What are the causes of itching in the ear

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what are the causes of itching in the ear

The people from all age group face the problem of ear itching. The ear itching is a very common problem and this itching is unbearable. To get relief from this itching, people stick narrow things in the ear like keys, pens, hairpins and etc. Though people get relief from itching by inserting these things but sticking anything in the ear is not a good idea as it can enhance the trouble. It will damage the inner area of the ear and may damage the tinny bones which help the ear. However, if you are well aware of the reasons behind the itching then you can be able to take precautionary measures to avoid itching. (Also read: Which foods increases the blood volume in the body rapidly)

Let’s know about the reason behind itching in the ear:

Earwax buildup
The too much of wax can cause itching in the ears. Don’t try to remove the wax with a cotton swab. The cotton swab pushes the wax deeper inside. It is better to consult a doctor. Doctor have special tools to remove wax safely. Never do it in excess as ears also get itchy if they don’t have enough wax in the ear.

Infections
The infections in the ears also cause itching in the ear. When you have a cold, the flu or allergies, the bacteria and viruses cause itching. (Also read: What are the reasons behind muscle strains)

Skin allergies
The itching also erupts inside the ear due to skin allergy. The skin allergy can be caused due to beauty product like hairspray or shampoo.

Eczema or psoriasis
Eczema or psoriasis is skin condition due which skin becomes inflamed, peeling, cracked and blistered. This skin condition causes itching in the ear. Treat this skin condition to get rid of the itching skin.

Food allergies
Your ears may itch if you have a high fever or a food allergy after consumption of certain fruits, vegetables, or tree nuts. (Also read: What are the health benefits of having socked nuts and seeds)

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