Hearing management

Posted by: zandi | 2009/03/04


itchy ear and painfull

I ve been having an itchy ear since last year, my right ear would become itchy then I would use an ear bud to scatch it and it was nice to scratch it, now since January its becoming itchy and painfull at the same time, I ve noticed that I dont have the normal wax any more, instead I see some creamish,white staff coming out, not a lot...
please advice if I could use something.....

Thanks in advance....

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert

Dear Zandi

The first thing that you have to do is to stop using cotton buds. When you do this, you remove the protective layer of wax in the ear and you could be damaging the skin in the earcanal. I would also advise that you see a doctor, you might have an infection in the earcanal that might require treatment.

Please let me know if you need any further information

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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