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What causes ear infection?

I have had a ear infection for about a year ive been on antibiotics several times as well as ear drops but i have flakey scabs on the inside of my ear and at night when i lay on it it drains... gross i know and im sorry but its been this way for about a year now and i dont know what to do about it... IT WONT GO AWAY!
Tue, 20 May 2014
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Flaky scabs are generally not due to an infection and you may actually be having an allergy or what is called as dandruff of the ear as seen in seborrhic dermatitis.
I would like you to meet a allergy specialist or a skin doctor , he will examine you and give you an ointment/drops , which will help you.

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