Posted by zenclear on February 3, 2003, at 17:02:55
In reply to Off topic and disgusting: Ear problems, posted by Dinah on February 3, 2003, at 9:41:44
> I've got eczema of the ear or something like it, and the skin in my ear canal is peeling off and blistering. The blisters fill my ear canal so that I can't hear, and give me a high pitched whine that is causing me migraine trouble. Plus the pressure hurts. And the dripping from the blisters is grossing out everyone around me.
> The doctors say there is nothing that can be done. They've given me steroid drops that seem to make it worse.
> Does anyone have any ideas for prescription or natural remedies?
> Sorry, Dr. Bob, if this belongs on social. It was a meds question, so I was confused.
There is certainly something you CAN DO. (I hate docs who are ignorant!!!!)
A derm (or other doc) can prescribe a liquid form of betamethosone, a steroid used to inflammatory skin disorders. You simply put a few drops on a Qtip, and very carefully dap the inside of your ear canal. But be careful not to injure your ear. This is an alcohol vehicle, so it leaves no residue. Don't try this with normal skin ointments.