The skin inside my ears (as in, I have to dig inside my ears to scratch it) is chronically infected as of the past 10-15 years. It goes from itchy, to scabby (white scabs, unless they're really bad, then some red scabs and bleeding) puss and clear fluid fills the ears if I peel out the scabs, and the progression starts all over again. "Not itching" them is impossible, though I recognize it makes the problem worse. When I clean them (salt water or running warm water in them in shower), and they dry up and improve, they start itching most of all! No creams have ever worked. What can I do? I worry about future cancer etc with this chronic severe irritation. I have had excema in the distant past but have none anywhere else now.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.