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Ear itching

Ear itching: Introduction

Ear itching: Itching or itchy ear symptoms. See detailed information below for a list of 14 causes of Ear itching, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Ear itching:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Ear itching. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Ear itching

Home medical tests possibly related to Ear itching:

Ear itching: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Ear itching, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Ear itching Treatments

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Stories from Users for Ear itching

Real-life user stories relating to Ear itching:

Message Boards for Ear itching

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Ear itching or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Ear itching:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Ear itching. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Manipulate the pinna to establish if this aggravates the pain - would suggest otitis externa.
    • Examine for enlargement of the local lymph nodes
    • Examine the nature of the ear discharge if present
    • Examine both ear canals and ear drums with otoscope looking for abnormalities such as infection, skin irritation or too little ear wax
  • more tests...»

Ear itching: Animations

Ear itching: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Ear itching may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Ear itching

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Ear itching:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Ear itching. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Ear itching: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Ear itching

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Ear itching: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Ear itching:

The list of organs typically affected by Ear itching may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Ear itching

The list below shows some of the causes of Ear itching mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Ear itching?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Ear itching. Of the 14 causes of Ear itching that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 13 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Ear itching:

The following list of conditions have 'Ear itching' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Ear itching?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Ear itching, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

Classifications of Ear itching:

Medical Conditions associated with Ear itching:

Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Itching skin (1068 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

Symptoms related to Ear itching:

Earache (162 causes), Ear pain (66 causes), Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Ear discharge (28 causes), Earlobe symptoms (3 causes), Eczema (227 causes), Psoriasis, Seborrheic dermatitis (20 causes), Ear wax, Too little ear wax, Ear infection (83 causes), Otitis externa (10 causes), Ear fungal infection

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Medical News summaries about Ear itching

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