How do i get rid of itchy skin? i get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. thank you
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Family Medicine 19 years experience
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Anti-Aging Medicine 43 years experience
Seborrheic Dermatiti: If this is a recurring problem, it may be seborrheic dermatitis. This is a troublesome condition of unknown cause, although it can be worsened by stress. Try small amounts of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream. Your skinseb should clear it up in a few days. Unfortunately, the condition will probably recur--but you can control it with judicious applications of the cortisone cream.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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