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Just a question I have been meaning to ask for ages: does anybody else think that the Ssc has effected their ears? The extrenal part of my ears are very dry and flaky, and when I saw the practice nurse for ear syringing she remarked how narrow my ear canals were and had a problem with the procedure-I'm they never used to be.


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Hi Lizzie,


I'm sorry to hear of your ear problems.


Yes, scleroderma can affect the ears; in fact I'm hard put to think of any part of the body it cannot affect, although ear involvement does appear to be rather uncommon with scleroderma.


I have tympanosclerosis, which is autoimmune ear disease that can be caused by scleroderma as well as other things (I am a veritable autoimmune mutt). We have a page on autoimmune ear disease, at:


Warm Hugs,


Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099


The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.

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Guest Sadie


Sorry to hear about your ear problem. The only thing that I've had problems with my ears is, sores on the outside of them. Whenever theres a sore on them, it gets pretty sore.



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