I have had a strange sensation in my left ear for 10 weeks. It is in the outer part of my ear and feels like a hair is in there at times and also a weird sensation. My GP prescribed some drops and said it was quite dry inside my ear. It could be eczema but it doesn't bother me inside my ear.
The drops did nothing for it and on my second visit she gave me Hydrocortisone cream, which also hasn't helped. This is driving me crazy. How can something in the inner part of your ear cause this feeling on the outer part of the ear (I mean the curly part)? Has anyone else had this happen or can anyone offer an explanation. My ear is not red or sore, just a sort of tickle sensation.
Margaret from UK
The tickle sensation has now gone although it did take almost one year, without any treatment i just felt it getting less intense, and hey presto one day it was gone. Hurry!
By vicardibly 08/18/2011
Its funny because I suffer from this too, but I haven't put two and two together. It only happens when I'm driving. When I'm chewing gum, it doesn't happen. So that's the answer.
By kewl1985 05/07/2012
Hey guys, did any of you get this diagnosed? I've been having the same sensation on the outer portion of my earlobe - the tickle sensation. It's annoying me.
By donnaa 07/20/2012
I have the same thing at the outer ear opening 11 to 12 o'clock area. NOT in the ear but at the opening. It happens when I am at rest. It is irritating, like tingling or something crawling under the skin. It creeps me out! Im glad Im not the only one!
By Nwahs R. 03/05/2015
I've had this, weirdly, on my left ear too. I've shaved multiple times on the area where it feels like there is a hair tickling or something. It's driving me literally insane. I've had it for years I cant get rid of it. I'm going crazy.
By Bonnie O. 05/16/2015
Well, this is not your typical "doctor" answer, but I have the same sensation in my right ear sometimes, and I feel it is an angel letting me know they are near me. When you feel this sensation, stop and ask them if they have a message for you. Listen to any thoughts that come into your mind. It may just be an "I love you." or "I am with you again."
By Tim R. 09/17/2015
I am having the same tickling in both ears for the last two weeks, I will tell you what is happening, but first I have been intrigued with ears for years, and have been reading people that have strange and becoming ears for myself. If you look at peoples ears and you see who they appear to be, weather they are famous or wealthy, or just noticeable ,but climbing a step up to be someone better than who they were, so here it is in a nut shell: you are turning to God, or something is coming into your life that you can defiantly work with you to better yourself and it may not go away, but when it does stop so do you or your destiny so have a great ride and enjoy life to the fullest. This is so hard to explain and I hope I have given you some closure, if not look at it a little closer then you will see why.
This may sound strange, but: see an acupuncturist. You need acupuncture on that ear.
Here are questions related to Tickling Sensation Inside Ear.
I have a tickling inside my ear. I've had it for 2 days now. It's really uncomfortable. Does anyone know what it is or how to get rid of it?
By Dorothy  07/16/2012
I heat a few drops of baby oil and let it cool a little and drop into my ears. Works for me.
It seems like I'm like a few others that are having a tickling sensation at the opening of their ear. It feels as if there's baby hair in there just continually moving all the time which creates a tickling sensation and sometimes a numb or tingling sensation. Is there any possibility to tell me what's wrong? Will I end up having a fungus in that ear? I am also using ciprodex ear drops. I was actually prescribed those ear drops for my left ear because my eustachian tube kept collapsing and I couldn't hear. When I blew air through my ears holding your nose as we all know that did the trick. It would pop my ears and I could hear for a second and then it would collapse again. I also heard from that ENT doctor that I had a retraction compartment. I let him see my ear with my nose closed and blowing popping my ears that way he can see if maybe there's something going on in the place where he couldn't get through when it was closed and that's when he said I had a retraction compartment. It was wrong which is BS. I don't know any ideas.
By Sandi/Poor But Proud  09/25/2015
You may want to consul www.webmd.com or https://www.google.com/webhp?source ... #q=tickling%20in%20ear%20at%20night. Sometimes googling something is quicker if you are concerned. Hope that helps.
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I have had a strange sensation in my left ear for 10 weeks. It is in the outer part of my ear and feels like a hair is in there at times and also a weird sensation. My GP prescribed some drops and said it was quite dry inside my ear. It could be eczema, but it doesn't bother me inside my ear.
The drops did nothing for it and on my second visit she gave me hydrocortisone cream, which also hasn't helped. This is driving me crazy. How can something in the inner part of your ear cause this feeling on the outer part of the ear (I mean the curly part)? Has anyone else had this happen or can anyone offer an explanation. My ear is not red or sore, just a sort of tickle sensation.
Margaret from UK
I'm already visually impaired, so I don't want to endanger my hearing by digging deep enough to scratch where it "really" itches. My solution might not help you, but maybe you'll find it worth a try. If you use dandruff shampoo, try this the next time you wash your hair: get your hair soapy with the dandruff shampoo and then rub it into your ears, too. When you rinse, be sure to let the water run into your ears. Even if the itch is on the shell of your ear, this could help. I hope it does. (12/05/2008)