The Original Pillow with a Hole™ - an effective CNH pillow.

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What is CNH (chondrodermatitis) on the ear? 

CNH, also known as Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis, or ‘Winklers Disease’, is a pressure sore which forms on the ear. It can affect anyone of any age, but if you are over 55 and habitually sleep on your side without tossing and turning, you are more likely to be affected by it.

Why did I develop CNH?

Chondrodermatitis is caused by friction, pressure and time. As we age, our skin becomes less resilient and less able to repair itself quickly.

A lifetime of sleeping on your side with you pillow rubbing against your ear ultimately causes the skin to break down while the body’s ability to repair itself is outstripped. This is how a pressure sore is formed. 

A CNH pressure sore will initially look like a small red patch of skin. It will be warm, sore to the touch and may appear flaky. Over time, as pressure and friction continues to work against the ear, the skin continues to deteriorate and the severity of the sore increased from Grades one through four. 

CNH is essentially the same as a bed sore and as with a bed sore, the pressure must be removed in order for it to heal.

What are the current treatments for CNH?

The typically prescribed treatments remain steroid creams and surgery. This can work for a time, although you’re left with a sore ear and you still need to use your pillow, so it defeats the object. And it doesn’t address the root cause of the problem. Because of this recurrence rates remain high.

You may well have experienced this yourself. If you were referred here from your doctor, that’s great. We’re not doctors and this isn’t a replacement for medical advice. We started by making these for ourselves and found that a lot of other people out there could use them. 

A CNH Pillow with a Hole?

So to reiterate, you need to remove the source of friction and pressure caused by your pillow. And the best way of doing that is by using one of our specially designed ear pillows. These are the result of 7 years of continues feedback and we continue to refine the formula with our patent pending designs. 

People can suffer for years with little relief from conventional approaches. However, when using The Original P.W.A.H® you will feel immediate relief and after just a couple of weeks of use, your CNH should have resolved itself completely.

These pillows were born from necessity and we are proud to say that they have become a fantastic solution used by people all over the world. 

We think you will find these pillows useful and will likely find your sleeping much improved. So stand by them and offer a returns policy. 

We also made some resources over at such as Nutrition and CNH or The Pathology of a Pressure Sore.

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