4 Main Causes of Itchy Ears

4 Main Causes of Itchy Ears

by Natalie Aylett

 

Many people suffer from itchy ears day to day. It can be irritating and even a little uncomfortable when it comes to constant itching that won't stop. This article is about the main causes of itchy ears and what small changes in your daily routine you can make to prevent it.

4 Main Causes of Itchy Ears

1. Ear Wax
This one is interesting because it goes both ways; itching can be caused by not only having too much earwax, but also because you don't have enough! It is important to be removing your earwax in a safe way to prevent removing too much. EarWax MD is perfect to use when it comes to having that issue.

 

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2. Skin Infections

Believe it or not, a lot of foreign substances can get inside your ears and irritate the skin causing an allergic reaction. For women, one of the main causes of this can come from wearing earrings. Some earrings are made of nickel which can cause the itching. Other things like earbuds can have the same effect on some people.

3. Food Allergies

Who knew that what your diet consists of has to do with your itching ears? According to WebMD, if you have hay fever or a pollen allergy, your ears may itch when you eat certain fruits, vegetables, or tree nuts. The good news is, this will only affect your ears until you swallow your food or take it out of your mouth. This is usually only an issue when it's allergy season.

4. Infections

A lot of the time, itchy ears are just a sign of an infection. Whether it be a cold, or just allergies, the itchiness may just be a signal to get your ears checked out or even be prescribed antibiotics.

Make the Itching Disappear!

Itchy ears can sometimes be very frustrating, but there are so many things you can try to avoid the annoying sensation. Next time your ears become itchy, take these causes into consideration. An easy adjustment could solve the problem!

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