Dry skin in ears

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I am 68 and lately have very dry skin in my ears, which is itchy sometimes (not all the time) and flaky. Is this age-related? I have never had any ear problems in the past. Should I see a gp? or should I use some sort of cream? Could it be an infection?
t specialist since i was about 5 years old with both my ears draining clear or yellowish fluids and having dry skin inside my ears.It is so itchy that i can't help but to pick and peel at them. Sometimes thay bleed there so dry. I've had tubes put in twice and many types of antibiotics and ear drops but nothing seems to have helped at all.
it's only in my ears very dry skin and sometimes itchy i've been using moisturizers and other creams nothing seems to help
I have dry flaky skin on my ears and in my belly button. When it gets really bad it cracks and bleeds. It also itches. I have tried Cortizone-10 plus but that doesn't help much. How can I get rid of this?
I have dry, rough, slightly reddened areas in the front of both ears. I also noticed that the sides of my neck feel a little rough and dry, however it is not as noticeable as the areas in front of my ears. My skin is normally dry, so I use a lot of lotion. However, lotion has no effect on these dry areas. Just for added info., I don't have psoriasis. My husband tried to take a picture, but the area is not visible in a photo. I have a slight sore throat and feel more tired than normal.
I don't know personally about headaches but I am familiar personally with dry ears. Dry ears might be Seborea so you should see a dermatolog, in many cases a good derm will give you a good remedy for that. There are many sx, since the treatement is like a stress test for your body, you should go with each side to the appropriate doc and investigate on the net to find what will help you, it is difficult but it is worthwhile, you should get rid of the virus.
During the few days that I stopped using the cream and used lotion, my skin got dry again, and it spread to areas around my ears and to my scalp. As per the recommendation of a relative who is a nurse, I tried applying 100% petroleum jelly and switched to a different shampoo, none of which helped. You can see what the skin on one side of my head looks like, as of today. There's also dry skin on my forehead and on the other side of my head, but neither looks as bad.
Which makes my skin disorder complicated to me. I have flaky skin INSIDE my nose and ears. It is also located behind my ears and next to nose, my eye brows, and my chin and beard areas. I have a full trimmed beard to hide the problem. My hair is also oily and i get very bad dry skin on my scalp. Any ideas? I seldom use any soap on my face, (maybe twice a year.) I use Therapeutic T+Plus Gel Shampoo (coal tar) which helps. HOWEVER, I don't use it on my face nor inside my nose or ears.
I've read they can be related. Currently, I have dry scaly skin behind my ears and on my neck. I've used Scalpacin, Dermarest, Neosporin for Excema, And now I'm using apple cider vinegar from a spray bottle around my hair line and on the areas mentioned above. Amazingly, the latter is helping, but I do still have the scaling. Anybody else experience this and if so, what worked? (PS - My doc prescribed Derma-something or other, but it did not work either.
I have patches of dry skin in my head and ears and in my genitals. It really dry and scaly and I'm worries because I tried all sorts of shampoos and cream and doesn't work. Wondering if it's dangerous and if there is a solution for it.
I have a 1 year old teddy bear hamster andn before his skin was perfectly healthy. Then his skin is getting really dry and flaky, especially on his ears and nose. Does anyone have any idea what this might be or how to resolve it?
It started out as a small patch on my left ear that i easily hid behind my hair and tried to forget about but recently it has been spreading. Now it is in both ears so badly that i have to pick the skin off to hear right and has also spread to both eyebrows and even my right eyelid! It's becomeing embarassing to have peope see it but everything ive tried hasnt managed to get rid of it. Im trying hydrocortozone now because i read on wiki that it might help but i doubt it will. Please help me!
Is it possible to have oily skin in the summer, more humid times and dry skin in the winter, less humid times? Thank you in advance for someone helping me with my question.
for the dry skin i put some baby oil in ds bath water and use aquaphor on his body. the other lotions i used left his skin to dry. my 2yo had dry sensitive skin and still does, i could not use lotion on his face. aquaphor i was able to use on face and body. mmp800--i am going to try the purelan on my feet. thanks!
I stay away from things I am allergic to; cats, rabbits, nuts, etc. NOTHING will get rid of this dry skin. In the past 7 years I have not had one single day of hydrated, comfortable skin. I have spent hundereds of pounds on care for my skin and nothing will help it at all. I have already been advised to check that I am getting plenty Vit A; I am eating plenty of veg full of Vit A , I am also taking a Skin, Hair and Nails Formula tablet daily.
It could also be a fungal infection, which is more common in dogs with floppy ears. The ear fold keeps in more moisture than in pointed-eared dogs. It would be a good idea to have your vet take a look so you're not blindly throwing things at the problem that may not work, or may make the situation worse. It's also a good idea to occasionally check for, and remove, any ear wax that is visible. We swab ears with a Q-tip about once a month.
With it being winter I know I get very dry skin and can start getting scaly skin. For him his ears get very dry and scaly. Often it gets to the point where he scratches and licks at them till they get red and raw. Is this something I should be concerned about or is it like humans when they get itchy dry skin?
I took supplements from my chiropractor because I was having trouble with dry eys and skin. Then when I had a physical with my primary doctor he said my labs were bad. My TSH was 0.10 and high antibodies. So, I started going to a endo doctor. He ran all the blood work and the TSH was around 4 something. That was only after a couple of weeks after the last lab. My current labs now are all normal. I don't know what is going on.
If they were down on my earlobes they would look like ear rings, however they on the tops of my ears where there is a sort of skin buckle. No matter how much scratching, pealing, rubbing I do these don't go away. The left ear has sort of turned into a quarter inch dry patch in the crease of the ear that will bleed if I pick at it. The right is turning out to be the same. Can this lead to death and/or What is it??
Hi, You could take a few measures in your daily routine to look after dry skin.Dry skin needs plenty of thorough but gentle cleansing, regular stimulation with massage and generous quantities of oil and moisture. It also needs extra careful protection. Washing dry skin with soap and water not only removes grime but also the natural oils protecting the skin. Use nondetergent, neutral-pH products to cleanse your skin. Avoid using any commercial soap.
She began losing hair on both ears and skin looks somewhat dry, Both ears are warm to the touch. Inside of ears smell as usual. Thank you for your time.
Hi There, I was stroking my dog the other day and felt something on the inside part at the top of her ear which I first thought may be food from my daughter trying to feed her so I tryed to clean it off but then I noticed that when the dry bits came off her ear had what looked like a layer of skin missing and felt like it was leaking water. She does not seem in any pain but it has been like that for a few days now.
i have asked my phsycian repeatedly and i get the same answer from her. She belives it is just dry skin that has shedded into my ear canal. Basically when i sleep i put one ear to the pillow and cover the other with my blanket. When i wake up my ears are full of clear liquid. My ears do not itch all the time but when they do, yipes... i dont have an answer to what is going on with all of us but i do know that i get major relief from the itching by using clear CALAMINE LOTION...
I know if i itch the crusty in my ears (and its hard to not itch) it causes them to start running again. I have no clue about this.
Keep ears clean and dry, don't sleep on your side, if you can. Also it helps to trim ear hair all round (in & outside ear canal). Get one of those nose hair trimmers. Battery powered. I think it helps let air in, and easier to keep clean. Seems to me, I cleaned my ears each night w/hydrogen peroxide, too. Seemed keeping it clean, dry, and disinfected and it went away for me. Well, see if I can get back to sleep now, good luck all.
My skin has become extremely dry and the skin at times appears to peel on my forehead and Ears. Alcohol, spicy foods & temperature will induce or aggravate the situation. I have also noticed my own personal temperament e.g. anger, frustration and stress will set it off. My blood pressure is 120-72 and sometimes the lower number will be around 80-84 Any ideas as to what it might be and what type of specialist I should go see?
very dry skin when I use NO lotion my skin will appear very dry and flaky, feeling of something crawling/moving on skin also gives me tingles/tickle feelings, pin ***** feeling on skin at times, rashes or reddish skin tone I normally don't have red tones, larger pores on face Have Tried Didn't Help: Almost all allgery meds none help-Zertec helps at times, creams/shampoos, scabies meds, vitamins Tests Revealed: Low Vitamin D, H.
I am trying to figure out of my symptoms/conditions sound likes a skin problem or if it is truly just dry skin. I really appreciate any help and advice. Thank You. Late in November - I was diagnosed with Pityriasis Rosea where I had patches on my back, neck, chest, upper arms and upper legs.
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