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dry skin on outer ear

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible eczema: Could be eczema, if normal moisturizer cream and lotion not helping, could try a bit of hydrocortisone cream, but if no change or recurs even after us ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dry air: Your body has a natural mechanism to keep the skin and lining of your ears and nose adequtely moist. With dry environmental air or high circulation of ... Read More
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
You may: You may have seborrheic dermatitis. See your dermatologist to find out.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
58 years experience Dermatology
Seborrheic dermatiti: You are describing seborrheic dermatitis that occurs behind the ears, between the eyebrows, and around the nose. This is not dry skin. Moisturizers ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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See a dermatologist: Never manipulate skin that is irritated. Have an expert check for bacterial and/or fungal infection and stop scraping the area.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could be eczema: atopic eczema can present as dry skin, that's one of the common presentations, try skin care tactics like cream soap and moisturizers right after bath ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
19 years experience Wound care
Could be eczema.: It could be eczema or atopic dermatitis. See your family doctor. Use only mild soap and do not wash the patches excessively. Do not apply alcohol or ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahesh Allam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Seborrheic keratosis: Mild inflammation of skin. Apply cortisone cream with a Q tip three times a day to the affected area & follow up with your doctor.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
38 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe due to water: Getting wate or shampoo in the ear can cause irritation. The clogging could be due to water or moist wax. Yo may need to have the ear examined to ma ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Rash behind ears: Most commonly weepy scaling dry rash behind ears is either eczema, seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. All three of these may respond to topical medi ... Read More
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