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Dr. Bernstein Joel
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What do I do to treat peeling oozing area behind ear?

Dr. Bernstein Joel
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
55 years in practice
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What do I do to treat peeling oozing area behind ear?

Dermatologist: This crease behind your ear is a classical site for seborrheic keratitis. This a skin condition which can be treated with careful cleansing of the skin followed by a small amount of topical cortisone. If these measures do not help, i would advise seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
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I have weeping, and peeling skin behind both of my ears. At times, it is very irritating and has a little odour when it weeps. How can I treat it?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
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I have weeping, and peeling skin behind both of my ears. At times, it is very irritating and has a little odour when it weeps. How can I treat it?

Seborrheic Derm: Your condition is called seborrheic dermatitis or damdruff and is usually treated with dandruff shampoos. Dandruff shampoos are classified according to the medication they contain: ketoconazole, tar based, salicylic acid, selinium sulfide, and zinc pyrithione. There are also topical prescription medications like promiseb. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
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What is this itching, peeling skin behind my ears?

Dr. Sheila Calderon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
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What is this itching, peeling skin behind my ears?

Possible sunburn: Sun burn, yeast infections, allergies and more can cause those symptoms. See your doctor for treatment and diagnosis and always use sun block on the ear lobes and behind the ears. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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What Is this permanent rash across my forehead and behind my ears and around my nose? It itches when I sweat. My skin peel on fingers and feet.

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What Is this permanent rash across my forehead and behind my ears and around my nose? It itches when I sweat. My skin peel on fingers and feet.

Dermatologist: Have you consulted a dermatologist? This chronic eruption may be seborrheic dermatitis. In any event,since the rash is persistent, a dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Dr. John Ebner
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What does it mean when behind your ear is swollen ear is peeling?

Dr. John Ebner
Board Certified, Dermatology
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What does it mean when behind your ear is swollen ear is peeling?

? Seborrhea: One of the most common causes of peeling skin behind the ear which can also included swelling and discomfort is "Seborrhei Dermatitis aka Seborrhea" Sometimes the flaking, peeling skin is found inside the ear, on the scalp, in the eyebrows and on the sides of the nose. This is a yeast infection of the skin. It is easily treated. However, other causes do exist. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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Dr. Srinivas (bobby) Mukkamala
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
21 years in practice
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Ear is swollen really red & raw skin is peeling off with red itchy patches going down my body?

Dr. Srinivas (bobby) Mukkamala
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Ear is swollen really red & raw skin is peeling off with red itchy patches going down my body?

Allergic reaction: If it's not painful it's likely to be an allergic reaction. Especially if it's spreading. Benadryl is a good start but if it keeps going seek medical attention soon. ...Read more

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Dr. David Brouwer
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Swelling and skin peeling in and on my ears with a clear fluid draining from the skin. What is this?

Dr. David Brouwer
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Swelling and skin peeling in and on my ears with a clear fluid draining from the skin. What is this?

Otitis externa: You may have an infection of the ear canal, called otitis externa, or commonly known as swimmer's ear. It could also be eczema of the ear canal. Either way, prescription ear drops should help improve the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Board Certified, Dermatology
20 years in practice
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Need expert opinions about skin peeling over my eye and on my ear. What can I do?

Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Need expert opinions about skin peeling over my eye and on my ear. What can I do?

See a dermatologist: From the limited information you provided i think this would be best answered by a direct visit with a dermatologist. There could be a number of things causing the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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