19th May 2012 08:14 PM
Pillow for ear rosacea
I wondered if anyone had tried using the so called donut pillows with an ear hole in them to prevent their ear having to have contact with the pillow when they are sleeping? These pillows were actually designed for another skin condition affecting the ear (Chondrodermatis Nodularis Helicis), which is often considerably relieved when the sufferer uses a donut pillow. Anyone with bad ear rosacea will know that particular parts of the ear that protrude often tend to be most prone to getting and staying red - the ear is not a flat surface, so significant pressure is put on certain protruding parts of the ear when sleeping, potentially causing trauma to the already damaged blood vessels and preventing healing.
Here is an example of the pillow: http://www.cnhpillow.com/how_it_works.php
My main concern is that it may be too hot for the ear inside the hole, since the condition it is designed for is not associated with excessive heat and blood flow unlike rosacea. But I think I will give it a go!
There are also pillows now designed for acne which are supposed to help remove bacteria.
25th May 2012 12:59 PM