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What could the scaly, red and itchy scabs on ear denote?

I have a clear to a yellow liquid that dries up on the outer part of my ears that scabs. I will clean it up peal the scab and it still has the liquid under the scab that will get hard and still scab up, I also have my eye lids get real scally, red, and very itchy. The skin I peel off and it just itches even more and does seem to be healing.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have scaly, red and itchy scabs on ear due to ear infection, allergic reaction, fungal infection and inadequate hygiene in that area. Need not to worry about it. I would suggest you to take antibiotic Ciprofloxacin you are not allergic to it along with Ibuprofen and Loratadine. Try to avoid excessive use of mobile as it will put more pressure. If symptoms keeps on persisting you should visit dermatologist once and get it examined and start treatment after proper prescription.Doctor may prescribe antifungal along with anti inflammatory . For now take benadryl twice a day a, keep area around your ear clean and dry. Avoid touching or pricking it with any sharp object. Apply cold compresses to reduce itchiness and redness .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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