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What's the cause of dry flaky skin behind ear?

What's the cause of dry flaky skin behind ear?

Seborrhea: Sounds like seborrheic dermatitis an inflammatory skin condition...You can try otc hydrocortisone. See your dermatologist for stronger medications as well as a complete examination. ...Read more

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Flaky Skin (Definition)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Flaky skin can break off in thin, ...Read more


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Is dry flaky skin behind ear a sign of rosacea?

Is dry flaky skin behind ear a sign of rosacea?

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 more

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I get dry, flaky skin in my ears and on the back of my right calf muscle. How can I get rid of this?

I get dry, flaky skin in my ears and on the back of my right calf muscle. How can I get rid of this?

Depends on cause: Some of the more common causes of dry flaky skin in the ears include a condition called seborrhea dermatitis as well as a skin allergy or skin yeast infection. Your primary care doctor may be able to treat this. If not, you may be referred to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have dry flaky skin in the crease behind my ear. What is the cause and how do I treat it?

I have dry flaky skin in the crease behind my ear. What is the cause and how do I treat it?

Try hydrocortisone: This sounds like you have what is called "seborrheic dermatitis". What a big word for something so common! It is in the eczema family. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream, rub in for 30 seconds 2 times each day whenever the rash is present. There is no cure for this, it will almost always come back. Don't get discouraged, just keep the Hydrocortisone handy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry, itchy, flaky skin around earlobe?

What to do if I have dry, itchy, flaky skin around earlobe?

Dermatitis: The skin disorder you describe is consistent with seborrheic dermatitis. This skin condition can respond to over the counter steroid cream. If this does not help, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have small patches of dry flaky skin on my head, what is it?

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Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory rash along the scalp, secondary to a yeast. The rash can have a spectrum from mild dandruff, to severe red itchy plaques. Treatments can consist of over the counter shampoos that contain zinc pyrithione or selenium sulfide. There are prescription shampoos that can treat the yeast or the inflammation. ...Read more

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Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Penile dermatitis: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. Most genital rashes are not STDs, and this doesn't sound like one. Best to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Start with your personal physician, or perhaps a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you stop flaky skin inside ears?

How do you stop flaky skin inside ears?

Desonide lotion: If this flakiness is occurring in the face of good hygiene, you may have a minor skin disorder. Speak to your doctor, or a dermatologist. Desonide lotion, may very we'll help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have red itchy and flaky skin on th back of my left ear its been there for years what do you think it is?

I have red itchy and flaky skin on th back of my left ear its been there for years what do you think it is?

Eczema: Often when people complain if flakey, itchy reddish skin, eczema comes to mind. The first step is for people to try a steroid cream (otc Hydrocortisone cream) if that doesn't help, your primary md, derm or ENT can point you to the right direction. ...Read more

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Hi doc I have a flaky skin on the head of my penis when I shower I can see white patches what do u think it could be thanks?

Fungal?: Hard to say over internet, but could be a fungal infection or eczematous reaction. Should see your dr or dermatology for examination and proper treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?

Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?

Men ; Yeast: Yes, men can get yeast infections. Your doc can help w/antibiotics. There are natural supplements such as olive leaf extract that can also be used. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the best drugstore products for dry flaky skin?

What are the best drugstore products for dry flaky skin?

Cerave, amlactin: Cerave and amacton are two approaches which can even be combined to improve dry flaky skin. ...Read more

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How to treat dry, flaky skin on breasts?

Dry flaky breasts: Breast skin is constantly being irritated by tight supportive clothing, bras, etc. Skin reacts by production of more keratinized tissue. Eucerin ointment or similar creams applied nightly will over some time lubricate and make the "flakiness" disappear. ...Read more

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How can I treat dry flaky skin on my forehead?

Moisturize: Try using a moisturizing lotion such as cetaphil or cerave -- they are mild lotions that are well-tolerated. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my extremely dry and flaky skin on my face?

How to get rid of my extremely dry and flaky skin on my face?

Dry skin: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergenic & unscented. 5. Only need frequent soap/cleanser on areas that are dirty, oily or create body odor. 6. Use moisturizer as needed. 7. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. 8. Maintain a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Dry flaky skin on the shaft of my penis. Not bumby. Comes and goes?

Dry flaky skin on the shaft of my penis. Not bumby. Comes and goes?

Flaky skin: It is probably nothing to worry about you may want to try a good hand moisturizer on the skin to see if it reduces the flaking ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dry and flaky skin on my face without causing blemishes?

How can I get rid of dry and flaky skin on my face without causing blemishes?

Oil free moisturizer: Daily application of a fragrance free noncomedogenic oil free moisturizer will hydrate the epidermis and not contribute to acne. ...Read more

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Elbows and ankles have dry, flaky skin. Picked and now red. Had for years. What is it?!

Elbows and ankles have dry, flaky skin. Picked and now red. Had for years. What is it?!

Varies: It varies quite a bit, some people do just have dry, flakey skin without underlying cause. Psoriasis is just one of many potential examples of an underlying condition that can cause what you are describing. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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My skin has been extremely itchy since October. Usually starts out as little bumps then becomes really dry, flaky skin.?

Dry skin: It may well be that dry skin is the main problem. Applying a skin moisturizer while your skin is still wet after showering helps. If your home heating system is causing too much dryness, use a humidifier. If symptoms persist consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. You may need to be checked for an underactive thyroid. ...Read more

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How to treat very dry flaky skin?

How to treat very dry flaky skin?

Flaky skin gone: Hyrate your body with fluids and hydrate your skin with proper moisturization. The best time to use a moisturizer is after a shower or bath. Avoid mosturizers with fragrances. If the skin is excessively dry use a moisturizer with AHA's such as Lachyrin 5 or Amlaction ...Read more

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I have dry white flaky skin in my brow?

FLAKY SKIN OF BROW: If this problem has been there for a long time, it may be a condition called psoriasis. Please see your dermatologist who will prescribe appropriate medications. Meanwhile try using a tar shampoo: t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar or other shampoos with tar. And shampoo often, daily if possible. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of dry/flaky skin?

Hydrate /moisturize: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergenic & unscented. 5. Only need frequent soap/cleanser on areas that are dirty, oily or create body odor. 6. Use moisturizer as needed. 7. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. 8. Maintain a healthy diet. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry and flaky skin?

1st determine cause: First determine what is the cause of the flaky skin. Simple evaporative losses may best be managed with hygiene, exfoliation and moisturizers. Addition of retinoids may be indicated, either otc or prescription. However other disease conditions such as psoriasis or eczema may be the cause and require medical treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my dry flaky skin?

DRY FLAKY SKIN: HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD THIS CONDITION?
LOCATED WHERE?
SCALP?
FACE?
ARMS OR LEGS?
BODY?
FEET?
DOES IT ITCH?
DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICINES?
SUGGESTION: SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. SHE OR HE CAN DIAGNOSE AND RECOMMEND A FEW ITEMS FOR YOU.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more