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I have a very itchy ear canal and when i lie on that ear the

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i have a very itchy ear canal and when i lie on that ear the next morning my outer ear is very flaky with debris.also my ear smells and it is more like gunge than wax that comes out it is more like a white/yellow colour.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 months ago.

This is Dr. David

it sounds like you could have a bacterial or fungal infection in your ear canal

this can happen if you have excessive moisture or sweat which can lead to bacteria or fungus growing in the wax in the ear canal

you need to see a GP doctor who can help you clear out your ear and give you prescription anti-bacterial ear drops and antifungal pills to help clear this infection

you may need an culture of the ear canal to find out what is growing in there to cause this white discharge. it could be bacterial or fungal infection

do you have a GP doctor?

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