Dry and Itchy Ears FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Dry and Itchy Ears

There's nothing worse than an itch you can't scratch. Dry, itchy ears are incredibly frustrating, making it difficult to concentrate on work and school assignments. They can also cause unsightly flakiness. Often due to winter dryness.

Pinpointing the cause of your itchy ears is the first step in finding a solution.

The below FAQ explores possible causes and gives you easy-to-implement solutions for dry, itchy ears.

What Causes Itchy Ears?

There are several possible reasons for itchy ears. Here are some of the most common causes:

  • Allergies: A reaction to a soap or shampoo may cause redness, irritation, and itching in and around the ears. If you've changed your shampoo or face wash recently, stop using it temporarily to see if the problem ceases. If not, see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor.

  • Infection: Infections occur when microorganisms like bacteria enter the ear canal, for example, via dirty earbuds. Clean headphones regularly and don't put foreign objects in your ear to minimize risk. A doctor can prescribe antifungal drops or antibiotics if needed.

  • Chronic skin conditions: Psoriasis or eczema cause dryness and itchiness of the skin, including around the ears. In these cases, you need a doctor's formal diagnosis to determine the best course of treatment.

  • Wax buildup: Your ears produce wax to clean out debris, dust, pollen, and other particles. If wax builds up, it can cause irritation. You can clean wax out of the ear with a tissue or cloth.

  • Over-cleaning: Ear wax also helps to keep ears lubricated. If you are too vigilant about removing it, itchiness may result. Don't try to clean out wax from the inner canal (for example, using Q-tips). Only clean away buildup you can visibly see in the outer canal.

How Can You Get Itchy Ear Canal Relief?

The different causes described above all share one thing: They cause dryness. Dryness can also occur because of exposure to wind, sunlight, or personal hygiene products like face washes and shampoos.

Keeping the interior of the ear clean yet adequately moisturized will help prevent interior itching. One solution is a dry ears spray. It will help ear wax siphon out of the ear while alleviating itchiness and avoiding dryness. Look for moisturizing ingredients, like coconut oil, vitamin E, and jojoba oil.

Prioritize organic products and steer clear of heavy-grade pharmaceutical drops or sprays. The harsh chemicals these contain will strip the inner ear of much-needed moisture, exacerbating dryness, and itchiness in the long term.

How Can You Eliminate Itchiness Around the Ear’s Exterior?

When it comes to the exterior of the ear, revamping your daily hygiene routine can help. First, switch to a mild shampoo and conditioner made for normal to dry hair. Products designed for oily hair will dry out your scalp, including the area around the ears.

Then, follow this daily care routine:

  • Mornings: Wash your face, including the area around the ears with a mild facewash. Use a cloth to remove visible wax. Then, apply a sunblock with at least SPF 50 around your ears to avoid sun-induced damage, dryness, and peeling.

  • Midday: Have a mild over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream on hand in case of midday irritation or inflammation. Apply a small drop as needed, rubbing it in gently. This minimizes itchiness and nixes the immediate urge to scratch – which will cause further irritation.

  • Evenings: Apply a rich moisturizing cream around the ears before bed at night. An ointment with products like lanolin or petrolatum will be most effective at holding in moisture and preventing dryness.

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