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Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
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Why does my ear itch so bad and have scabs around the outter edge?

Why does my ear itch so bad and have scabs around the outter edge?

Need exam: Can't really tell without an exam. See your primary care for one, and ask if a dermatology consultation is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Why does my ear feel like it has scabs in it. And it burns?

Why does my ear feel like it has scabs in it. And it burns?

You may: have infection/inflammation of the external ear canal. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. Laura Anissian
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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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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Dr. Tom Harrington
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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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