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Question by  sadiesmom (254)

I have dry, scaly patches inside my ears, how do I clear this up?


Answer by  ryanhill (40)

if you get a q tip and some baby oil use the q tip to apply the baby oil to the dry and scaly patches inside your ears and after a few days those patches should clear right up. most people don't properly moisturize their ears and that is why the dryness happens


Answer by  Jaquelynne (594)

I would suggest trying lotion and exfoliation. Also, check with a dermatologist. You may have something like psoriasis or really bad eczema.


Answer by  corene791 (10)

The condition could be caused by anything from Psoriasis to dandruff to dry skin. Because this can have a number of different causes, it is best to seek the advice of an ENT or General Practitioner to diagnose the problem. You may also want to seek the advice of a Dermatologist.


Answer by  Milette (1105)

These symptoms may indicate a skin disease called eczema, especially if there are other parts of your body that is affected too. A doctor should be consulted if this is the case. Another cause for this may simply be dry, neglected skin. Always apply a body lotion to your ears when getting out of a bath or shower.


Answer by  melissa23 (1002)

You may have acne in your ear. You can get some pore cleanser and put it on a q tip. You can then lightly rub it in your ear around the patches.


Answer by  bidurpan (105)

You can use a gentle moisturizer to soothe dry, scaly skin, but the best way to clear this up is to see a dermatologist.


Answer by  thom0045 (350)

If a person has dry, scaly patches inside their ears, they may just need to scrub them off with clean, warm water on a wash cloth. If they are severe, Q-tips might help clear them up. This issue can indicate skin dryness by the ears, so keeping the ears moisterized will help to prevent this in the future.


Answer by  mariearch (32)

Rub hydrocortisone cream on the patches two-three times a day. To be safe, continue using the cream until one week after the patches have disappeared.

posted by Anonymous
Hydrocortisone cream is the only thing that I have seen work - have tried it all. Tea Tree oil, Neem oil, Castor oil, Anti fungals,  add a comment
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