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Right ear is itchy and red in front of it and there is

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Right ear is itchy...

Right ear is itchy and red in front of it and there is redness along my scalp on this side

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?

It been like that for a few months. benadryl cream seems to help the itchiness but the redness gets worse after a shower

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

None

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 1 year ago
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Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 1 year ago

Keeping in mind that we answer questions and do not provide a diagnosis or treatment, what is your exact question?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
the area in front and back of my right ear is itchy. Benadryl helps the itchiness, but the redness is still there. It seems to get worse after a shower
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 1 year ago
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
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Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 1 year ago

Got those--thanks

You've got what's called an inflammatory dermatitis there and there may be some allergic component to it

For now I'd suggest over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream twice a day for a week and oral Claritin or Zyrtec

But of that doesn't clear it you'd need to see your doctor for a course of oral prednisone

Please let me know if you need any more information

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