Otomycosis is a fungal infection of the outer part of the ear. It can be caused by Candida, although most commonly it is due to the yeast Aspergillus. One of the most prominent symptoms of otomycosis is itchy ears. It can be seen in children through to the elderly and is more common in swimmers, surfers, and other people who spend a considerable amount of time in the water.
If you are an adult who commonly has itchy ears, it may very well be due to Candida. The chances of itchy ears being due to Candida increase if you eat a lot of sugar. I remember my father constantly having itchy ears. He also would think nothing of having twenty cookies at one sitting or five scoops of ice cream after supper. (You can read more about my dad and his health in my book, Candida Crusher).
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Cutting back sugar is key to managing otomycosis. Changing your diet should be combined with applying tea tree oil to your ears. You should also try to keep your ears dry – but without sticking anything into the ear. For those of you who are water lovers, make sure you get the water out of your ears as soon as you are done swimming.
There are many types of tea tree oil. The one I consider to be the best is Australia tea tree oil from the species Melaleuca alternifolia. The best brand of tea tree oil is Thursday plantation. Put one or two drops of tea tree oil in your ears regularly to help treat otomycosis.
Tea tree oil is a regular part of my routine. I wash with tea tree oil, and I brush my teeth with tea tree toothpaste. I also consider tea tree oil to be non-negotiable when I travel. I can’t recommend it enough.