How To Deal With Earaches And Itching?
I want to ask … I have pain and itching in my ear … because I often dive in water … how do I deal with this?
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People who often dive in water are more at risk of ear problems. How so?
When diving in water, there is a good chance that your ears will enter the liquid. This condition, if not treated properly, can expose the ear to excessive humidity making it easier for fungi and other pathogenic microorganisms (causing diseases) to multiply and cause inflammation. Not only that, the pressure difference in the water that is affected by depth is also vulnerable to making the eardrum tear. It is prone to cause infections that are initially limited to the outer ear spreading to the middle ear. This disruption of pressure regulation due to tearing of the eardrum also facilitates infection from the respiratory tract to spread and trigger inflammation in the middle ear.
The pain and itching that you experience in the ear may be related to inflammation in the ear (otitis media or otitis externa) as mentioned above. Apart from the result of diving activities in water, this condition is also susceptible to sufferers of allergies, recurrent respiratory infections, or people who often clean their ears in an inappropriate way (for example by pricking with a cotton bud or other tool). Depending on the location and severity of the inflammation, this condition can be dangerous or not. You should check yourself directly to the doctor or ENT specialist doctor so that the best treatment is provided. With this examination also, the possibility of other causes of your complaint, such as a buildup of earwax, tinnitus, intruding insects, etc. can also be detected and given appropriate treatment.
In the meantime, here are the initial steps you can take to resolve your complaint:
Do not scratch the ear pain and itching with fingers or any instrument because it can trigger swelling
Take paracetamol to relieve pain in the ear
Avoid ear from intruding water or any foreign objects
As long as the ears still feel pain and itch, try not to dive
If you have allergies or respiratory tract infections, consult a doctor directly to be handled properly
Hope this helps ...