Q-tips or candling? Olive Oil or Alcohol drops?
Pens, pencils or paper clips? Bobbie pins or safety pins? Which are by-the-by not so safe.
When the second most irritating body orifice is not working well (you can imagine the first most irritating on your own), it can drive you crazy. Only one who suffers from dry, itchy, and irritated ear canals and similarly annoying ear wax can understand that this is a real problem.
I, myself, am not a sufferer, thank God! But I care for many of you who are. If you are a member of certain ethnic groups (e.g. Asians, Native Americans, and Inuits) you are likely to have ear canal skin and ear wax that is be flaky and dry. Just like the skin upon which it sits, deep down in that tiny, itchy hole on the side of your head.
Swimmers, divers and surfers are also prone to dry, itchy ear canals and problems with ear wax. Salt water, fresh water and chlorine can all dry that ear canal. And in my line of business, hearing aid wearers, children with narrow ear canals, and people with certain abnormalities of the ears, e.g. Down syndrome, also have special needs for their ear canals.
And then there is a whole lot of everyone else with ear itch. Just bad genetic luck.
“How does this happen?” you might ask. Ear canal skin, like skin anywhere, can be annoyingly, irritatingly dry. And well, yeah, there are drops out there you can get from your doctor that can give you temporary relief, since they are only to be used for 5 days. (Like decongestant nasal sprays which only go so far before they become more harmful than not.)
But now there is a new drop. It is a skin care product. It is called Comfort Earx (just say Comfort Ear and forget the x which is a “branding” thingy.) (Disclosure: I own no stock and do not profit in any way from the sale of these drops.)
Comfort EaRx is different. Way different. Here’s how:
- Comfort EaRx drops do not need a prescription because they are an ear canal skin product.
- Comfort Earx drops are pH balanced. That means no drying alcohol, acid or detergent like product touching the delicate skin of this delicate orifice.
- Almost all the ingredients are natural and bring moisture to the skin and the wax.
- You use them once a day (usually 4 drops at night) for about a month and then weekly or as needed. One bottle goes a long way.
Warning: These drops should not be used when ear tubes or an ear perforation (hole) are present.
I have to admit, that I have known about these ear drops for a while. At first, I was a bit skeptical. But then I saw, with my own eyes, and heard, with my own ears, how these drops worked on patients and colleagues (an unnamed ENT doctor I work with has used them and for the first time in her life does not wake up in the middle of the night being attacked by her itchy ears).
Developed by a team of Los Angeles Pediatric Otolaryngologists (Ear, Nose and Throat Docs for Kids), Nina Yoshpe, MD and Ayal Willner, MD, they worked with pharmacologic biochemists for almost 2 decades to bring us this incredible pH balanced ear drop. Get them online (or through certain ENT doctors’ offices, like mine.) When they work for you tell your friends, your family and your doctors. (And tell me, too.)
Everyone should know about a good thing, and believe me, Comfort Earx drops, are a good thing.