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Dry Flaky Skin In Ears
Seborrheic dermatiti: Dry flaky skin behind the ears is more likely due to seborrheic dermatitis, a condition that is cause by excessive colonization of a common yeast called pityrosporum ovale (or malassesia furfur). Treatment typically involves reduced colonization, such as the use of head and shoulder, Nizoral (ketoconazole) or selsun blue shampoos. Lather and leave in for 5min then wash off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin and wax gland: Cerumen or ear wax is a product of sloughed off dead skin and the compound produced by your cerumen glands in your outer ear canal. The consistency can range from moist to dry and flaky. It depends on the relative oil content of the cerumen gland product and amount of sloughed off skin. ...Read more
Had sores on scalp from hair dye. Now have dry flaky scalp and small circles of dry peeling skin on arms, legs, neck and feet?
Uncertain.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Dry scalp also dry skin in eyebrows also in beard in mu stash. Can get irritated and red sometime?
Dry skin: It may sound strange but I recommend you go to a hair salon. The team will either take good care of you - very likely, but you must also see your doctor about the beard, eyebrows etc. I have a beard that I control (at least that is what I think), but you should see an Eye doctor some time soon. Hope all goes well! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flaking Skin in Ear: Lots of things can cause the skin to get flaky. Eczema is probably the most common and it can occur anywhere you have skin. Seborrheic dermatitis is another common cause. Both of these conditions are hard to cure but can often be controlled with prescription medicine. Allergic reaction to jewelry, psoriasis or something called chondrodermatitis can also cause flaking in the ear. Good luck! ...Read more
See dermatologist: Can be many things. See a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Ongoing crusty flaking of skin top forehead/under hairline and outsides of both ears near sideburns. Sometimes red.
Seborrhea: Sounds like you have a condition called Seborrheic Dermatitis. This typically characterized by scaly, flaky and irritated skin on the scalp, brows, around ears and nose. Treatment often consists of dandruff shampoos, topical antifungals and/or corticosteroid lotions. Best to see your PCP or Derm for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Very oily itchy nose, chin and between eyebrows with skin colored/pink bumps that scab and crawling tickling sensation on face and twitching eyelid?
Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more
Itchy prickly skin all over that move, no rash, slightly lumpy gums & mucosal areas, dry prickly airways, dry itchy eyes, NO runny nose/eyes. Allergy?
Perhaps: Diagnosis cannot be made from your short list of symptoms alone. When was the last time you had a comprehensive Dental examination and a comprehensive Medical physical. If it's been a while, please schedule now. ...Read more
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