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Dry Skin Behind The Ears
My son has extremely dry skin, behind his ears stsnk, & his skin cracks due to this dryness, what may be the problem ?
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
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?
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.
Baby skin: My first thought is that the soap/shampoo you are using is too drying for your infant. Despite what the baby soap manufacturers lead you to think, many baby soaps are very drying to infant skin. Decrease how often you bathe the infant, use a soap with a built in moisturizer, and use a lotion/cream moisturizer on dry areas once or twice every single day. Baby skin is thin and vulnerable to dryness. ...Read more
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
My daughter has dry cracked skin behind her ears. It hurts her when I pull lightly or wash them in the tub. What can be done to help?
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
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
Dry skin or shampoo on ear in concave of helix. Rubbed area harshly 1 day ago. Have area of tiny broken capillaries on top of helix. Will they fade?
Yes,they will: fade with time.Get a more detailed answer ›
My ears were itching like crazy and I clean them out daily. I got my wife to look at then and on the outside of the hole around it were these tiny white bumps I guess and when she scraped them they would come off and it was like dry skin I guess is what i
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?
My ears were itching like crazy and I clean them out daily. I got my wife to look at then and on the outside of the hole around it were these tiny white bumps I guess and when she scraped them they would come off and it was like dry skin, no pus or draina
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..Whats 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
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?
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
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
Cradle cap: Seborrhea of the scalp (cradle cap) is very common in infants. Treatment is low-tech and pretty easy actually. Drizzle a small amount of baby oil (or olive oil) onto the baby's scalp then massage it in with the baby's soft hairbrush. Let that sit for about 20 minutes or so, then gently wash the baby's hair. Usually doing this a few times will clear the problem up completely. ...Read more
Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?
Mgt: Your baby may have eczema. This can usually be managed by using Eucerin cream a few times a day to the affected areas. I would suggest avoiding long baths and a moisturizer prior to bedtime. Watch for any signs of foods as a possible trigger. ...Read more
I've had a bump on my earlobe for a few weeks and now it's turning blueish in color and has dry skin around it. what could It be?
Cradle cap: It sound like your little one has cradle cap. You can use anti dandruff shampoo paying attention not to get it in his eyes. You can also apply baby oil to his scalp. It is harmless and usually bothers parents more than the babies. You can also leave it alone. ...Read more
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
My penis's skin has been dry at the edge of the head and the shaft. Part of d head is red and the skin is dry. Dry skin peals off then proces repeats.
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