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Itchy ear(s)

Itchy ear(s) is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of itchy ear(s) are otitis externa (swimmer's ear), otitis media, and seasonal allergies (hay fever). Other possible causes, such as ear wax impaction, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with itchy ear(s) often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, mammography, diagnostic procedures on ear, tracheoscopy and laryngoscopy with biopsy, other therapeutic ear procedures and excision of skin lesion .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with itchy ear(s) include mometasone nasal product, fluocinolone otic, betamethasone topical product, acetic acid topical, pramipexole (mirapex), azelastine nasal, chloroxylenol/hydrocortisone/pramoxine otic, acetic acid, cisatracurium (nimbex), epinastine ophthalmic, prednisolone-sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic, brompheniramine / pseudoephedrine and lovastatin / niacin .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for itchy ear(s) include race/ethnicity = other age 75+ years.

Age

< 1 years
0.7x
1-4 years
0.9x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
1.2x
75+ years
1.7x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
1.1x
Other
1.5x
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