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Rashes behind ear, pus discharge. Wearing hair in ponytail to prevent irritation. Causes?

My 17yr old daughter has a rash or something behind her ear and it is causing the skin to split and weep. it seems to continue to get worse no matter what we have tried. Some doctors have said that she is allergic to her own hair.. but she has been wearing it in a ponytail to prevent her hair from irriating the area.. It is still getting worse. Not sure what to do. Please help
Asked On : Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Your daughter might be having intertrigo or seborrheic dermatitis. The confirmed diagnosis can only be delivered after a thorough visual inspection of the lesion. However to offer empirical treatment, you can clean the affected area with warm saline water and apply a combination anti fungal, antibacterial and steroid cream like monovate gm cream twice in a day for a week to see response. Hope that solves your query. Take care.
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Vijay Aithal's  Response
hello.there could be 2 things i suspect-1.constant maceration of the area with secondary bacterial and fungal infection,what is called of the chronic condition affecting body folds, which only a skin biopsy will confirm.treeatment is possible if it is intertrigo,check with your local dermatologist.
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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