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.
I also did Q-Tips and bobby pins and other things you're not supposed to do, and as a result of doing those bad things, I got what my family M.D. described as "otitis." I had to take an antibiotic and steroid combo to get rid of that.
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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. Oh, and after I put it in, some usually dribbles to my outer ear, so I very gently dip my pinky into that and rub it around into the dry, flaky crevices in the rest of my outer ear. (Not behind the ear; that part doesn't need it.)
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 Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Seed Oil, Aloe Vera, Squalene, Camelia Kissi Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Olive Oil, Vitamin E, Lecithin, Vitamin A, Phenoxyethanol, Vitamin D, Methyl/ethyl paraben.
Back when I first wrote this, I could only find it at Vermont Country Store, nowhere else. Now, it's available lots of places. It is a bit pricey, and my doctor said "just put a drop of olive oil in to let the wax come out naturally," so that started me thinking about mixing up my own. Then recently I saw the exact same product, from the same company, Miracell, under a different name, ProEar, for about half the price. Maybe they are thinking of phasing out Calm Ear to go for a larger market at a lower price. Go figure.
To find Calm Ear, just type it, in quotes ("calm ear") into the search box of your favorite search engine. As I write this, it's easiest to find the lower-priced ProEar (no space in the middle) at Amazon.com.
I sure am happy to be rid of my itchy ears!
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