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I Can’t Live This Itchy Life

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!?)

Help!

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.
Emily

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Comments

  • CarolAnn
    2 weeks ago

    Emily, Oh my goodness! I don’t believe what you wrote! YES! I have had the same problem & NO one can seem to DX it! But I have….YEAST. I am allergic to yeast….I love Sweets….I have been on Prednisone and Antibiotics a hundred times….I get water in my ears when I shower…all can grow yeast. Dark moist places like the ear canal are the perfect breeding ground. I know it’s NOT an infection because I have no earache at all and many cultures for bacteria have been negative. Yet, my ears flake inside & have an awful odor….yeast has an odor. Sometimes they also have a discharge, especially first thing after waking up in the morning.
    For the past week I went online and found an antifungal ear drop that I pray helps. I literally went store to store TODAY to try and find it, but no luck. CVS is where I found it online and I just ordered it. I know you can also have a doctor write a prescription for them.
    The docs just shake their head…..however, I remembered that in 2000, I had a lady do the ear candle wicking on me and she showed all the white stuff that came out…..& said it was yeast. After she did that, it went away for awhile. Then when I took Diflucan for yeast, it cleared up…..so 1+1 makes 2.
    I’m not going to say YOURS is definitely yeast, but you might ask your doctor & see what he thinks. Wouldn’t hurt.
    I hope we both find relief SOON.
    Take care!
    Carol

  • Emily author
    2 weeks ago

    Carol! Thank you for the reply.
    I’m literally fresh out of the shower where I tried AGAIN to keep my ear canal clean and apply the vinegar drops. But I think you’re onto something!! I’m going to try this ASAP!!! I recently found out I’m allergic to gluten and stopping the bread/sweets have heaped a bit. So I think you might be right. Carol, you might be a life saver!!!! I’m going to report back, and please you do the same. Thank you for reaching out, you have no idea the hope this gives me.

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