At some point in our lives we may have to have ear surgery. I myself had ‘grommets’ inserted as a child, a fairly routine procedure and one that I luckily recovered from fairy quickly. However, there are occasions when ear surgery doesn’t heal quite so quickly – or indeed at all. Perhaps you have had a carcinoma removed – a common surgery – or perhaps you have developed a pressure sore that had to be excised. In both of these cases the trauma to the ear is such that it may take weeks to heal in even the most optimum of conditions.
Yet, each night we put our heads to the pillow, those conditions are compromised and the healing time is extended. This is because the friction of your ear against the pillow continually opens the wound and stops it from healing properly. Your ear may be bandaged and creams prescribed to you yet the simple fact that your ear rubbing against fabric for seven or eight hours a night precludes a timely resolution to the condition.
Furthermore; even if you haven’t had to have ear surgery, if you are a side sleeper and tend to sleep on the same side each night you are in danger of developing an ear pressure sore. This is especially common in older people as their skin is not quite as robust as that which the young possess. If an elderly person sleeps on the same ear night after night and doesn’t move around, the continual wear can begin to break the skin of the ear down. This will eventually lead to a condition known as CNH or ‘chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis’. By any name it is essentially a painful lesion on the cartilage of the ear that gradually becomes worse without medical intervention. Sometimes these lesions are removed entirely, leaving you with a surgical wound and other times creams such as hydrocortisone are prescribed. Neither solution is particularly effective for the reasons outlined above – the pressure of your pillow does not allow for proper healing.
Therefore, now this article has sufficiently spooked you; what is to be done? It’s a little cliché but the solution is remarkably simple. All that must happen is for the pressure and friction to be removed from the ear. This can be achieved by sleeping on a post surgery pillow with an ear hole. The pillow is designed so that your ear is comfortably ensconced within the pillow while the rest of the head remains supported. With correct use the ear should never touch anything but air and that simple fact allows the heal to heal itself quickly and naturally. It is as simple as that.
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