Itchy Behind Ears

For those suffering from an itchy behind ears feeling, it could be caused by a number of issues ranging from infections to allergies. The only way to know for sure what is going on is to consult a physician. They will be able to determine if specialists like an allergist or dermatologist is necessary for diagnosis and treatment. More often than not, though, the primary care physician can do the evaluation and testing.

Dandruff often tends to be an underlying cause of an itchy behind ears feeling and condition. This occurs more in adults than it does in children. This is not the result of poor hygiene, but rather issues with being in too much of a hurry when showering, as well as excessive sweating. Both of these issues cause dandruff, among other reasons, which is why it is not common for children to experience this type of problem.

Another issue that causes an itchy behind ears feeling is dermatitis. This is a skin condition that causes itching, redness, and blistering. The blistering tends to occur mostly when the skin is scratched repeatedly. Sometimes red bumps, similar to hives, show up on the skin’s surface behind the ears as well. Sometimes dermatitis is resolved by your primary care physician without the need for involving a specialist like a dermatologist. This saves time and money for patients, and it also allows for quicker relief because there is less waiting in between appointments.

If the cause is an allergic reaction, an allergist may need to become part of the solution toward resolving the itchy behind ears problem. They’ll perform tests to see if the allergy is to soap, fabric, dust, and a number of other allergens that could potentially cause this problem. If this does turn out to be an allergy, sometimes it resolves itself over time through use of temporary oral or topical medications. Following the temporary medication regime, the allergist may suggest using soaps specifically formulated for sensitive skin. Ask for instructions in writing so staying on the treatment plan is simplified and easier to remember.

If there are excessive periods of time between appointments, try not to scratch the itchy behind ear feeling too much. Too much scratching exasperates the situation, and the need for other medications may be necessary to heal the wounds created from too much scratching. That, too, will lead to additional waiting time until the entire situation is resolved.

Infection is another common cause of itch behind the ears. Whether bacterial or fungal, infection can cause inflammation of the skin or redness/puffiness. If an infectious organism is present and scratching has occurred, it becomes more difficult for the body’s immune system to correct the situation because it is now fighting two battles: the cause of the itch and the infection. In some cases, bacteria or yeast may be the original source of the itch, especially within wrinkles or folds of skin that can create an environment for micro organisms to flourish.

A quick way to help with itch behind the ears is to apply structured silver gel. This gel is available online and quickly kills a wide range of itch-causing bacteria and yeast. It can be applied several times throughout the day. It goes on clear, is odorless, and isn’t greasy, making it easy to have structured silver gel on your ears without attracting attention.

Structured Silver Gel
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This quote comes from the book “A New Fighting Chance”:

“Itching and scaling can occur for many reasons, including bacteria, viruses, yeast, and allergies. Regardless of the cause, dry skin is always a factor. Structured silver gel or liquid will reduce pain, inflammation, itching, and scaling. Additionally, it may remove the cause of itching.

Itching of the crotch is a common and embarrassing source of discomfort. This includes itchy vagina, itchy foreskin, itchy scrotum, and itchy rectum. For all of these itches, application of the gel several times a day can sooth the itch while simultaneously eliminating bacteria and fungus that may be the cause of the itch. Proper hygiene is essential for long-term prevention.

If you live in a warm, humid, or tropical climate, you may have a fungal or bacterial infection that grows in the warm, moist folds of the skin, including the groin. Simple application of the structured silver gel or liquid twice daily should keep it under control. For more aggressive cases, it can be used five times a day. In addition, at least one teaspoon of structured silver liquid should also be taken orally twice a day.

Structured silver can also be applied to itching behind the ears, itchy pimples, itchy armpits, and other areas affected by itch. The gel or liquid can be applied to children and adults of any age.”