5 doctors weighed in:

I have red itchy and flaky skin on th back of my left ear its been there for years what do you think it is?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Eczema

Often when people complain if flakey, itchy reddish skin, eczema comes to mind.
The first step is for people to try a steroid cream (otc Hydrocortisone cream) if that doesnt help, your primary md, derm or ENT can point you to the right direction.

In brief: Eczema

Often when people complain if flakey, itchy reddish skin, eczema comes to mind.
The first step is for people to try a steroid cream (otc Hydrocortisone cream) if that doesnt help, your primary md, derm or ENT can point you to the right direction.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Thank
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Psoriasis

It could be psoriasis.
The best thing to do is to get it checked by a doctor. Make sure it is not something called actinic keratosis which is a pre-cancerous lesion. Worse, it could actually be cancer. So please get it checked.

In brief: Psoriasis

It could be psoriasis.
The best thing to do is to get it checked by a doctor. Make sure it is not something called actinic keratosis which is a pre-cancerous lesion. Worse, it could actually be cancer. So please get it checked.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors