eczema in ears

Holland, OH

#1 Aug 28, 2009
I was told I had eczema in my ears several years ago. I was given a cortisone solution to use. It has kicked up again as have allergies and I woke up this morning to a stopped up right ear. Its like there is water in my ear....can't hear as well. I think the allergies have something to do w/it, but I have never had an ear do this before. I had allergy tests done several years ago and was told I was not allergic to anything, but then why do I have the sneezing, coughing, watery eyes (especially in stores), etc. The cortisone does stop the itching, but this is weird. Can anyone relate to this or have any suggestions?

Toronto, Canada

#2 Sep 23, 2009
I have the same problem too the only thing is that my ear itches a lot and plugs often. To get relief from the itching I use a Q-tip, dip it in olive oil or coconut oil and rub it in my ear. It does help sometimes.

Iowa, LA

#3 Oct 5, 2009
Ditto Here Too. I was told I have eczema in both ear and am to the point where I am loosing my hearing. I tried a IEC hearing aid, but only could stand it for about 3-4 hrs, then it would itch, itch, itch and I would have a ear infection dor the next 3-4 days. It's a bummer, you can't hear anymore and the doc only says what I have, not solutions at all ! In the mean time, I grow more & more of hard to hear every month !

Brookline, MA

#4 Oct 9, 2009
I would tend to think that it may relate to sinus issues and the eustacian tubes. I am totally biased as I am an acupuncturist/herbalist---but I would try acupuncture for the allergies and sinus and hopefully that would get to the root of the eczema too.
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Peoria, AZ

#6 Oct 9, 2009
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Rehoboth, MA

#7 Oct 25, 2009
i had unknowingly had excema in both ears for months, no serious symptoms, just itchiness. I finally saw an ent specialist because of a severe ear infection. She prescribed drops called mometasone furoate. They offer little to no help with the itching and I woke up today with an infection in the other ear. my face and neck are swollen, i can't chew anything, and the pain and itch are horrible. I'm 43, no severe allergies or any other related symptoms. before this, I never had an ear infection in my life. All I can think is what the hell. Thanks for listening.

Mount Pleasant, SC

#8 Nov 4, 2009
had worsening eczema, both ears, flaking & itching for 2 years, nothing helped. new Dr. prescribed Lotrisone--antifungal with corticosteroid, 2X daily application cleared it up in 3 weeks.

Edinburgh, UK

#9 Dec 3, 2011
I have this past week been suffering with Ear blocked, put up with it till yesterday when I decided to seek help, My GP prescribed "LOCORTEN VIOFORM" Drops. Summary eczema in the ear. This dries out the ear & doesn't allow natural lubrication of the inner ear / Drum - this causes temporary deafness. Very annoying in the Mono world.. Anybody used these drops ? Thanks for reply's. John aged 46.

Breslau, Canada

#10 Jun 5, 2013
CCgirl wrote:
I have the same problem too the only thing is that my ear itches a lot and plugs often. To get relief from the itching I use a Q-tip, dip it in olive oil or coconut oil and rub it in my ear. It does help sometimes.
My dermatologist has just informed me that the q-tips are causing this and to stop putting q-tips in my ears immediately. He said the itching would be acute for about 3 days then it should stop completely.

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