What’s an ear pressure sore?
An pressure sore on your ear is also called CNH, chondrodermatitis or, alternatively, Winkler’s Disease. If you are suffering from this condition you will certainly be aware of it. It presents itself as a sore red patch of skin on the ear. This red patch gradually becomes more painful, the skin breaks down into a sore and ultimately refuses to heal. It gets worse over time and causes a lot of pain. It is particularly pernicious since it affects the ear and because of that your ability to get a good night’s sleep.
If your doctor has diagnosed you with it they may have given you steroid creams or been told you will have to have surgery. Sadly, neither of these options are very good. Creams don’t get to the heart of the issue and surgery leaves you in the same position as before. With a big sore on your ear. Furthermore, in both cases CNH has a recurrence rate of a little more than a third.
There is a faster, safer and cheaper option.
How is an ear pressure sore formed?
CNH and other such ear pressure sores occur because of the continued friction and pressure of your pillow working against the ear. If you regularly sleep on your side, and do so throughout your life, the skin on your ear starts to weaken and break down. To make matters worse, as you age your skin becomes less able to resist this effect and less able to repair the damage. This is the reason that people suffer from CNH as they get older.
Once you have CNH, it wont go away unless you treat it with something. As detailed above, creams aren’t effective since they don’t address the root cause of the issue and surgery leaves you back where you started. Yes, it will remove the sore, but how does the ear heal when you go to bed? And what about recurrence?
Remove the Pressure, Heal the Ear.
The solution is as straightforward as the cause. If you take away the friction and pressure, your skin can be allowed to heal. Once removed, symptoms get better straight away and the pressure sore will completely resolve in a matter of weeks. If you keep the pressure away from the ear, you will keep recurrence at bay.
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