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What do I do to treat peeling oozing area behind ear?

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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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ear (earplugs or showercap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses for minimal pain
3x day
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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?

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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What is this itching, peeling skin behind my ears?

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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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Visit doctor to get antibiotic drops to treat infection
once
No swimming for at least 5 days
once
Put alcohol/white vinegar drops in the ear after swimming when healthy
once
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Ear is swollen really red & raw skin is peeling off with red itchy patches going down my body?

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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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
Once
Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Swelling and skin peeling in and on my ears with a clear fluid draining from the skin. What is this?

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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