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Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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I have itchy/stinging dry flaky skin around my eyes and

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I have itchy/stinging dry flaky skin around my eyes and behind my ears
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Do you notice any redness or scaling?
Customer: about 5 weeks now... cortizone 1% cream isn't working under the eye.... but does temporarily fix behind the ears... but as soon as I stop, it comes back
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: nothing relevant no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 months ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip

If the cortisone cream isn't really working here too well we're probably dealing with a fungal infection lke tinea capitis.

I'd suggest trying Lotrimin cream three times a day for two weeks and if that doesn't clear this up you'll need prescription ketoconazole cream.

Please let me know if you need any more information Mario