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hi.. i have dry ear problem n need to use ear bud every two days to remove wax else it itches very badly. sometimes i get black wax n black skin flakes . if i penetrative deep..i feel relieved but after a day or so get pus n blood. .seems like a boil i

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See DR: Seborrheic dermatitis is very common. Frequently ear drops containing aminoglycosides are used. These are common sensitizers. The allergic contact dermatitis due to neomycin or colymycin or bacitracin results in itch + weeping + sweling. Itch may be so severe as to cause brisk rubbing. The rubbing can be hard enough to cause pain, swelling, bleeding, weeping. Remedy is to use only cortisone drops.

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