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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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I have a burning, itchy red rash behind ears. Should i be concerned?

I have a burning, itchy red rash behind ears. Should i be concerned?

Seborrhea: Usually seborrheic dermatitis, which is also the cause of dandruff. You can use Hydrocortisone 1% cream on it three times a day. Be seen if not better. ...Read more

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Just yesterday the outer edge if my ear started burning, and itchy and it is red and a little warm. The inside of my ear feels fine. What could it be?

Just yesterday the outer edge if my ear started burning, and itchy and it is red and a little warm. The inside of my ear feels fine. What could it be?

Perichondritis: You may have an infection of the skin or covering of the cartilage of the ear which is the structure that gives the ear its shape. It may be cellulitus beginning you should have it checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. I've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. I've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

Seb derm areas: Seborrheic dermatitis can affect the scalp, face, chest, back, underarms, groin and lower abdomen, and the fold between the buttocks. Psoriasis can do the same thing. In mild cases of both treatments are similar. Care must be taken not to use steroid creams in body folds for prolonged periods of time as they can thin the skin and cause other damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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My wife has burning itchy sensation all over her body in her ear and down by her crouch area for the past week. What's the cause and some solutions?

My wife has burning itchy sensation all over  her body in her ear and down by her crouch area for the past week. What's the cause and some solutions?

Doctor can evaluate: Itching all over can be due to an allergic or irritant reaction to some medicine, food, virus, soap, etc... A primary care doctor can evaluate. Sometimes, the doctor will order some blood tests to check the liver, kidneys, and other organs, if there is unexplained itching. Uncommon, but possible, is overall itching due to getting parasites, such as after foreign travel. ...Read more

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Dr. James Burns
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I have slight redness in ear canal, itchy in ear canal, slight dulled earing, slight pain in canal, blocks up with fluid when i wake up in the morning?

I have slight redness in ear canal, itchy in ear canal, slight dulled earing, slight pain in canal, blocks up with fluid when i wake up in the morning?

You have: Just described eustachian tube dysfunction fairly well. If otc antihistamines and decongestants, and smoking cessation don't improve your symptoms within a few days consult your doctor. Don't put anything in your ear canal unless instructed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Got itchy burning itchy/sensation in skin especially ears, dr said could b allergic reaction 2 penicillin which i took in april, im still experiencin ?

Got itchy burning itchy/sensation in skin especially ears, dr said could b allergic reaction 2 penicillin which i took in april, im still experiencin ?

Not penicillin: Allergic reactions to a drug do not last for this long. Try using moisturizer on your skin immediately after bathing on a regular basis and put a couple of drops of vegetable oil into the ear canals to see if these measures help. If not, you should see another doctor preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
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Ear gets itchy and redness. Researched and found that DermOtic ear drops is the best bet. Would you recommend it and can write a presction as it looks like prescription only?

Ear gets itchy and redness. Researched and found that DermOtic ear drops is the best bet. Would you recommend it and can write a presction as it looks like prescription only?

HealthTap Prime: That med may be helpful. The feature you would need online is the HealthTap Prime where you can get a virtual video consult, and possibly that Rx would be ordered for you. that is a service that requires a fee from you to HealthTap. Or you could see your Dr. in their office for an exam and the Rx. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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What can I apply to my itchy, burning hairline, forehead, and behind my ears? My sweat irritates me.

What can I apply to my itchy, burning hairline, forehead, and behind my ears? My sweat irritates me.

See Derm: First you need to find out what may be causing it (contact dermatitis) although I suspect that one or more of your hair products may have something to do with it. If changing products does not help, see Dermatologist. In the meanwhile, apply topical hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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