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Rustysmum

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Itchy ears anyone?
« on: November 18, 2017, 03:37:07 PM »

This is a relatively new symptom for me. Both ears have started itching like crazy in the past month. Seems like every other thing I have had wrong with me over the past seven years is put down to perimenopause so wondered if anyone else had suffered with this too? If so what did you find helped? I am not a swimmer, so definitely not swimmers ear. Thanks
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CLKD

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Re: Itchy ears anyone?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 03:52:18 PM »

Yep.  Deep in the ears.  Back of the throat, roof of mouth, outside of the ears  >:( - all eased by Savlon.  As oestrogen levels drop off the body may become dry: deep in the ears, roof of mouth, skin, eyes, vagina ........
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KAH

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Re: Itchy ears anyone?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 06:18:50 PM »

Yep me, my ears literally drive me crazy they're so itchy! I've scratched in them that much that they've bled before 😭
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Rustysmum

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Re: Itchy ears anyone?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 06:23:44 PM »

Thank you. I thought it probably would be related! Will try Savlon 🙂
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Nellie Noo

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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 07:05:22 PM »

Ditto .. me too .. especially at night 😳
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jaycee

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Re: Itchy ears anyone?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 07:46:06 PM »

Mine too, its very frustrating when you cant stop it
Tha last time i went to have my ears syringed the nurse said all that is there is just dry skin,  i never associated it with menopause
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LoriPA

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Re: Itchy ears anyone?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2017, 10:00:48 PM »

I've had periods of ear itching too, but thought it was from dry skin (I noticed it was worse in the winter months). A tiny bit of petroleum jelly helped on the outer ears, but the insides are okay so far
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CLKD

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Re: Itchy ears anyone?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2017, 02:29:32 PM »

As oestrogen levels drop off so the body may dry, including skin etc..
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Salad

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Re: Itchy ears anyone?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2017, 02:54:39 PM »

Only my right ear  ::)
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JaneinPen

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Re: Itchy ears anyone?
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2017, 08:38:44 PM »

My itchy ears drive me crazy and have done for some time. I often wake in the night and find I have made them bleed. CLKD do you put the Savlon into your ear or only on the outer area? If not what relieves it for any of you lovely ladies?
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KAH

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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2017, 08:48:06 PM »

My itchy ears drive me crazy and have done for some time. I often wake in the night and find I have made them bleed. CLKD do you put the Savlon into your ear or only on the outer area? If not what relieves it for any of you lovely ladies?

I've tried all sorts of things and not found anything to relieve it. Will watch this post with interest for any new ideas!!
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dahliagirl

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Re: Itchy ears anyone?
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2017, 08:56:25 PM »

I had itchy ears for years and years and years from dry ear wax.  >:(  It was mega itchy and used to go weepy.   >:( Told by the GP to use olive oil - made it worse.  Got prescribed a steroid ear drop - made no difference.

No scratching allowed.  :(

Used bicarbonate ear drops for five days, morning and night.  It cured it and I have never looked back  :)

I still use it if there is any sign of a return, and I have an olive oil ear spray (earol) if it feels dry, which is less messy than the drops.
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CLKD

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Re: Itchy ears anyone?
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2017, 09:10:36 PM »

bicarb of soda was one of my Victorian Granny's cupboard basics - how did you mix it?
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dahliagirl

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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2017, 09:30:27 PM »

You buy it ready mixed from the local chemist - about £3-4. (Care+ which I think is an independent chemist brand but I think I have got it from boots too).  It has a bit of glycerol and alcohol in it too, to help things along.
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Re: Itchy ears anyone?
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2017, 10:09:01 AM »

Tnx. 
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