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What causes peeling of skin in ears and scalp?

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Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Question: i have a ear and scalp condition . my ears peel and flake all the time along with my scalp.
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Answered by Dr. Johny Chacko (59 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
? Scalp psoriasis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to healthcare magic.

I understand that you are having flaking of your scalp and ears.

The possibilities I could think of with your history and description include Scalp psoriasis, Seborrhoeic dermatitis and Sebopsoriasis. These are inflammatory conditions of the skin which could result in thickening of the skin which peels and flakes off and could predominantly involve the above mentioned areas.

Could you give me some more history so I could assess better?

1. For how long have you had this problem?
2. Is it itchy?
3. Are you on medications for other problems like hypertension or elevated cholesterol, etc?

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Please revert back with the additional history and the clinical photograph.

Regards,
Dr. Johny Chacko
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What causes peeling of skin in ears and scalp?

Brief Answer: ? Scalp psoriasis Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to healthcare magic. I understand that you are having flaking of your scalp and ears. The possibilities I could think of with your history and description include Scalp psoriasis, Seborrhoeic dermatitis and Sebopsoriasis. These are inflammatory conditions of the skin which could result in thickening of the skin which peels and flakes off and could predominantly involve the above mentioned areas. Could you give me some more history so I could assess better? 1. For how long have you had this problem? 2. Is it itchy? 3. Are you on medications for other problems like hypertension or elevated cholesterol, etc? You have a feature to upload the images by yourself at the right side of the query page, please utilize that so that I can answer your query better. You can also send the image as attachment to YYYY@YYYY , with the subject as 'Attn: Dr. Johny Chacko'. Please revert back with the additional history and the clinical photograph. Regards, Dr. Johny Chacko