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Pain and irritation behind ears. Why is there pus? Is it yeast?

Hello my name is Robert and my son Shaun has a skin irritation behind both of his ears since birth. Within the last year it has because increasingly more dry skin looking . The past few days it has started to become what looks to be pusing and become to have yellow flakes of skin that peel off. Sometimes it dries out and sometimes it s very wet looking behind his ears even on the hottest days. He has no other symptoms . No fever , caugh, no rash elsewhere, eats great and drinks liquids fine. It looks like a nasty case of cradle cap, just behind his ears . Someone told me possibly yeast but Im not sure . He is going to the doctors but I just wanted to ask
Asked On : Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
YOu do not worry about any serious possibility in your son. It is a part of normal mild eczema in your son. Children are more commonly affected near scalp at this site. You can apply hydrocortisone cream and can take by mouth the antihistamine benadryl. Keep his finger nails trimmed so that he should not scratch it.
Answered: Sat, 28 Sep 2013
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