Eczema in ear canal

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126762_tn?1325265405 Hello all, I have had eczema for about 15 years now , it started in my ear canal then on my ring finger and little patches here and there over my body.. Last May 2011 my hands broke out on the palm side went to under my finger nails . My hands were so swollen I could not bend them. they tried every topical cream ( steroid) to the strongest nothing helped . Then they put me on prednisone for 2 weeks with in 2 days it was almost better ??
Avatar_f_tn For several years my left ear canal has been itching - sometimes to the point my husband likes me to a dog with fleas! My doctor checked for infection - none, but said the skin way dry which explains the crusty flakes that sometimes appear. When an itch comes on there is nothing that I can do to control myself no matter the company I am in. I've tried lotions and even mineral oil and nothing seems to work. Typically is worse when I'm right out of the shower or during the night.
Avatar_n_tn I use this after every time I shower and I have not had a break since until now. Recently medication used for my ear caused me to develop eczema in my ear. I was prescribed a medication but after my first experience I had little faith in it. I decided to try my own cure first. I have been taking a small piece of rolled tissue and dipping it into the Cetaphil lotion. I then gently roll it around inside my ear.
Avatar_n_tn You don't get ani-fungal drops for a middle ear infection. You get ear drops for an outer ear infection which. The outer involves the Auricle, (ear lobe) & ear canal.
Avatar_m_tn I have for the past year had these black dots (see picture) in my ear. I have eczema of my inner ear canal in both ears (i do not apply any lotions), and I am regularly 'yelled' at by my ENT to stop cleaning my ears daily with cotton buds. These black dots only appear in my right ear, they have not gotten any worse, I have tried scratching at them and they will look white as some do in the image. Anyone have an idea of what they are? or how I can treat/remove them? Thank you in advance!
Avatar_n_tn It itches very bad and is just inside the inner canal. White crusty flakes come out into my ear. The doctor gave me ear drops, but it seems to just make it drier. My wife has been putting monistat cream in there with a Q-tip which makes it feel better. Do you know what medication I can use to permanently get rid of this? We live in a very low humidity area and it is very dry here.
Avatar_f_tn Hi Thanks for writing to the forum! There are chances of some eczema or even psoriasis. Ear canal infection too can cause redness of the pinna of the ear. Extreme hot and cold temperatures of the environment too can cause ear redness in some. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar_m_tn I remember not too long ago the lymph nodes in my ears were swollen really hugely, right before the ear eczema. Right before this relapse of sore throat my lymph nodes had swelled again, maybe yesterday. My gyno checkup is due in about a week. I was diagnosed with a high-risk strain of HPV, and I'm at CIN I, LGSIL, doing a watch-and-wait. I also have a UTI and I've always had yeast infections that come and go. I think that's all I can name that's wrong with me.
Avatar_n_tn What is an effective treatment for Eczema in the ear canal?
Avatar_f_tn I do keep the ear very dry using ear putty when I shower, and I always use a Q-tip to make sure the ear canal is dry, just in case some moisture made it through.
Avatar_m_tn For months now I've had an itch in my ear, I've rub my canal opening raw. This makes the whole side of my head itch. I've been to the Doctor, who sent me to the ear, nose and throat specialist, that said I have eczema, gave me a creme, no help. Now, my canina tooth started hurting and is extremely sensitive cold. I've taken 20 days worth of amoxicillin with temporary relief, then it comes back afew days later. One more thing, not sure this has anything to do with the rest.
Avatar_m_tn It could also be due to a fungal infection of the external ear known as Otomycosis. Otomycosis most often occurs when too much water gets in the ear canal such as after swimming or showering in chlorinated water. It is also called Swimmer's ear. Check with your doctor to rule out this condition. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar_f_tn The next step would be topical steroid lotion or drops into the ear canal, placement of steroid cream into the ear canal by the ENT, or use of a steroid-in-oil drop (Dermotic, for example). There are also other creams that have been tried (Elidel, etc) that are actually used for eczema or psoriasis on other parts of the body. This is not widely accepted as yet. Hope this helps! Good luck. See an ENT physician for a full diagnosis.
Avatar_n_tn I suffer from what my doctor calls, ear eczema, the canal of my left ear gets very dry and inflames, causing great pain and discomfort leading to an infection. Two years ago I had about ten ear infections in the space of twelve months. Each time I was told it was just an infection, got prescribed antibiotics and that was that, it's only just come to light about the dry ear. Otomize earspray is what I've been prescribed and it's worked. But since I've used it, I've had this bubbling feeling.
Avatar_n_tn The last diagnosis is that her eardrum is fine, but there is ear eczema present. The treatment is Erythromycin ointment, along with Triamcinolone cream, and 500 m.g. of Penicillin VK four times a day. Does this diagnosis sound like a correct one? If so, what is there to expect?... and is this a temporary condition or a lifelong problem? If this doesn't seem like a correct diagnosis, what else could it be?
Avatar_n_tn Neck lymph nodes can be the result of tonsillitis, pharyngitis (infection of upper throat), infection in mouth, caries in tooth, internal ear infection, outer ear infection, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, breast cancer, fungal infection, other cancers like lymphoma etc. If your friend had flu like symptoms initially then it could be due to infectious mononucleosis too. The enumerated the possibilities can be investigated or ruled out one by one by your physician, ENT and dentist. Take care!
Avatar_n_tn I also experience these weird pains in my head that come for about a second and then go and come back again every 10minutes or so. These pains are in 1 area in the back of my head in about a 1 square inch area.. Any ideas???
1372727_tn?1279199440 Hi, Itching of the ears can be the first sign of an ear infection, but if the problem is chronic, it is more likely caused by a chronic dermatitis of the ear canal. Seborrheic dermatitis and eczema can both affect the ear canal. Other probable causes are wax in the ear, allergy, excessive sweating, etc. Ii is advisable to consult an ENT specialist to look for the actual problem. "Aim should be to treat the cause, rather than the symptom".
Avatar_n_tn The ENT's say that is all in my head - some say it is from having ear buddies in my ears all day with air "voices" hissing though them, I dunno but it sure is annoying. Its like getting to the top of the hill and my ears are plugged then they don't unplug when I come down. Actually too, they get worse when I do that. Ho-hum... Anyway, glad to hear about the smoke smell. That was something that I really wondered about. I will continue to monitor this site and see whats up.
567488_tn?1244744266 Have you guys (girls) used Lupron before?? I had such a rash from the stuff, and the Estrace. They even put it down for me on my allergy medication along with Codeine. The stuff drives me up a wall. If you have any eczema be careful ~ it will multiply your symptoms. My acupuncturist said I had "heat" in my system and the meds just made it worse. Have a good night! (I was supposed to eat light, but was able to eat some roast & veggies...mmm...!!)..Nighty night!!
Avatar_n_tn About 48 hours ago, I noticed this heat sensation in my left shin. At first I thought I was standing too close to a heat vent in the floor at work! It is a warm, sort of tingly sensation that lasts 5 seconds and occurs, I don't know, 10 times throughout the day. I wonder if I slept on the leg funny?? Stress?? I am 43 and in reasonably good health but seem to be a hypochondriac (spelling?) at times.
Avatar_m_tn I also put a bit of this on a Q-tip and gently twirl it around in my ear canal and it relieves my ears too!!!! I've been out for a long time so my "unfortunate" eczema is driving me crazy. I should be recieving my lotion in a couple of days so I can let you know how it goes - and then give you the contact info of where to get some if you want. It's the only thing I've found to work.
Avatar_f_tn Now, in the past few weeks, in my left ear canal, there is another patch of the same thing! It is litterally inside my ear canal. I have to use a q-tip on some mornings to clear my blocked ear canal from the scaling. I cannot afford to go to a dermatologist. I can't put steriod cream on it. It's litterally in my hair and in my ear. Since my symptoms got worse, I have attempted to remove any irritants. I changed to a organic lavender/hemp castille soap with no Sodium Laureth Sulfates.
Avatar_m_tn As I was always itching my ear, the skin tissue was breaking free from the ear and getting in to the ear canal etc. He prescribed a product called Dermotic Oil (ear drops - prescription only and NO generic). I have used it for two weeks and I am weaning myself off it. I do NOT have any more itchig and I can heaer. Maybe this is is your answer.
Avatar_f_tn Hello, It can be due to eczema skin. Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps. For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone as dermacort), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g.
Avatar_f_tn I tried to remove one with tweezers, and it was very tacky (as in sticky) and clearly goes deep under the skin. Part of it broke off but I could still see that the pore was plugged and a day or two later top of the plug was sticking out again. i can't find ANYTHING online that looks like it.
Avatar_n_tn i've had it mostly around my waistline and pelvic region. recently i've had breakouts in my inner-ear canal and across my ear drum. this causes extreme swelling and excrutiating pain, doctors do not want to admit it is eczema and they try to convince me it is an outer ear infection (swimmers ear). i guess they hate it when you already know whats wrong with you... they give me an otic suspension of a steroid that takes it away for a few months before it re-occurs.
Avatar_f_tn After 2 1/2 days inpatient treatment (5 bags IV antibiotics plus pain meds) for severe mastoiditis I was discharged and sent home with prescriptions, an ear wick and a diagnosis of excema that allowed infection into my ear canal. The mastoiditis is not the first time in the last four months that I've experienced this and it's definitely not resolved. The fluid buildup throughout the half of my face with the infection persists as does the pain and loss of hearing.