I Can’t Live This Itchy Life
Last updated: May 2023
I’m 33 now, but the eczema in my ear canal began 3 years ago when I was working in a nightclub. I assume it was the stress of working over night and the excessive drinking that kicked it all off. But since then, it’s never stopped.
Vicious ear eczema
In the beginning, I assumed it was just excess wax and would take drastic measures like taking the cap of a pen and scrape off the dry skin in my ear canal. It would bleed, and weep a weird brown liquid. (Gross, I know) The itching is nearly unbearable and this viscous cycle has continued.
Doctor after doctor
I have gone to doctor after doctor and they all say the same thing. That I didn’t have any wax in my ear and this was in my head. OR they give me vinegar drops bc I have a simple case of swimmers ear. This does provides some relief but honestly it’s not better. I’ve noticed that sugary foods or alcohol exacerbates the problem. When I wake up in the morning my ear canal feels almost wet. (Why!?)
It’s now been years and as I sit on my couch itching my ear and try to scrape off the skin- I know someone has to have a better solution!
I read a few testimonials about the olive oil which I’ll definitely try. But is there anything else?
Thanks in advance.
What is your most frustrating eczema symptom?
How does your eczema reoccurring make you feel?