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Amy

I have eczema in my ears. No where else on my body, although I do have dry skin. I also have chronic eye dryness, which I wonder if it's all related, but that's another topic I'm sure. Anyway, after a particularly nasty secondary ear infection recently I was bound and determined to find something that healed my ears of the constant pain, burning, itching, and crusty weeping. I've been dealing with it for the past 10 years, and I thought I had to live with it. Pain is a funny motivator. My ear was swollen shut and the lymph nodes from under the ear down my neck to my shoulders were all swollen. The doctor prescribed antibiotics and oral steroids and a steroid creme. The oral steroids were magic. It took away the swelling, the pain and the itching! But quite soon after the last dose the itching returned as well as the crusty weeping. I knew the steroid creme would only be a short term maintenance solution. (I haven't even filled the scrip.) I want my ears to be healthy! Not just maintain the condition. I found an oil called miracell. See Miracell.com. I had a sample sitting in my bathroom for months, didn't know what it was!! I put it on my leg to try it out and immediately knew it was quality. I got online looking for more and kicked myself when I learned I could have put it in my ears! I got more and I've been putting it in my ears now for the past few days, 2 or 3 times a day. I'm in love. It's a combo of oils and contains myrrh which is an antibacterial. I highly recommend this stuff! They have an oil called Calm Ear. I compared the ingredients to their main oil, Skin Relief & Support. Its the same exact stuff, only the FDA requires they put a paraben in the Calm Ear, the other oil is paraben free. The Calm Ear is hard to track down, they ended up sending me samples of the Calm Ear, and I just bought the main oil at my local health food store, its the same stuff.
My ear infection was severe and I'm glad I went to the doc for that. I don't know if it's a remedy for an ear infection, but for the eczema it is absolutely helping and I hope that it will indeed help my skin help itself to return to complete health. I am also cutting out dairy and sugar in hopes to eliminate the root cause. Good luck to you.

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M.K,

To the Person with the ear problems:
I would be lying if I told you I knew how or what to do about your ears. But your dry eye comment caused me to think and I might have an answer for you about that.
Have you ever been tested for Sjogren's Syndrome? It's an auto-immune disease who's symptoms include dry eyes...sometimes to the point of being in very bad pain as soon as you wake up. Perhaps the ear condition is linked but I'm not a doctor, I can't say. I do suffer from Sjogren's and I have eczema on my hands and dry eyes as well as dry mouth and other dry areas that shouldn't be dry..below the belt, if you catch my drift.
I hope this helps you to some degree.
I am now going back to my search for problems with my eczema.
Feel better.

shannon

Itchy ears that get crusty and weepy may be due to overcleaning the natural wax that your ear creates to protect the canal. If you use q-tips to clean the ear canal, your symptoms may improve by not cleaning them out so frequently. If you must clean them, just rinse them with warm water in the shower....don't dry them out with a q-tip which will remove the natural protectant against dryness and infection. (I'm a med student who is on my ENT rotation right now, and I have overheard this consultation a few times already!)

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