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Natural Cures for Ear Eczema

Eczema is an annoying skin condition that can sprout up just about anywhere on the body. It often results in red, itchy and dry patches on the skin and in some cases, these areas can become inflamed or even infected. But suffering from ear eczema can be especially bothersome, since it can result in flakiness in and around the hard-to-reach ear canal. There are several treatments and natural cures, however, that reduce symptoms or eliminate the condition altogether.

Zinc Cream

A good way to treat ear eczema at home is to apply a zinc cream. Zinc cream helps to wick moisture away from the area, reducing the chances of infection. It also reduces inflammation and provides a cooling sensation, which can be a pleasant alternative to the incessant itching often associated with this condition.

Oatmeal

Another good way to treat ear eczema is to apply oatmeal. You can do this by mixing uncooked oatmeal with some warm water. Then, just apply it to your ears and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing. You can also use store-bought oatmeal lotion brand to relieve itching and irritation in the interim.

Raw Honey

Raw honey works as an antibacterial and keeps the skin hydrated, making it a likely treatment for ear eczema. All you need to do is add a bit of honey to your ears and let it sit for about ten minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. This can be repeated a few times throughout the day and should reduce the eczema outbreak very quickly.

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About the Author

Brenda Barron is a writer, editor and researcher based in Southern California. She has worked as a writer since 2004, with work appearing in online and print publications such as BabyZone, "Cat Fancy" and "ePregnancy." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from California State University, Long Beach.