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I just been discharged from Waikato OPR ward last Friday. I came out with rashes behind the ears and inside. Plus on my groin now. They have been so n?

I just been discharged from Waikato OPR ward last Friday. I came out with rashes behind the ears and inside. Plus on my groin now. They have been so n?

Dermatitis??: Might be possible especially if bed bound. Could also be some sort of yeast infection or other skin condition. Or even a drug reaction. A doctor examination at your GPs or a video consultation on this service where the skin could be viewed would be useful to sort this out ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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When I use my cordless phone for a couple of hours, I break out in a pimple rash behind the ear. I put it on my hair and not the skin. Heat rash?

When I use my cordless phone for a couple of hours, I break out in a pimple rash behind the ear. I put it on my hair and not the skin. Heat rash?

Rash: I have seen and read about cases of reactions to using cell phones. If you see a direct relation between the use and the rash, then yes, there is likely a connection and you might want to try a different phone or earpiece. ...Read more

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Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Need eval: with skin lesions it is always best to see and feel them and occasionally biopsy then. With what you are describing, recommend you see a doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What would give you a rash behind both ears?

What would give you a rash behind both ears?

Contact allergy: It may be from contact with costume jewelry. In atopic dermatitis, people often note rash behind the years as well. Contact allergy is usually itchy and takes days or weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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I have a rash behind my ears side face?

I have a rash behind my ears side face?

Rash: A rash behind ears can be caused by seborrhoic dermatitis which in turn is caused by a fungus. Try using 1 percent Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo or consult a dermatologist or your pcp. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash behind both ears that oozes clear stuff and is slowly spreading. What is it?

I have an itchy rash behind both ears that oozes clear stuff and is slowly spreading. What is it?

Hard to tell: This may be from a contact allergy to hair preparations used. Suggest you try a hydrocortisone cream (as long as the fluid from the oozing is clear). In the meanwhile, switch to Free and Clear shampoo. If problem persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash behind my ear. Its been there awhile. Its red, painful and it has like scaley scabs and it leaks clear sticky fluid. It also burns.

I have a rash behind my ear. Its been there awhile. Its red, painful and it has like scaley scabs and it leaks clear sticky fluid. It also burns.

Rash: The rash behind your ears was probably originally seborrhoic dermatitis, but because of your scratching the itchy skin it became secondarily infected. Use an antibiotic ointment to combat the infection and then try using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo 1 percent over the counter to treat the seborrhoa ...Read more

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I was in a hot tub and within two days I have acquire a bad rash behind my ears and all over my shoulders and chest and arms. What could it be?

I was in a hot tub and within two days I have acquire a bad rash behind my ears and all over my shoulders and chest and arms. What could it be?

Hot Tub Folliculitis: Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the skin around the lower part of the hair shaft (hair follicles). It occurs when you come into contact with certain bacteria that live in warm, wet areas. Hot tub folliculitis is caused by the bacteria pseudomonas aeruginosa. This form of bacteria survives in hot tubs, especially tubs made of wood. Controlling the acid and chlorine level prevents this. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Irritation: People with eczema has dry skin, dry skin with minimal natural protective barriers. The hair gel you are using is causing skin irritation and redness. Either change the gel or avoid using it. ...Read more

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How do I treat a sweat rash behind my ears? I ski everyday, rash caused by wearing face mask daily. It is bumpy and a little itchy and a bit hot.

How do I treat a sweat rash behind my ears? I ski everyday, rash caused by wearing face mask daily. It is bumpy and a little itchy and a bit hot.

Rash: Clean and moisturize with hypoallergenic lotions and soaps. Wash or clean the part of face mask touching your face. You can try otc topical Hydrocortisone cream or anti-itch creams (not for open sores). If it persists u should have a doctor see it to consider treating for something other than just "irritation dermatitis.". ...Read more

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I have developed a rash behind my ears resembling pimples/bug bites that is sore&feels inflamed and is pink in color.Any ideas on what it could be?

I have developed a rash behind my ears resembling pimples/bug bites that is sore&feels inflamed and is pink in color.Any ideas on what it could be?

Rash behind ear: Could be fungal versus eczema versus impetigo( staph) Would follow up with doc as may need prescription medication like mupirocin, lotrisone or even oral medicaion if you have a mastoiditis( infection of the bone behind the ear) ...Read more

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Slight red rash behind babies ears?

Slight red rash behind babies ears?

Dry skin: Usually dry skin.To treat dry thoroughly and moisturize 3-4 times per day. If this does not work, talk to your pediatrician regarding medication. ...Read more

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Lump on face next to ear, hurts slightly when touch and gives headache, rash behind same ear, looks slightly swollen. What is this?

Lump on face next to ear, hurts slightly when touch and gives headache, rash behind same ear, looks slightly swollen. What is this?

Depends: All these symptoms could be suggestive of an infection or abscess that needs immediate medical attention. Your best bet is to get your doctor to see you right away. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter has come on with a rash behind her ears and face on her chest there quite red but shes not ichying them and hasn't got a temperture.

Red rash: Sight unseen your daughter may have Fifth's disease which is caused by a parvovirus 19 . The rash can last for at least a week. It is important to stay away from pregnant women as the virus can be passed and cause anemia in pregnant women ...Read more

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Causes for 2yr old son small red raised rashes just behind rt ear? No other symptoms showing. No temp. Feeling ok otherwise.

Causes for 2yr old son small red raised rashes just behind rt ear? No other symptoms showing. No temp. Feeling ok otherwise.

see pediatrician: It is difficult to answer without being able to visualize the rash. The possibilities are endless. Have the child's pediatrician take a look. ...Read more

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Allergic to my glasses? Itchy rash behind ears

Allergic to my glasses? Itchy rash behind ears

Possibly: Your glasses may be tooo tight and an adjustment by an optician may get rid of the problem. If you are truly allergic to the plastic, coating it with lear nailpolish is a temporary solution. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more