Have you ever experienced an itch that you just couldn’t reach?
Alright, there are two ways to consider it: The first thing you may think about is that bucket list item you just never seem to get to. Or, that itchy spot on your back that you just can’t manage to reach may come to mind.
That’s kind of a terrible experience, isn’t it? Having that itch and being desperate to scratch that spot on your back. That’s why we created back-scratchers.
Unfortunately, there’s no such device that can relieve itching in your ears. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t reach up inside your ear canal where it’s itching. It’s even worse than that spot on your back, and it isn’t surprising that itchy ears are most likely driving you nuts.
Your daily life can be impacted by itchy ears
It might sound like a small issue, superficially. Itchy ears? It could be much worse, right? At least you’re not in horrible pain.
But think about it: There’s no alleviation for an itchy ear. No fuss, if it only happens from time to time. But what if your ears are always itchy? You may find yourself, and your quality of life, considerably affected.
Perhaps you stay home and avoid socializing with friends. Or perhaps you try to overpower the sensation by listening to excessively loud music.
It sucks. But treatments and solutions do exist. Understanding what’s causing your itchy ears is the first step to discovering the right treatment.
So what are some of the causes of itchy ears?
So what’s causing that itch? And what can you do about it? The solution for itchy ears is going to differ depending on the underlying cause. Your ears might be being impacted by many underlying causes, as with most medical conditions. Among the most common are the following:
- Improper hearing aid fitting: Hearing aids are designed to fit snugly in your ears. That’s how you get the optimum sound and the most effective results. But when your hearing aids don’t fit properly, this snugness can quickly turn into irritation and itchiness. Your hearing can be negatively impacted if this causes you to stop using your hearing aids as often. The solution is to come in and consult us for a proper fitting. In some situations, hearing aids could even be custom molded to custom fit your ears.
- You have an earwax blockage: If your ears are producing a significant amount of wax, that’s not abnormal. You might be surprised to find out that wax is actually cleaning your ears. But there are several reasons why blockages can develop. One thing you should quit doing right away is using cotton swabs to “clean” your ears. At any rate, we should be able to remove most earwax blockages. So you will get some relief by scheduling an appointment with us.
- Allergies: Allergies can sometimes cause itching. In some cases, an over-the-counter allergy medication, such as an antihistamine, can ease itching caused by allergies. It’s frequently hard to figure out exactly what you’re having an allergic reaction to. But a great many allergens, including pollen, can cause your ears to itch. So your spring hay fever could very easily become itchy ears. An allergist will be the best place to look for a solution to this.
- Skin disorders: Certain skin disorders can, occasionally, cause itching that is difficult to get to. You can even end up with a condition called ear dandruff. You should talk to your doctor about what your solutions are. It’s not exactly simple to smear your ear canal with moisturizer, after all, nor would we ever recommend you try. Again, your provider will be the best person to help you treat skin conditions that trigger itchy ears!
- Ear infections: Yup, the regular old ear infection might be the culprit behind your distress. Ear infections can happen at any age but happen more often when you’re younger. Ear infection can cause an accumulation of fluid in your ear. Along with accumulation of fluid, swelling of the tissue can happen. Together, this can result in trapped fluid, irritated tissue, and extremely itchy ears. Treating the infection with your doctor’s help is the answer. Your ears will usually stop itching when the infection goes away.
Getting relief for your itchy ears
Just about every activity becomes less enjoyable with itchy ears. Your life can actually be changed by finding relief with the proper treatment. If you attempt to just wait it out, you will likely extend your suffering because it’s not likely that the itching will clear itself up.
Stop focusing on your itchy ears and get back to enjoying your life. Call us for a consultation.