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I have scabs inside of my ears. They come and go, usually ...

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I have scabs inside of my ears. They come and go, usually in one ear at a time but some times in both ears at the same time. My doctor didn''t have much to say about the scabs when I told him. Can you help me with this? Thanks
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 9 years ago.
Hello

How long have you had this problem?

What treatment did your Dr give you?

Have you any itch in your ears or discharge?

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
it started within the last couple of years. My Dr. didn't suggest anything for it. Occassionally they will itch but normally not and there isn't any discharge.
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 9 years ago.
Hi

Is the scabbing constant or intermittent?

Have you any other skin or scalp problems?

Any skin problems run in your family?

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Dr J Burk's Post: pretty much constant, naturally I seem to find my finger stuck in one or the other ear, picking at them.
I don't have any other skin problems, just basically dry skin because I forget to use lotion and I don't remember anyone in my family ever having skin problems.
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 9 years ago.
Hi

I'd probably advise that you use a corticosteroid product for your ears such as otomize or gentisone HC. Your Dr would need to prescribe this to you.

I would also suggest that you try and leave your ears alone - most folks I have seen with this problem have a bit of a tendency , as you say yourself , of "picking at them."
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