ear eczema

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I have seborrhoiec ear eczema which keeps getting infected. It is very itchy and dry.  Olive oil makes it worse.  I have tried some other eczema creams but this has caused balance problems.  Can anyone suggest what I could use long-term instead of olive oil?

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    From my experience no oil is good seb derm is overgrowth of yeast and has something to do with good bacteria bad bacteria and good yeast bad yeast and yeast like to thrive in oily wet environments so I would stick to hydrocortisone 2.5 percent or elidel cream or tacrolimus which on nonnsteroidal anti inflammatory creams ca channel blockers that are less potent for face ears neck etc . I took Bactrim antibiotics which helped balance the colony's on my skin I guess and if you want some home remedies I've heard apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil although I did not have much luck with those in my face also alevycin gel non steroidal brand for sebor derm

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    Try rosehip oil or sesame seed oil, I would try all the natural oils and hopefully youl find one that suits, if there to oily for you skin you could try adding just a little to a moisturiser, unfortunately it's trial and error but I hope you find one that works for you, good luck 😊

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    Also sonafine is an emulsion that helps healing non steroidal and need prescription but it's a healing cream that wont cause overgrowth of bacteria yeast

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    I have intense itching in one of my ears and have tried cortisone cream, ear calm and ear drops and usually get some relief but then it returns.  At the moment I am using olive oil but it doesn't help much. Would appreciate any ideas to help.

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    I have the same.  I soak an ear bud with vinegar and coat the ear with the vinegar after showering to kill any yeast/fungus.  Do it without scratching though as that causes the yeast to take off.  When that's dry I use Vaseline to coat the ear.  I've been told not to use Vaseline but I find it stops the eczema itch, which stops me scratching, which stops skin damage and infection!

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