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ITCHING IN THE EARS RELIEVED BY NASAL GANGLION TREATMENT
In the February, 1925, issue of the Laryngoscope, I recorded an interesting case of persistent itching in the external auditory canal, relieved by nasal ganglion treatment:
CASE 1.—A physician, one of my students at the New York Post Graduate Hospital, Dr. A. B. L., of Kingston, Ont. For the last six years he had suffered from severe attacks of itching in the ears, especially when using a stethoscope. The annoyance was so great as to induce him to study otolaryngology, to avoid constant use of the stethoscope. The itching would be so severe as to awaken him sometimes at night and the scratching lead to repeated formation of furuncles. There were no typical headaches or neuralgias. Local treatment of all sorts was of no avail.
Nasal examination revealed a chronic bilateral ethmoiditis with polypi in both middle meati. He had chronic