Hearing management

Question
Posted by: Lisa | 2012-01-15

Q.

Growth on ear

I have sinuses and I have a compulsive ear cleaning problem, my ears are constantly itching and dry. I developed a sore or mole, that I scratched
off when it began growing. Eventually its about a half a centimeter long and its skin colour in colour. What can I put in my ears or do or take to help me stop scratching in them please! perhaps an oil?

Expert's Reply

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Hearing Expert

Hi Lisa!

From what you describe it seems that appropriate treatment may be required. A visit to a General practitioner would be a good start. Appropriate treatment upon consultation would include possible ear drops or a topical application specific to the cause and symptom. It is important that if you use ear buds, please refrain. Ear buds deter the ear from the natural physiological process of self cleaning, it also pushes wax further into the ear canal and may cause bruising in the outer ear canal. For future reference, itchy ears may be relieved by the use of sweet oil or olive oil. If the itchiness persists it is advised that it be investigated further by an appropriate health care professional.

kind regards..........

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Posted by: Hearing Care | 2012-01-23

Hi Lisa!

From what you describe it seems that appropriate treatment may be required. A visit to a General practitioner would be a good start. Appropriate treatment upon consultation would include possible ear drops or a topical application specific to the cause and symptom. It is important that if you use ear buds, please refrain. Ear buds deter the ear from the natural physiological process of self cleaning, it also pushes wax further into the ear canal and may cause bruising in the outer ear canal. For future reference, itchy ears may be relieved by the use of sweet oil or olive oil. If the itchiness persists it is advised that it be investigated further by an appropriate health care professional.

kind regards..........

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