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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 ?

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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What is it if my baby has dry chapped skin behind the ear?

What is it if my baby has dry chapped skin behind the ear?

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

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Whats the cause of dry flaky skin behind ear?

Whats 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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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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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?

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?

Dry skin ears: Try emollient cream (moisturizing) during day & petroleum jelly at night. If that helps but needs more, mix in small dab of Cortaid (hydrocortisone) but use very sparingly. If still not improved, see pediatrician. ...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?

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 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..Whats 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..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

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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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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

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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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3 months old'a head have so much dry skin in his scale! How can I get rid of it?

3 months old'a head have so much dry skin in his scale! How can I get rid of it?

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

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Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?

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

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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?

Probably an: infected sebaceous cyst, partially draining. Show it to your doctor so he can drain it or treat with antibiotics. It does not sound like a life threatening problem now. ...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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What can I do to relieve really dry skin on my head/scalp?

Seborrheic Eczema: If you also have dandruff, it is possible that have seborrheic eczema which is a more inflammatory form. Daily use of an anti-dandruff shampoo (head and shoulders) will help to reduce the dry skin. ...Read more

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My 3 month old appears to have flakey dry skin on her forhead and head how do we treat it?

My 3 month old appears to have flakey dry skin on her forhead and head how do we treat it?

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

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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?

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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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