Oh, the wonderful life of ear mites!
PHX actually just had ear mites (luckily not too bad). I caught it right away, so I just went to Walmart and bought some simple ear mite medicine from there. I kept putting the medicine in his ears and they are gone! Whew!
As soon as I see him scratching a lot I KNOW... I'd better check the ears! I think it's easier to keep track of it, it you make sure you are regularly cleaning his ears anyway.
If you're not sure what to do, and have never had to deal with ear mites before... I would suggest bringing the cat to the vet. A lot of people will bring their cat to the vet anyway, just to make sure! It's better to be safe than sorry. If the ear mites are left untreated, it could cause even more problems for the cat!
I found some good links you can check out for more information on ear mites. Click here
for the description of ear mites! Click here
to see a list of common signs of an ear infection.
I hope some of this information helps you! Good luck!