Hearing management

Posted by: Melisha | 2010-02-15


Itchy and bleeding Ear

Good Morning

My hubbys ears atre continually itchy and then he uses the ear bud to releive the itch, then it starts to bleed, what is the cause of this and how can this be cured.

Thank you
Have a good day.

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert

Dear Melisha

The best way to cure the problem is to stop using the cotton buds. The problem is that he is removing the protective layer of wax in the ear, working directly against the ear's natural cleaning process and then leaving the ear canal exposed. Furthermore he scratches so hard that it makes the ear bleed and then the ear is even more exposed, damaged and sensitive to bacteria.

He should immediately stop the use of any cotton buds in his ear and just allow the ear to recover. If he still finds that the itch continues, then he should see a doctor and get the appropriate treatment for the itch.

Please feel free to let me know if you need any further information

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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