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Itchy Ears

Discussion in 'Your Living Room' started by Susan Weaver, May 26, 2019.

  1. Susan Weaver

    Susan Weaver New Member

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    Hi - Does anyone else experience itchy ears? When my ears itch, (almost like when your nose itches) - the inside of my ear will feel super itchy and then it will be a little unstable for a second or two and then stop. The "mini" unstable feeling is like a little thumping noise or a little crackling noise. Wondering if anyone else has this and whether they have seen a connection to allergies? It feels just like your nose itching before you sneeze but instead its in my ears - and both ears - the good one and the bad one.
     
  2. Joney

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    Sounds like allergies to me.
     
  3. Pa Cowboy

    Pa Cowboy New Member

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    Susan, I often get itchy ears, the bad ear is always worse.
     
  4. redwing1951

    redwing1951 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, me too itchy ears! It can drive me nuts. My doc gave me cortisone cream and it helps. Just a dab on a q tip.
     
  5. California Sun

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    I occasionally experience itchy ears but it isn't related to Meniere's symptoms. I notice the itchy ears when I have occasional seasonal allergies--along with itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, etc. The only time I've ever noticed that the allergy symptoms have any effect on the Meniere's symptoms is when my sinuses feel blocked--something that rarely happens with my allergy issues. I have a few bad allergy days a year, primarily late summer and early fall, which are easily controlled with Flonase and Benedryl.
     
  6. Fisherman42

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    When my allergies flare i want to scratch my ears off. Don’t think it has anything to do with my Meniere’s directly. I get monthly allergy shots that do seem to help keep my MM from getting irritated in peak allergy season.
     
  7. Megan Henry

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    I have itchy ears so bad and atopic dermatitis in my outer ears which drives me bonkers. I believe there is a strong correlation between itchiness and fungus.
     
  8. Megan Henry

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    Also, itchy ears can be related to thyroid issues, particularly Hoshimoto's. Hoshimoto's can also cause fluid retention in your lymphs. Endolymphatic hydrops? Hmmm.
     
  9. June-

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    Menieres is often thought to be a disorder of the immune system as are allergies. Allergy treatment helped me and many others with MM symptoms. A simple approach might be to keep a diary of food eaten and activities and also mark on the journal when the itchy ears occur. Then after several minths, look back and see if you find any correlation. If so make indicated changes. I was told to picture the immune system as a pitcher of water. Any assault to the immune system which allergies are, is lime adding a glass of water to the pitcher. When the pitcher overflows, immune system including MM acts up. The idea is to reduce anything that adds stress to the immune shstem.
     
  10. Megan Henry

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    Hi June,

    I'm I know for sure when I eat any dairy it flares me up and sugar. By sugar I don't mean just refined sugar. I don't touch the stuff because it will and has set me into choppy waters. Every single time. I'm wondering if I have Hoshimoto's Disease and it's causing the Meniere's due to fluid build up. I was having digestion issues and awful panic attacks before all the ear stuff and imbalance started. Dairy is commonly not tolerated amongst people with Hoshimoto's. Another potential cause.
     
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  11. June-

    June- Well-Known Member

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    seems like worth following up on with the dr.
     
  12. Megan Henry

    Megan Henry Member

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    My doctors are useless. Let's be real. I don't go to medical doctors anymore.
     
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