What causes itchy ears
Contrary to old wives’ tales, itchy ears are not caused by someone talking bad about you. Your ears are actually full of neurological fibers. If your ear fibers are particularly sensitive, you’re likely to experience more itchiness than the average person.
Other common causes of itchy ears include dry skin, ear canal dermatitis (allergic reaction), ear infection, psoriasis or use of a hearing aid. Itchiness can also be caused by too much water in the ear (such as after a swimming session). Most cases of itchy ears are nothing to worry about and easy to treat, according to Healthline.
If you notice bleeding, draining or hearing loss with the itchiness, talk to your doctor.
Treating itchy ears
Inserting objects into your ear to reach the scratch (like a cotton swab or a bobby pin) is unsafe because you risk puncturing your eardrum or causing other damage, according to Healthy Hearing. Instead, try one of these home remedies for treating your itchy ear:
1. Alcohol and vinegar:
2. Warm oil:
3. Hydrogen peroxide:
4. Aloe vera:
5. Homemade elderberry syrup:
If your itchy ear persists, you may want to talk to a doctor, who can prescribe an antibiotic ointment or ear drops, according to Healthline.