I, also have this rash on the back of my ears/along my hairline?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 20
I have tried cortizone cream, along with vinegar water and acne medication.
Hi,Sorry cannot see an earlier question listed under your username - are you asking this in continuation to an earlier question?
No, sir. I read a similar question that another user asked you.
Hmm okay. I have no way of seeing that question so could you please describe your problem?
Sorry. It seems like I have a rash on the hairline behind my ears. For the past year or so I've had a couple of bumps, but the last couple of months it has gotten worse. It looks like a bundle of pimples, but doesn't feel like it. I don't have the rash anywhere else.I'm not sure if it matters or not, but I am Active Duty Military. And wear my hair up everyday, in a tight bun. I've tried to help subside the irritation and itching by doing the above solutions, but it doesn't seem to be helping.I take thyroid medication and Propanolol.
Thank you for the information - does the affected area ever become red and flaky?
Red, yes. I haven't noticed it being flaky.
Thank you for the information. You would benefit most from certain prescription drugs - I can recommend them but would you have a doctor who can prescribe them for you?
Could you please recommend some? I'm at a location where medication isn't as easy to gain access to. Maybe if you give me a couple of possible prescription meds, I could bug the doctors to make an effort of ordering it or what not.Is there also some more remedies I could try?
Sure - I think you may scalp acne which is aggravated by your hairstyle or it could be another variant of acne - either acne nuchae or acne necrotica. Either way I think you will benefit from a 6 week course of either Doxycyline, Minocycline or Azithromycin (Doses: 100 mg twice a day followed by once a day for Doxy and Mino and 500 mg once a day on Fri-Sat-Sun for Azithromycin). Along with this I would recommend 1% Clindamycin lotion twice a day and drying out your hair whenever possible.Till you can get these I would recommend using either Nizoral-AD or Betadine-AD shampoo - daily to begin with and then alternate day. Lather it on and leave for 5 minutes before washing it off. Avoid any hair oils or greasy hair products.Hope this information is useful, please feel free to ask if you have any queries.Please remember to only rate my answer when you are satisfied. If you have any queries, please respond via the REPLY button and I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.
MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)