Infected ears can be an ongoing and difficult problem to treat. One of the main reasons for ear infections can be allergies. As with allergic responses seen on the rest of the body changes can also occur down the ear canals.
Sometimes there will be evidence of an allergic reaction happening else-where on the body and other times it is just confined to the ears. The changes often seen include redness, scaling and thickening of the skin at the ear opening. Long term changes to the ear are blackening of the skin and wax and moisture accumu-late in the canals. This is then creates an ideal environment for yeast and bacterial infections to develop.
Allergies can be from a dietary intolerance or from contact with something in the environment. As avoidance of the causative allergen can be difficult to achieve ongoing treatment is often required to keep this problem under control. Frequent monitoring of the ear can help keep infections away.