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Experience:  B.A.M.S{Ayurveda Physician}Worked in various clinical departments like Medicine,ER,Gynae
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Both of my ears are itching, and flaking on the ...

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Both of my ears are itching, and flaking on the outside. They get red and sore on the outside. Sometimes they itch so bad they get sores on them.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 9 years ago.


Any associated dandruff in the hair ?

Since how long are you having these symptoms?

Have you seen a doctor ?

Any history of exposure to cold conditions?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Yes i have seen a doctor. they treat me for swimmers ear , but it won't go away. i am planning on seeing another dcotor. I have never had danfruff to my knowledge or see any signs of it. i live in Wyoming were the summer are hot and the winters very cold. I have had this conditon for over a year now.
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 9 years ago.

Are the lesion limited to external ear ?( Pinna)

Does the symptoms started in the winters ?

Has the condition worsened in over a year ?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
i'm not sure if my last response went throug so i'm sending again. When I get the lesion they are on the outside of the ear canal. it itches sometimes right inside the ear canal. It did strt in the winter. It prety much stys the same. Some days it itches more than others.
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 9 years ago.

Have you been treated with anti fungal medication ?

Treatment history so far ?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
No i have not been treted with an anti-fungal medication just antibiotics and ear drops
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 9 years ago.


In my opinion you need to be seen by a ENT specialist and to rule out the possibility of fungal infection of the ear canal and the external ear especially since you have not improved with antibiotics .

Topical and systemic antifungal treatment may be required .But before that a good ENT specialist should be considered for an evaluation .

Hope this helps

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
thank you
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 9 years ago.
You are most welcome and Thanks for using Just Answer .