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Scalp, behind ear itchy, red, swollen. No relief with benadryl, hydrocortisone cream. Cure?

Two days ago my scalp started to itch at the back of my neck.Now I lhave a rash extendine from the top of my left ear down behind my earwhich is red and itchy and swollen .Feels like I have a lump behind my left ear.Not to mention bumps that are swelling up in my scalp.Tried benadryl , hydrocortisone cream . The itching is driveing me crazy.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Hi, thanks for posting your query

You probably have developed seborrhoic dermatitis

You may take fexofenadine for itching
Dont scratch as it will worsen the itching
Apply momatosone cream for a few days
apply a antidandruff shampoo for the scalp

You may contact a dermatologist near you for examination and appropriate treatment

Hope this solves your query
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Scalp, behind ear itchy, red, swollen. No relief with benadryl, hydrocortisone cream. Cure?

Hi, thanks for posting your query You probably have developed seborrhoic dermatitis You may take fexofenadine for itching Dont scratch as it will worsen the itching Apply momatosone cream for a few days apply a antidandruff shampoo for the scalp You may contact a dermatologist near you for examination and appropriate treatment Hope this solves your query