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Eczema Behind Ears
My daughter 23 months has eczema behind her ears, what is the best non prescription medication to use?
A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
What is the next cream to use for cracked, crusting eczema behind the ear of a second grader if hydrocortisone is not getting rid of it?
Crusting eczema: The rash may be secondarily infected. You should see your childs doctor to have the crusts cultured in case systenuc antibiotic therapy is needed. If the rash will not clear up with hydrogen peroxide cleaning, topical antibiotic such as polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment and topical Hydrocortisone it should be under a doctors care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Four Doctors say brown dark bumps itchy and burn is Atopic Eczema behind and inside ears and scalp Asian female tan skin, worry skin cancer. Thoughts?
My son is 18 months he has pretty bad eczema but im CONCERED with swollen lymphnods behind both his ears. His dr. Said there due to eczema 2nd opin?
Correct: Yes he is correct, they are there due to eczema ...Read more
I have a history of eczema and at this time im suffering from dry and flaky eyebrows. I also have flakes on scalp and behind the ear. Is this normal?
I've eczema n used to get d bumps behind my ears. Recently that stopped n seems to have moved to my neck. Is it possible that these flare ups actually 'move' about n change places?
Yes: Yes eczema can affect almost any area. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to make sure there is nothing else causing this problem. ...Read more
I have had a swollen lymph node behind ear and cough for 4 weeks. Not bigger. I did have eczema on scalp but now better, should I worry?
No, watch & wait:
Check the node every couple of weeks. If it doubles in size, other nodes become enlarged, the node becomes warm and painful, or if you lose weight, then see a doctor. It may take a few months for the node to shrink even after the eczema has cleared.
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I have eczema and lately my hair gel has been causing a rash behind my ear but it heals when my hair is dried. What's that about and what should I do?
4 mo. Baby has rash behind ear. Raw, red and oozing sticky clear liquid. Rash on face too. What should I use on it? Eczema? Has cradle cap too.
Like this?: Seborrheic dermatitis ("cradle cap") can spread to the face, eyelashes ; behind ears. It can be treated by using z-tar or other anti-dandruff shampoo. Lather up a fingertip's worth, shampoo ; rinse thoroughly. If the scalp is red for more than a few moments, discontinue use. If it looks infected or is very itchy, see her pediatrician for other treatments (miconazole or mild hc creams). ...Read more
Asian female tan skin has Brown and black spots in area inside both ears and behind, Itchy, 1yr 4 Doctors say Eczema, Steroids only work temp, ideas?
Need more history: Since the causes can be many, a detailed history and exam are needed to make a diagnosis, and a better recommendation on management, to prevent future recurrence. ...Read more
How can you tell between seborrheic dermatitis and eczema? Pictures online make me believe it's one or the other. Effected - r. eyelid/r. behind ear.
Disease are "similar": but have very DIFFERENT causes and LOCATIONS all of which allow the trained DERMATOLOGIST to distinguish the two. The "appearance" "ONLINE" is NOT helpful in making that diagnosis!!!!
Ask your PCP for a referral!!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Do I have psoriasis, eczema, or something else? Is there any at-home treatments? I have a very itchy, red, bumpy rash behind both of my ears. It has showed up a couple days ago, around sunday, and I cannot afford a doctor right now to have it looked at. I
Contact Dermatitis: If you have a localized red, dry, itchy rash limited to ears you could be suffering from contact dermatitis secondary to exposure to jewelry. Costume jewelry has a high content of nickel in it which is a very common allergen people can become sensitized to. Consider avoiding earings for the next few weeks and apply OTC hydrocortizone cream to area twice a day and see if lesions resolve. ...Read more
Hi there, I'm Kate! I'm 20 years old and I live in MN. I have had problems with my ears for a year to a year and a half now. I have constant eczema in?
Need for examination: It would be helpful to be able to examine you in person and you should see your doctor for a proper evaluation. Zinc deficiency can produce a rash on/about the ear. While waiting to see your doctor, you may wish to try an over the counter preparation of supplement with Zinc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rashes in these: Regions are not always eczema. Please check with your doctor as there are dozens of possible causes of such rashes, each with their own specific treatments. Stay healthy. ...Read more
OTC Steroid Cream: If you have a localized red, dry, itchy rash limited to ears you could be suffering from contact dermatitis secondary to exposure to jewelry. Costume jewelry has a high content of nickel in it which is a very common allergen people can become sensitized to. Consider avoiding earings if you wear them for the next few weeks and apply OTC hydrocortizone cream to area twice a day to see if resolve ...Read more
My wife has eczema in her ears and is not going away with prescribed medicine or Vaseline. What's the cure?
I have eczema in back of my ears I went many times to the dctr they givd me creams, natural creams and I used but they didn't help what can I do?
See below.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. If doing this plus the prescription steroid cream isn't enough, time to see a dermatologist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer