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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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