Why do my ears itch inside?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' started by texasmaia, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. texasmaia

    texasmaia New Member

    Drives me sooooo crazy! I wake up at night and go get a q-tip to relieve the itching, not to mention several times a day.

    I am thinking it is linked to yeast, could this be right???

    I have been using ear candles on them the last year or so. The days following are the only time I feel any relief.

    Anyone have advice????

    Maia
  2. meowee

    meowee New Member

    I have that problem, also. The only thing that has helped is a prescription for Elidel cream. I put a bit of that on a cotton swab daily after shower. Works great.
  3. spmom

    spmom New Member

    I have intermittent ear sensations, like there is cold water running through them (very bizarre). I read that it is due to the hightened sentivity of those with fibromyalgia. Hope it goes away soon.

    spmom
  4. onedaysoon

    onedaysoon New Member

    I don't know what causes it, but it drives me crazy. It doesn't happen every single night, but it wakes me up when it does.
    I hope someone else knows the cause.
  5. gnanny

    gnanny New Member

    My daughter complains of her ears itching when her allergies are active.
  6. yellowstrawberry

    yellowstrawberry New Member

    I experience this more than I like to think about.To me it is like a feeling of a little hair moving.Sounds odd,usually last a day or so then goes away.I never thought about it being a yeast problem.When I have my ears checked the doctors say, as usual, they see nothing!
  7. happycanuk

    happycanuk New Member

    I guess it could be yeast. I had one of those nasty infections in my ear and it didn't go away for over a year. I had to get my ear cleaned out every month. It was a little itchy, but mostly felt plugged. When the Dr. flushed it out, it would be like a white shape of the ear drum (looked like rice paper) and some wax on the end. I used a was softner each time before having the ear cleaned out.
  8. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    I have recurrent ear infections and have to spray a prescription ear spray in or else it develops into a really painful infection.

    I dont think my infections are linked to yeast but to my lower immune system.

    Rosie
  9. onedaysoon

    onedaysoon New Member

    that is how mine feels, like the hair in my ears is being blown.
  10. snowdonia92

    snowdonia92 New Member

    Yes, for me, yeast. This is super gross, but sometime smell the Q-tip after you clean your ear- almost guaranteed that it will smell like yeast.
  11. IMUNeek

    IMUNeek New Member

    Hi there..just wanted to let you know that my daughter had the same exact problem and to make a long story short..it's the Q-tips!! Sounds too simple I know but the Q -tips she used over and over again was causing the problem. Just try not using any for a week or so and see if they get better. I understand initially it will be hard to restrain from using them but hopefully it will cure you too.
  12. harmony21

    harmony21 New Member

    I have that too but I am thinking it was my psoarises I have had my ears syringed several times and the doc telling me NOT to scratch and yes have also been told to not use the cotton buds.....

    At one stage the cotton buds did smell out of one ear, not sure if its yeasty though, I have had this for years though and have kenacomb cream prescribed for it, its a steroid and it works great, within hours

    interesting, my husband keeps saying i have had Fibro since 95 and that firts in with the ears

    angel hugs
    Connie
  13. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    TRy using baking soda. It's supposed to kill yeast.
  14. nanna4550

    nanna4550 New Member

    I traveled to Tennessee in June to visit my son and granddaughter. Well, while we were there my husband had a few ticks on him but I didn't find any on me. When I got home, I kept feeling the tickling on the inside of my right ear and I had to go to urgent care after work because I thought there was a tick in my ear. There wasn't one in there, but my ear has had the same tickling ever since. I use q-tips every day after the shower, and it seems that eating ice cream makes them itch, too.
    I don't have any good advise, just sharing my story.

    I told the doctor in the urgent care that I was so embarrased that I wasted his time with my mind playing tricks on me and he said "do we look like the king of people who would judge, who knows how long you would have worried had you not come in"
    So sweet!
  15. texasmaia

    texasmaia New Member

    Thanks for the replies....

    I don't think I could go without the q tips though I would try. I cannot say that I would be aware enough in the middle of the night to not do it though.

    Anyone use candles on their ears??? I love them. Wish I could afford to do them a couple times a week.

    Maia
  16. mylilcherub428

    mylilcherub428 New Member

    my ears itch and i feel it in i look crazy tryin to itch ears in throat with tounge at same ime as using q tip and for sum reason i always close the eye on the side i use q tip also get the cold water feeling and what are candles?? -kim
  17. adpace

    adpace New Member

    when my allergies get going. I went to an ears, nose and throat specialist once, and he could tell I had been using Q-Tips. He really got on to me about it. I have to say though, when my ears really get to itching, I use them, too! Have you had allergy testing? It's worth a shot - particularly if you have other symptoms. Try a benedryl, too. That usually does the trick for me. I just don't take it anymore because I'm doing the sleeping meds and not sure if they mix.
  18. AnneTheresa

    AnneTheresa Member

    This is an ongoing issue for me.

    For prevention, I clean my ears with a 50/50 vinegar/water mix and afterwords, put in drops of baby oil. This can keep it at bay for a little while.

    When it flares, I use lanacaine (or some such OTC anti-itch ointment) or - if/when the ointment doesn't work - I have my ears flushed by the doctor.

    One time I made a tincture of rose petals and (boiling) water, as advised by a home-remedy book. When the water cooled, I removed the petals and used the rose-water as ear drops. It was surprisingly effective.

    I've had several diagnosis's (guess-work by g.p.'s and e.n.t. doctors) including inflammation of unknown origin and arthritis in the upper jaw. The diagnosis I think most accurate, however vague, is that I have a skin condition on the inside of my ears. Perhaps, in the future, I will consult a dermatologist.

    The only thing I know for sure is that - if left unattended - it can morph into a terrible ear infection. My last ear infection did not respond to antibiotics and lasted for two long years. So, I do my best to keep the itchy-ear thing under control.

    God bless,
    Anne Theresa
  19. texasmaia

    texasmaia New Member

    Ear candles are a candle looking thing about 12" long that you buy in Health Food stores. They are made from different materials, (not sure what but it looks like linen coated in something to make it hard.)

    They are hollow with a 1" diameter at the top and narrows down at the bottom to the size of the ear canal. You need help in burning them....Yes you actually light them on fire like a candle.

    You lay on your side and your assistant places the candle in your ear and holds it there. My daughter does it for me. We put a bowl of water and use a pair of salad/food tongs to take the part the is burned as it goes down off and place in the bowl. We use a heavy paper plate with a hole cut in the middle to put on my head so if something were to drop it wouldn't burn me. We put the candle in the hole.

    It takes about 20 minutes to burn down. The idea is that the heat pulls the gunk up out of your ear. It does not feel hot at all it your ear until it gets way down close to it. When it gets warm you take it off.

    They are contraversial, in that some say it's not really pulling stuff out of your ear....WEll, I have opened up the candle when I am done and see all that gook that looks just like ear wax to me. It feels wonderful and they feel so clean for a few days.

    They cost anywhere from $2.50 to $6.50 at my stores locally.