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My 1month-old has tiny red acne all over his face, scalp & his ear lobes and few in his body. Dry skin is flaking off his ear lobes and scalp. Help!?

My 1month-old has tiny red acne all over his face, scalp & his ear lobes and few in his body. Dry skin is flaking off his ear lobes and scalp. Help!?

Normal: That is what is known as milia. It is his skins reaction to the fact that for 9 months of being under water. It will have a tendency to come and go for several months. As to the dry skin, it sounds like cradle cap. Any oil, from baby oil to olive oil, will help to moisturize his skin. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.

Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.

Lymph node?: A lymph node resides in this area synonymous with mononucleosis (mono / kissing disease) If you are having other symptoms you need to be evaluated, and possibly for lymphoma given your age and other neck pains. ...Read more

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Hard immobile painful lymph node in back of head above hair line and another right behind ear lobe. Both are painful. Possible causes?

Hard immobile painful lymph node in back of head above hair line and another right behind ear lobe. Both are painful. Possible causes?

Inflammation: Inflammation and or infection can cause painful lymph nodes. Should consult physician for possible antibiotic therapy. If further characterization of nodes necessary ultrasound is useful tool. ...Read more

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I have dry skin on the outer part of my inner ear if that makes sense where the ear folds it's all dry skin behind, what is this and what can I do?

I have dry skin on the outer part of my inner ear if that makes sense where the ear folds it's all dry skin behind, what is this and what can I do?

Possible eczema: Could be eczema, if normal moisturizer cream and lotion not helping, could try a bit of hydrocortisone cream, but if no change or recurs even after use for a few days, see an MD, skin cancer is always possible, especially on the sun exposed ear, and if only unilateral dryness. ...Read more

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My son has extremely dry skin, behind his ears stsnk, & his skin cracks due to this dryness, what may be the problem?

Could be eczema: Atopic eczema can present as dry skin, that's one of the common presentations, try skin care tactics like cream soap and moisturizers right after bathing while skin is bit wet, if that doesn't work, please see his doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I have very dry skin behind my ears. Sometimes it even "weeps". What causes this and how do I get rid of it?

I have very dry skin behind my ears. Sometimes it even "weeps". What causes this and how do I get rid of it?

Rash behind ears: Most commonly weepy scaling dry rash behind ears is either eczema, seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. All three of these may respond to topical medications such as cortisone creams, however weeping may also mean that the rash is infected. An evaluation by your dermatologist and possibly a test for the presence of a bacterial infection would be best. ...Read more

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Having dry skin problems behind my ears, beside my nose, on my eyebrows. It is very consistent. What is it caused from and what is the possible cure?

Having dry skin problems behind my ears, beside my nose, on my eyebrows. It is very consistent. What is it caused from and what is the possible cure?

Seb derm: Seborrheic dermatitis (seb derm) is a chronic intermittent rash typically affecting the face, ears, scalp, & trunk.
This condition is believed to result from overactive sebaceous glands (seborrhea) & inflammation. The mainstay of treatment includes topical anti-fungal agents alone or in combination with topical steroids. Recommend that you see a dermatologist to get it under control.

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My son has dry skin on his penis and other parts of his body. I got the one on his eye and behind his ears to go away. But his penis will not. Help?

My son has dry skin on his penis and other parts of his body. I got the one on his eye and behind his ears to go away. But his penis will not. Help?

Eczema: Your description sounds like eczema but it could be many other issues and need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had dry skin on cheek where my ear begins and scratched it n some clear liquid came out n got some hard crusty stuff covering it now what could be?

Seborrheic dermatiti: You are describing seborrheic dermatitis that occurs behind the ears, between the eyebrows, and around the nose. This is not dry skin. Moisturizers will just aggravate it. Wash with soap. If the condition doesn't clear, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have 3 patches of skin that periodically shed large flakes: left side of nose, left ear and left hairline about the size of a dime. Is it dry skin?

I have 3 patches of skin that periodically shed large flakes: left side of nose, left ear and left hairline about the size of a dime. Is it dry skin?

Could be eczema.: It could be eczema or atopic dermatitis. See your family doctor. Use only mild soap and do not wash the patches excessively. Do not apply alcohol or peroxide as it could further dry the skin and cause more flaking. ...Read more

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Why does my left ear feel clogged and when I take a shower it feels moist, itchy and gets dry skin inside the next day. What's wrong with my ear?

Why does my left ear feel clogged and when I take a shower it feels moist, itchy and gets dry skin inside the next day. What's wrong with my ear?

Maybe due to water: Getting wate or shampoo in the ear can cause irritation. The clogging could be due to water or moist wax. Yo may need to have the ear examined to make sure there is not a wax buildup. ...Read more

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Pain in ear, made worse if finger goes in, tender on outside where have to press to hear again (gets blocked)nurse said can only see dry skin? Wat is it?

Pain in ear, made worse if finger goes in, tender on outside where have to press to hear again (gets blocked)nurse said can only see dry skin? Wat is it?

This sounds like: Otitis Externa (Infection of the ear canal) and if so ORAL antibiotics are necessary along with antibiotic ear drops! Contact your PCP (Primary Care provider) as soon as practicable
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I am having itching in my left ear & sometimes dry skin comes out with ear bud when I clean my ears. Plz tell reason and how to get rid of ear itching?

I am having itching in my left ear & sometimes dry skin comes out with ear bud when I clean my ears. Plz tell reason and how to get rid of ear itching?

Eczema: This is a common condition frequently associated with having insufficient wax coating in the ear canal. Getting water in ears, or excessive use of q-tips often aggravates the condition. Best advice is to avoid getting water in ears, avoid the use of q-tips, and to instill oil (sweet oil) into the canals periodically. Severe itching and scaling may require topical steroid oil drops be prescribed. ...Read more

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My head is itchy and with flaks of dry skin.

My head is itchy and with flaks of dry skin.

Seborrhic Dermatitis: It seems you may have Seborrhic Dermatitis.Yoy can try Selsun Blue Shampoo and if no improvement consult your doctor or a dermatologist ...Read more

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I have flaky dry skin spots on the head of my penis and they won't go away... no itch. But some mild pain?

I have flaky dry skin spots on the head of my penis and they won't go away... no itch. But some mild pain?

Many factors...: ...including: friction caused by rubbing against clothing, foreplay, intercourse or masturbation. Laundry detergents/lotions/different soaps. Eczema which can be treated with a steroid cream, OTC or prescribed. Could be a fungus, which may require prescribed topical cream. Use fragrance free mild soap, wear cotton underwear, use extra rinse in wash, use lubricant for sex, etc. See doc if persists. ...Read more

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Red tash down below clinic said mollusc im but does not look like any pictures and no white head in middles also severely dry skin is is something els?

Red tash down below clinic said mollusc im but does not look like any pictures and no white head in middles also severely dry skin is is something els?

This is what: Molluscum looks like in a non-genital area, but it can look different in the vaginal area. If you're not convinced that's what it is, I would recommend that you go to a dermatologist or your regular doctor for another opiinion. ...Read more

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2 month baby, dry skin on the head. Help?

2 month baby, dry skin on the head. Help?

Normal variation: Cradle cap occurs when normal aging skin cells fail to shead from the scalp in infants. Moms typicly use mild shampoos to avoid eye irritation but these shampoos do not have the chemicals needed to break up skin oils. Some infants have thicker skin oil which acts like glue & prevents skin cells from separating. Dandruf shampoos+soft cuticle brushes used regularly will solve this problem. ...Read more

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The head of my penis is dry. And also the "shaft". On the head, the dry skin come and go once in awhile. Can I know what's the reason for this?

The head of my penis is dry. And also the "shaft". On the head, the dry skin come and go once in awhile. Can I know what's the reason for this?

Penis: This is most likely a dermatitiis. Can be from soaps, detergents or liqiuds appllied to the penis for various reasons. If it persists get examined as there are other much less likey causes that may require medical teasting and treatment. ...Read more

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Pimples can be due to dandruff ir dry skin in head?

Pimples can be due to dandruff ir dry skin in head?

Acne = pimples: Acne is due more to infection from specific skin bacteria feasting off excess oil than from dry skin or dandruff. Go see your doctor for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more

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I'm having dry skin, rashes, I now have head lice could they be related?

I'm having dry skin, rashes, I now have head lice could they be related?

No: Head lice are actually more dependent on the shape and nature of the hair shaft, not of the condition of your scalp. They like to attach to fine, thin hairs. You also need to be exposed to get head lice - they don't just happen because of any skin conditions. However, once your scalp is infested, irritation from them biting the scalp can certainly lead to intense itching and scalp irritation. ...Read more

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Tiny skin colored bumps and dry skin on the head of penis its been there for 5 months but no pain at all?

Tiny skin colored bumps and dry skin on the head of penis its been there for 5 months but no pain at all?

Lesion: Dry skin on your penis could be just that, but unlikely to be there for 5 months. Certain genital lesions could cause this, skin cancer or other skin problems. After 5 months probably time to get this checked. ...Read more