allergist. He/she will probably start you with an antihistimine that is stronger than you can buy without a presciption.

It might be pollen or something in your house like feather pillows or mold and mildew.


 o
RE: ears itch deep inside ...... any help?

Well, I think you have diagnosed it!! I the past two weeks have had a nose that runs so bad... just clear discharge, a HORRIBLE deep non-productive whooping/wracking cough & now with the itchy ears... well, I tried some antihistamine I had & it does seem to help for awhile! The ears are less itchy & for a few hours after taking the pill my nose runs less & the cough is less also. It got so bad I couldn't sleep & my stomach muscles were so sore from the horrible deep coughing.

I never had an allergy before & at my age I never thought I would get any now but.... guess what: surprize!! Been a mild dry winter here & I guess there is already pollen in the air. I do remember my last blood work showed an elevated eosinophil count & that can be due to allergies!

Thanks!


If it keeps up I may have to get a Rx for it instead of the OTC antihistamines I took


 o
RE: ears itch deep inside ...... any help?

It sure sounds like allergy reactions. Clear nose drool is a pretty good sign. With a cold or infection, it would be more yellow.

Untreated allergies can develop into Asthma. The Bronchitis can get worse until you can't get air in or out. You don't want that to happen. Allergies can reach a point that they spring up at any age. Someone in your neighborhood may have planted some unusual flowers or there's one too many cats around for you to handle. A good allergist looks at what changes have happened.

I have found that prescription medication is often less expensive than OTC.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Health Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here