Thank you so much for such a comprehensive and in depth list of treatment options. I have been suffering for years from seborrheic dermatitis in my left ear canal. I’m a swimmer and since my left ear does not produce wax it is frequently exposed to harsh chemicals. I can’t tell you how many ENT appointments I’ve had about this issue only to be left hanging and without a definitive answer as to what was causing the maddening itching and subsequent pain and what to do about it. I was prescribed aural antibiotics sometimes for an entire year which only worsened my condition. Finally, my primary doctor told me that what I had was dermatitis.
On another note, one thing I tried and that seems to work when the itching becomes unbearable is Benadryl or Claritin at bed time. Any thoughts on allergy pills?