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  • **Angie**
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    I have itchy ears too. I thought everyone felt like that. You see people itching their ears all the time. I never thought it could be allergies. I'll look into it. Thanks for the info Kadi.

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  • kadi
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    I have obnoxious annoying itching inside my ears too. My primary care doctor said it's allergies & prescribed antihistamine, but since I don't have nasal or sinus congestion, the medicine gave me really dry sinuses & a headache (and that was worse than the itching). So, now I just go bananas at night wanting to scratch inside my ears. I wish there was an antihistamine eardrop, kind of like a rescue instillation for ears!

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  • waterflow
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    It was straight peroxide. It doesn't hurt but it's like going up or down hill and you need your ears to pop with a little fizz along the way. Will call doc tomorrow and see what they say. I do use q-tips in my ears which I know is a no no but they itch at times too. Didn't know you could ear infections.

    the itching plugged thing I had asked my doc about when I first went to him. Have had this on and off problem and he told me it was nothing. Nothing for it and he never even looked into my ears.

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  • tigger_gal
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    yikes, please go in and havt your ears checked.

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  • ICNDonna
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    I'm sure you didn't do any real harm. When my daughter was a little girl, our EENT specialist had me put peroxide drops in her ears weekly because she was one of those kids who build wax in her ears. I do think it would be a good idea to check in with your doctor.

    Donna

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  • Babs RN
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    Um, Mary--was it straight hydrogen peroxide or did you dilute it? There are eardrops called debrox that are used for ear wax filled ears--or the medical term is impacted cerumen. The best way to get the wax out is to consult a doc first. Here's why:
    1. You want the doc to take a good look in the ear canal and make sure it isn't something else like a foreign body or infection.
    2. By trying to remove the ear wax yourself, you can sometimes make it worse by shoving it in further.
    3. The Debrox is specifically made for this and has a tiny bit of peroxide in it, but also other chemicals that make the drops safe for the fragile ear canal tissue and cillia(the little hair like thingies that sway back and forth to move sound, wax, prevent foreign bodies from going deeper). They can also get the wax out with high pressure saline pumps or currettes that help them safely dig some out.


    To make a long story short, have your doc do it at first. Then he can prescribe what he needs to and give you guidance on keeping your ears clean. Let me know if I can clarify anything I just said.


    Hugs,
    Barb

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  • GriffsMommy
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    I agree with Erika, my mom always had us put alcohol in our ears after swimming if we felt like we had water in our ears. We would put some on a cotton ball and let a drop or two go into our ear and then tilt our head to let it come out and the water would come back out with the alcohol. Worked everytime for us, prevented a lot of swimmers ear.

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  • kadi
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    Maybe call a poison control center or if your insurance company has one, the advice nurse?

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  • humpieumpumkin
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    Wow. I always was told to be putting rubbing alcohol into my ears after diving practice. I have never heard of the peroxide. I think a call into the doctor would be nessacary. I hope you are not hurting too much. Keep us posted!

    Erika

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  • waterflow
    started a topic I did a stupid ear thing

    I did a stupid ear thing

    I read a long time ago (from a doctor) that you can put hydrogen perioxde in your ears to clean them out. Mine always feel plugged and more so yesterday so I put some in my right ear. All it did was fizz a lot but nothing came out afterwards. Was still fizzing on and off this morning so I thought I would wash it out with water. Well, now it feels even more full and it is still fizzing. Anyone know if it will just dry up on its own with time? I've left my head laying flat on the right side but nothing comes out.
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