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What do I do to treat peeling oozing area behind ear?

What do I do to treat peeling oozing area behind ear?

Dermatologist: This crease behind your ear is a classical site for seborrheic keratitis. This a skin condition which can be treated with careful cleansing of the skin followed by a small amount of topical cortisone. If these measures do not help, i would advise seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Rash and soars on eyes, underarms, under breasts, groin area, behind ear, scalp line.

Rash and soars on eyes, underarms, under breasts, groin area, behind ear, scalp line.

This combination: Of symptoms could be nothing to worry about or a very, very serious condition. Go see a a dermatologist, general doc, or an eyemd _urgently_. ...Read more

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Can I use ketaconazole to treat my dry flaky areas behind my ears?

Can I use ketaconazole to treat my dry flaky areas behind my ears?

Flaky ears: Ketoconazole is an antifungal medication - and while putting it on dry areas of skin could likely help it (b/c it's in a cream form), a more appropriate cream would be a moisturizer or barrier ointment. I like aquaphor or eucerin cream. If your doctor has diagnosed a fungal infection, then ketoconazole is appropriate. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have acute otitis media as well as eustachian tube dysfunction and have noticed a painful swollen area behind my ear...Is this normal? What can help

I have acute otitis media as well as eustachian tube dysfunction and have noticed a painful swollen area behind my ear...Is this normal? What can help

Possible lymph node: If it a small pea to marble sized lump, it is likely a lymph node that has become swollen in response to the infection. Motrin should help and it should resolve as the infection resolves. If the whole area is swollen, you should see your doctor as this may represent a very rare, but possibly dangerous complication of an ear infection - mastoiditis. ...Read more

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