I soothed my adult itchy ears and so can you. I was always scratching until I found this treatment for dry flaky ears. Read my personal story.
For years, I had my fingernails in my ears, scratching an annoying itch. I tried cleaning my ears frequently. I tried an ear syringe and hot water. I used a drugstore cleaner. I tried hydrogen peroxide. I tried tea tree oil, because it's an antifungal, and I thought maybe I had a fungus, although I live in a dry area and don't swim. Sometimes my ears itched so much I tried the dangerous tactic of sticking a bobby pin in my ear to scratch around. (Don't do this!)
Always check with your doctor before trying anything you read here. Everyone is different, and what might be good for some people might be bad for you, considering your medical history and medications.
Natural Itchy Ears Remedy
Then one day I was looking through a the Vermont Country Store mail order catalog and saw an product from alternative medicine called Calm Ear. At that point, I would have tried anything, so I ordered it. I put it in once a day, at night, and I didn't use as much as the instructions said--just enough so I could feel it in there when I pushed on that second little protrusion above my ear lobes. I would push on that two or three times to squish and spread the stuff around in there before I went to bed.
Doggone, if this alternative treatment didn't work! The itching went away completely. It's not a cure, because if I stop using it, I get itchy ears again.
What I really like is that the stuff is mostly natural. Here's what it contains, right from the label of the bottle I'm holding in my hand:
Apricot Kernel Oil, Sesame Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Avocado Oil, Squalene, Jojoba Oil, Camellia Kissi, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Lecithin, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, propylparaben, myrrh.
When I saw those ingredients, I thought that when I ran out, I might try to mix some up myself. But this little bottle has lasted me for months now, and there's still a quarter of a bottle left, so I think I'll just buy a new one. It costs under fifteen dollars.
To find Calm Ear, just type it, in quotes ("calm ear") into the search box of your favorite search engine, or go to vermontcountrystore.com. The bottle has a blue and white label and a brown cap.
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