Doctors have proven that ear fungus manifests itself against the background of various diseases, weak immunity, vitamin deficiency, metabolic disorders, diabetes, prolonged use of antibiotics and hormonal drugs, so a successful fight against it is impossible without solving the "accompanying" problems.
If itching in the ears persists and unpleasant dark discharge appears, be sure to consult a doctor to correctly determine the cause. Remember that otomycosis can be caused by different types of fungi, and each of them requires specific treatment. In order to choose the right drug, it is necessary to conduct laboratory tests.
If the diagnosis is unknown, it is impossible to make heat compresses, bury alcohol and camphor oil - they also increase the growth of "pests".
At the beginning of treatment, the ear canal should be mechanically cleaned from sulfur, dead skin cells and fungi. To treat the ear, the doctor prescribes various antifungal solutions, incl. 2% acetic acid solution and 3% boric acid solution.
Treat the ear with hydrogen peroxide, then be sure to wipe it dry with a cotton swab, after half an hour insert a gauze or cotton wool turunda with the fungicidal agent prescribed by the doctor. Cover the top of the ear with a sterile bandage. This procedure should be done in accordance with the doctor's prescription, for 5-8 minutes several times a day. It all depends on the activity of the fungal process.
You can also treat your ear with 3% hydrogen peroxide, and then place a cotton swab dipped in apple cider vinegar in the ear canal. The procedure should be performed regularly before going to bed for a month.
When cleaning the ear, wash the ear canal thoroughly, but try not to touch its deep parts, so as not to destroy the natural microflora, which has antifungal and bactericidal properties, especially since cleaning should not be carried out with any objects that can cause wounds or scratches in the ear.
Remember that a person does not develop immunity to fungal diseases, and there is always a risk of recurrence of the disease, so be careful: do not abuse antibiotics, try to wear a hat when swimming in a pool or river, and do not pick your ears. Do not forget to visit your otolaryngologist at least once a year.