Eczema in ears

I am writing on behalf of my sister who doesn't have access to a computer and would like to ask if anyone knows of hearing aids that are suitable for someone whose eczema is exacerbated by wearing these aids. Is there one on the market that is hyper allergenic?
Thank you.
  • I have eczema in my ears and at my hairline on one side and Foderma eczema serum is a nice soother and gives me a break from steroid ointments. Nice pleasant fragrance - not too strong. Doesn't cure my problem (no product in the world does) but it certainly helps control it. Would re-purchase when it runs out. The tin is a good size so it will last me for a good while.

  • The condition is often caused by increased moisture in the air or that water has flowed into the ear canal. The disorder is therefore seen particularly frequently when you are on holiday in the hot countries with the use of swimming pool. People who use hearing aids also have an increased risk.

    Itching and pain in the ear canal may be signs of eczema. The pain is often very pronounced.

    There may also be some fluid out of the ear. Many at the same time have easy hearing loss. If you pull outwards in your ear, the pain is worse.

    You can prevent the condition by avoiding touching, itching or cleaning the ear canal. It is misunderstood hygiene to clean your ear with a cotton swab. It can lead to eczema and inflammation in the ear canal. If you have previously had eczema in the ear canal, keep your head over the water - especially if you are swimming in a swimming pool or spa. If water has penetrated the ear canal, wipe the ear with a hair dryer. It is not recommended to use earplugs during bathing. Avoid bathing completely if you have eczema in the ear canal. Pain relief medicine can ease the pain.

    There are various natural treatments that can be used to treat the skin inflammation, dryness, itching or redness seen in ears and the external areas around the ear and earlobes. The natural treatments or home remedies are one of the primary steps that are taken by the individual and usually includes:

    • Washing the ears daily with a lukewarm water
    • Using fragrance-free moisturizers on the ears or the affected areas on the ears immediately after taking a shower to lock in moisture
    • Avoid irritants that have caused eczema flares in the past
    • Switching to gentle cleansers and products that are suitable for your sensitive skin
    • Avoid irritants or triggers, like jewelry, from coming into direct contact with the ears

    and there more lots remedies to treat ear eczema naturally..

    Here the links of more very useful resources

    https://www.healthline.com/health/ear-eczema
    http://eczemaliving.com/eczema-on-ears/
    https://atopicdermatitis.net/stories/stubborn-ear-eczema/
    https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ear-infection/qa/how-can-eczema-or-psoriasis-cause-itchy-ears

    Thansk,

    Nav

  • It is very sad to read of the suffering some people go through because of a relatively minor condition such as eczema in the ear. Some posters have been to specialists, who have told them there is no cure.

    Why me? It may be the obvious question that you may ask yourself or the doctor when there is intense itching in the ear caused due to eczema in ears. Perhaps you may not be aware, that you are not the only one. There are thousands of cases of eczema in ear.

    Eczema is a skin condition which can occur anywhere on the body. It can affect any age group. The deep seated itching inside the ear due to eczema can be quiet maddening. This inflammatory response of the skin can be influenced by various factors environmental as well as internal.

    However, in adults eczema in ear can become a chronic affair. In this context it is important to know what causes eczema in ear and how to treat it.

    Symptoms Of Eczema In Ear

    Eczema in ear can occur either in the outer ear or in the inner ear canal. The first symptom that may appear is soreness in ear.
    The ear may become red followed by intense itching. Patient has constant urge to scratch.
    The skin around the ear becomes dry and parched. Fluid oozes out from the eczematous site.
    Swelling and pain in ear is another common symptom associated with eczema in ear.

    Remedies For Eczema In Ears

    Keep the ear moisturized as dryness causes irritation and aggravates itching. Apply Vaseline, it is a good moisturizer. Even coconut oil acts as a good moisturizer. It is more suitable when eczema is inside the ear.
    Avoid being in dry air. It encourages the skin to become drier and cause more itching.
    Always clean your ear with warm water before applying the moisturizer. In case of inner ear, use an ear bud cleaner, but be gentle.

    Warm oil is one of the best ways to soothe an itchy ear and it can help to remove excess ear wax.

    One of the simplest ways to do this is to use olive oil to relieve an itchy ear.

    Water and Vinegar

    A water and vinegar solution can be helpful to prevent itchy ears. Dr. William H. Blahd on WebMD recommends a natural remedy to treat itchy ears. Mix one part white vinegar with one part water. Make sure the solution is at body temperature. Using a bulb syringe, gently rinse your ear. and many more remedies you can find online..

    Thanks,

    Nav

  • Hello,  I have eczema, as well, since a few years ago and for me it has been really difficult to accept it. Finding a treatment that actually worked for my type of skin and eczema was a whole journey! Finally, I discovered foderma and the results have been amazing!

  • Hi,

    You can google hypoallergenic ear mold and ask the clinic to use that material for the earmold.

    CL