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Why Is Rim Of My Ear Constantly Peeling
Dermatitis: Dryness of the skin or seborrheic dermatitis is the most likely condition causing your problem. There are many treatments for this but I would advise seeing a dermatologist for this. Other problems associated with this are excessive dandruff and dryness of the scalp. Lubrication of the rim of your ear with mineral oil and a good shampoo will probably be adequate. ...Read more
I've been getting over pinky eye/bronchitis and a nose infection and recently noticed the outside rim of my ear is extremely red, peeling and very sensitive and sore. Could it be from my cold?
There's a place above my earlobe and on the back of my ear that's flaky and peeling. The one above my earlobe also drains a little sometimes?
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
Dad&aunt had psoriasis and I have peeling reddish skin behind my ear by scalp line and stings when touched with water do I have psoriasis?
Possibly: See a drrmatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
? 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
What could this be? Skin on ear is peeling. I have some crust that formed on my right ear, & it was coming from the crevice, & all outside. No pain.
My scalp is peeling off in chucks all over all day even in the same places, bleeding spreading to in my ears now?
See your doctors: See your regular doctor and a dermatologist. Need in-person physical exam, blood work, and skin/scalp biopsy. ...Read more
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
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
I have hair dye issue, where it must have irratated\burned my scalp it's almost peeling. Its now dry, but greasy; and hurts/burns; ears/neck itch bad?
Scalp dermatitis?: Had to tell whether this is chemical irritation/burn, or allergy to the hair dye. Both are common. Best to see a doctor. You could try an over-the-counter steroid cream (hydrocortisone), but a doctor might prescribe more effective treatment, and can confirm the diagnosis. Sometimes a reaction like this uncovers an underlying skin problem, made worse by the hair dye but needing different treatment. ...Read more
Sleep with ear plugs every night, change them 1x monthly. Inner ear itchy hurt and peeling by end of month. What should I be doing? Go to my dermatologist?
Here is my question I have had a boil in my outer ear canal for three weeks never had any pain it is starting to scab and peel up from the bottom, I plan to go to the er tomorrow for them to look it at it, should I still go to the er oR no?
Not best: Suggest a dermatologist or ENT.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is itchy anus and ear skin peeling off after a viral infection something to worry about? Which viral infction is likely to cause these kind of symptms?
Well: I doubt this is related to viral syndrome. Those two things could be separate disorders it's best to get rechecked and have these areas examined. ...Read more
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.
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
I am experiencing ear itch, ear ache, burning hot sensation, ear swelling, ear peeling, swollen behind ear and side of jaw. Back of head headache.?
Needs to be checked: With all these symptoms in ear and jaw and pain in back of head. It is possible it is due to an infectious process somewhere in ear or jaw. I suggest you make an apt with your doctor and get it checked ...Read more
My 1 year old had a fever, diagnosed with ear infection then ended up with hand, foot, and mouth. Now fingertips are peeling?
Hand, Foot and Mouth: Peeling is extremely common after HFMD. It's part of the natural course of the illness. Let the skin peel at it's own pace. You can use sensitive skin lubricants/emollients (without any scent) to help soothe if desired. Don't stress, this is just the natural progression of the rash. ...Read more
My five yr old daughter has peeling fingers and toes, she has had in the past month, chalazion on RT eye, ear infections, sore throat (neg strep test)?
Hygiene: We all slough a cell layer of surface skin cells every day. On the scalp it is dandruff, on the head of penis it is smegma. Uncircumcised boys, not used to retracting their foreskins and wiping away smegma/dead skin cells may think that the penis is pealing. It is normal skin desquamation (shedding). ...Read more
My smooch red dots on my penisand also very dry around the head when I pull my foreskin you can see the skin peeling off?
You may have infection from what you describe?
You are uncircumcised. Please sit a tub of warm soapy water for 5 minutes 2 times a day, After drying apply some antibiotic ointment to area.
Do this for couple of days. If no response, check with a doctor, or visit local health clinic in your town.
Good luck ...Read more
I get these scabs on my head every now & then. If I peel them off they come back & take a while to go away. Last one heeled but left a dent on my head?
Don't scratch: Get a good shampoo lie selsun and use it. I think it may take a few time s but you will get better. Don't use ANYTHING ELSE on your head ...Read more
Irritation?: Possibly irritation? You can moisturize with a cream or ointment and see if that helps the problem ...Read more
Here are some...: Without more info and a direct look, it is hard to tell what it may be. However, it is not that hard to get these related things done correctly by following the instruction in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish... ...Read more
Babys head smells (forehead) but there's no peeling or other evidence of cradle cap. What else could it be? Can cradle cap smell be present w/out peel
Lotions/ metabolism: If germ overgrowth is unlikely, the other two issues that come to mind are the things we put on their skin or the odor from the sweat they make. I find some lotions will sour over time & leave a musty smell. Some kids with metabolic issues can have a mouse urine like smell or maple syrup like smell to their sweat. If the lotions or other skin treatments are not an issue I would let your dr know. ...Read more
I went to bed last night and my balls started to itch really bad and hurt and I noticed that my head was peeling and it spread to my balls by morning?
Immediate evaluation: If you are having pain and redness it is definitely time to get checked. This could be related to an infection or other inflammatory process. In either case this could bring more complications so it is important that you get seen by your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Without a look at what you described, it's hard to offer a decent advice although chronic inflammation, i.e., balanoposthitis, related with long tight foreskin, or psoriasis would first come to mind. Clinically, you may try applying topical antifungal + steroid cream lightly 1-2 daily after gentle cleansing for 4-5 days and see. If not improved as wished, see urologist for confirmation, Rx, &. .. ...Read more
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