Patient Comments: Seborrheic Dermatitis - Signs and Symptoms

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Comment from: Catcat, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

For years my ear canal in both ears has been periodically itchy and sheds dry skin. At times I have scratched inside with my finger and pulled out big fingernail sized pieces of skin, like sun burnt, peeling skin. The itching is intense sometimes. I hardly ever get ear wax, just dry bits of skin. I am self conscious about it. Sometimes it can have a slightly moist, milky discharge.

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Comment from: Been there, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 28

I used to have seborrheic dermatitis for about 5 years. The itching drove me insane. I think it"s from getting water in your ear canal. I used to always air dry my hair after taking a shower, and I think some water just remained in my ears. I started using a blow dryer on the lowest setting to dry out my ears, and the problem was gone within a week.

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