8 Crucial Things You Should Do to Scratch Your Ear in the Safest Possible Way

Posted on Sep 09, 2016

If you had measles as a child, you certainly know that kind of uncomfortable and often unbearable itch you simply shouldn't scratch and make it even worse. An itchy ear is not only irritating, but it can also appear as dangerous and sometimes requires medical help and treatment. If you are in that situation, here's what you should and shouldn't do.

1. The Most Important Thing Is...

The Most Important Thing Is...
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...to first determine the cause. It can be anything from fungal infections to allergies, weather, swimming, cosmetic products, and cotton buds.

2. Even When You Really Want to Do This

Even When You Really Want to Do This
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Don't. It can make it worse. It can break the ear channel and in that way, bacteria are more likely to go inside and cause a dangerous infection.

3. This Is a Really Bad Idea

This Is a Really Bad Idea
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It's not only a way to let more bacteria in, but also, cotton buds can be one of the reasons you have an ear itch in the first place. Apparently, some people use even toothpicks. Both ways are wrong.

4. So, What to Do?

So, What to Do?
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Consult your doctor. He or she will make sure that you get a proper diagnosis and effective treatment.
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