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Itchy and smelly ear

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: June 5, 2021 10:08 PM
Anonymous 14 months

my right ear is clean and with very little earwax. However I am still having itchy and smelly ear problem. No redness no swelling, no pus, just smelly, itchy and sometime feel hot inside and feel like fluid flowing inside the ear

Dr Ramzdhan 14 months
General Practitioner

Hello and thank you for using our services

We understand that you are having symptoms of itchiness and smelly ear with occasional warm inside the ear.

For your information, the symptoms you are facing can be caused by certain conditions such as:

  • External otitis: inflammation of the outer ear
  • Otomycosis: fungal infection
  • Contact Dermatitis: A type of inflammation of the skin

Some serious conditions that needs medical attention immediately such as:

  • Chronic supurgative otitis: the effects of old infections
  • Psoriasis: autoimmune skin disease

That is why I strongly suggest for you to talk to our doctor via teleconsultation to get a proper opinion on this matter.

I hope I managed to assist you in this matter. If you have any other enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you

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Last Updated: Sat Jun 05 2021 22:08:30 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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