Can Allergies Be Smeared With Baby Oil?
I have complaints that the ear is very itchy even to the point of interrupting the activity because of the itching, if there is a white powder in the match like dandruff on the ear. When I consulted with ENT specialists, he diagnosed it was allergic, so I was given anti-allergic medication. The next day it was still very itchy, can I smear it with baby oil?
Hello Evie, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Allergic reactions can basically occur in all parts of the body, including the ears. Complaints caused by this condition can indeed be reduced with anti-allergic drugs, but it will not disappear completely or can be permanent if you do not avoid the triggers that cause this reaction to occur (for example due to the use of certain earrings, ear drops or other things).
Therefore, it is highly recommended that you know in advance what are the main triggers of allergic reactions that arise in your ears. Recall if there was something new that you used in your ear before a complaint appeared. If there is, avoid while still taking anti-allergic drugs from the doctor in accordance with the recommendations given.
Regarding the use of baby oil, it is OK to use it but just apply it thinly and the use of baby oil generally only helps provide comfort but does not cure allergies, it can even aggravate complaints if it turns out you have an allergy to the ingredients contained in baby oil that you use.
If after the drug has run out the complaint does not decrease or even more severe, return to your ENT doctor for consultation and re-evaluation whether you need additional medication or not.
I hope this helps.