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I have a spot that gets a small scab, then falls off, then scabs again after a few days for months now. It is on the upper rim pinna of my L ear. ?

I have a spot that gets a small scab, then falls off, then scabs again after a few days for months now. It is on the upper rim pinna of my L ear. ?

See a dermatologist: The ear can sustain sun damage. This can be anything from just a mild condition (actinic keratosis) to early skin cancer formation. See a dermatologist. Sometimes a specific prescription skin ointment can be used, or other options if needed. ...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 shampoo 1 percent over the counter to treat the seborrhoa ...Read more

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I feel my acne has gotten worse & gets deeper like patchy scabs /sores & it's dry around my mouth and ears & I was proscribed 100mg & it's been 1m

I feel my acne has gotten worse & gets deeper like patchy scabs /sores  & it's dry around my mouth and ears & I was proscribed 100mg & it's been 1m

Acne: All acne is hormonal (androgenic). Antibiotics will not prevent or improve acne or comedone formation, it only treats the secondary bacterial infection. You may need to speak to your dermatologist or PCP about hormonal eval and treatment including BCP and Spironolactone along with intensive hands-on medical extractions to minimize scarring and pigmentation. Find a specialist to help you. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing soreness, itching, and scabbing in my ears for the past 2mos with /sore throat and dizziness. Clear liquid under scabs. Advic?

I have been experiencing soreness, itching, and scabbing in my ears for the past 2mos with /sore throat and dizziness. Clear liquid under scabs. Advic?

Maybe allergies.: All of these things can occur with allergies... could be to dust, pets, seasonal, or other allergens. Try an antihistamine like loratadine and Nasacort Allergy nasal spray over the counter, and speak with a doctor about getting a prescription for ear drops with antibiotic and steroid to calm the itch there. Wash your hair, face, and pillow cases nightly to remove allergens before sleep. ...Read more

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I'm having a place in both of my ears that look like scabs and i don't know what it is?

?ear dermatitis: To get a definitive answer, see a dr. And they can officially diagnose you to let you know what is going on with your ears. Good luck. ...Read more

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I find random scabs on the back of my scalp that bleed when i scratch them. I have also had a swollen lymph node behind my right ear. Why do I have?

I find random scabs on the back of my scalp that bleed when i scratch them. I have also had a swollen lymph node behind my right ear. Why do I have?

Probable folliculiti: You probably have ingrown hair folllicles causes small pimples---the lymph gland is reactive to the skin and not very surprising. This could be helped with an oral antibiotic. See your pcp to make sure of this. Stop scratching. ...Read more

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What could be the pain in my ear my ear hurts inside the lower back

What could be the pain in my ear my ear hurts inside the lower back

Too many to list: Your question is too vague. I do not have any patients with an ear on their lower back. However if I use my crystal ball to look at your question i see that you have classic symptoms of TMJ or problems with your jaw joint. Perhaps a night guard would be in order for you. Please write out your question better and resubmit it for a better answer. Otherwise get a night guard. ...Read more

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I had pain in my ear on landing and take off of the plane flight. A week later and the pain is still there with small swelling inside.

I had pain in my ear on landing and take off of the plane flight. A week later and the pain is still there with small swelling inside.

Eustachian tube: You may have, because of the changes in pressure, ruptured your eardrum, bled into it, or most likely had closure or dysfunction of the tube leading from your middle ear to the back of your throat. You might try using a decongestant (pseudoephedrine or oxymetozaline) which your friendly pharmacist can provide. If does not work, see your doctor. ...Read more

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