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Having dry skin near ear, no itching, irritation. Is this a disease? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:welcome to XXXXXXX
User:Thank u
User:I have probs of dry skin in ear
Doctor:can u tell me what exact symptoms you have ?
User:I went to ENT but I am not satisfied
Doctor:any itching, irritation, etc ?
User:Jus dry skin coming out
User:at outer ear
Doctor:what did the ENT doctor advice you ?
Doctor:you mean the external ear, and not the ear canal ??
User:He recomend me ointment
Doctor:how long have u had this ?
User:But after sometime its back to old stage
User:4 yrs
Doctor:and do u have any redness , itching, pain, etc ?
User:yeah excessive wax are coming out
Doctor:do u have such issues anywhere else in the body ?
Doctor:or u have it only in both ears ?
User:both ear
Doctor:can u mention the medication given by the ENT doctor ?
User:quadriderm ointment
User:Inject Amikacin
Doctor:so , ur doctor has diagnosed you to have eczema of the ear
Doctor:is this right ?
User:said like bacterial infection
Doctor:yes, eczema, affected skin, can get secondary bacterial infections
User:But I am not satisfied with the treatment
Doctor:Eczema is term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated, and the skin tends to become dry itchy
User:Ok but itchy, not feeling
Doctor:the best way to treat this would be to use a mosituring lotion , like Nivea
Doctor:or ALOE VERA cream on the dry part
User:U mean this incurable
Doctor:frequent application will be helpful
Doctor:yes, with proper care the condition can be controlled
User:Is this a skin problem or ENT probs?
Doctor:this is a skin condition
Doctor:and not a ENT issue
User:thank u
Doctor:you are very welcome
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