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I often get pain behind left ear only, on and off randomly. Feels itchy & hurts, sometimes has 'crusty' build up. I try lotion/creams but doesn't help?

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Dr. Timothy Farley
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In brief: See your doc.

If the pain is on the skin behind the ear, it could be a skin infection like impetigo, and may need antibiotics.
If in the ear itself it may still be a bacterial infection, but would need further evaluation for antibiotics. Either way, go see your primary doc.

In brief: See your doc.

If the pain is on the skin behind the ear, it could be a skin infection like impetigo, and may need antibiotics.
If in the ear itself it may still be a bacterial infection, but would need further evaluation for antibiotics. Either way, go see your primary doc.
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