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Melrose For Inner Ear Itching

Author: Alice N.
Date: 10-31-2007
Views: 10,024
Word Count: 220
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 2510-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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For years I have had problems with my ears itching. An ear specialist told me the itching was caused by dry skin in my ears, but then he prescribed a steroid drop to put in my ears. It did work to stop the itching, but I began to wonder if it was safe to use because every time I would go to the pharmacy to have it filled, I would be called aside by the pharmacist and cautioned not to use it any more often than necessary.

I finally stopped using it on my own and decided to try some oils to deal with the problem. I've seen all the cautions about putting oils directly into the ear and was even told by one of the top people in Young Living that the reason you shouldn't put oils directly into the ear canal is that the ear drum is a thin tissue, and the oils are very potent, so they could destroy the ear drum.

At first I used the Melrose oil blend on a cotton ball in my ear, following the instructions in the essential oils reference book; then I found that if I put a small amount of Melrose on a q-tip and swabbed out my ear canal, being careful not to go too deep, the Melrose stopped the itching!

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: dermatitis, drums, earwax, eczema, itch, itchiness, itchy.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: ears — "Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."Link
2.Associated topics: ears — "[We] evaluate[d] the efficacy of the Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] in improving cochlear flow and symptoms... for patients with Meniere’s disease (MD), tinnitus, and cochlear hypoperfusion.... Symptoms of Meniere’s disease [spontaneous vertigo, positional vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, pressure in the ear, unsteady gait], flow at cochlear level, and tinnitus improved in Pycnogenol subjects...."Link
3.Associated topics: ears — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
4.Associated topics: itching-(Pruritus) — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
5.Associated topics: ears — "Ginger root reduced the induced vertigo significantly better than did placebo."Link

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