Eczema in ear canal

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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 ??
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
What is an effective treatment for Eczema in the ear canal?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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???
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".
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So bad that my ear canal got swollen shut and the right side of my face swelled up to the size of a softball - I had to be hospitalized for 2 days. Right before the ear infection I noticed the lymph node starting to swell on my neck again. It’s slowly gotten worse and my doctor says it’s a combo of the mono and ear infection. But he seemed a little worried and I have a follow up visit with him on Thursday.
Av, its horrible. Mine has been going on for three years. The only benefit is that I do not hear my husband's snoring. I lay down and they immediately clog. I did used to get really nasty smelling crud out of them every morning. I have had times when my jaw is so sore, or my ear, or below my ear. This has been such a pain in "the ear" for me. Richt now the itchiness is truly driving me nuts.
In June 2013 my daughter, then age 8, had a surgery to try and reconnect her bony middle ear (ossicular chain repair) in her left ear. The middle ear had been damaged by her very young (age 2) experience with the wax and skin compaction of keratosis obturans. After almost 2 years, we are still waiting and watching to see how much her hearing in her left ear will improve. She is showing improvement in the low frequencies, but she still has her high frequency hearing loss.
I usually avoid consulting 'Dr Google' but pain has made me start to wonder if have TN. 2 yrs ago I had several months of facial pain & swelling. Initially, I was thought to have salivary gland stones due to the hard lumps to one side of my face. Eventually they decreased, but swelling appeared around my jaw & next.
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