Dry Flaky Skin in the Ear

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I keep getting dry and flaky skin in both ears, sometimes it gets very sore too.  I have been prescribed Hydocortisone cream to apply, but that says to use only for seven days at a time.

Unfortunately, it just keeps coming back.  Is there anything else I can try?

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    Stay away from all steroid creams they won't do a thing for you! Try a better diet, it'll take about 4 to 6 weeks to clear up. Stay away from processed foods, eat more fruits and vegetables, drink lots of water and take vitamin supplements, especially the ones containing biotin.

    Good luck!

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      Look at PALEO Diet ,I have your condition bad ,head and ears . Stroud cream as you used was my enemy . Big mistake using it . There's a new shampoo and cream out ,just orderered it today as a free sample . 

        All prossesed food gone ,bread ,and milk gone ,I had a private blood test done to find out my allergies . Will pm you couple books that will be good to read up on ADAM . I suffer from Sinisitis/ Rhinitis also . All linked in . 

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    I had a similar thing linked with my seb dermatitis, I use Nizoral shampoo one day & Selsun the next. I lather my hair, face & ears leave it on for 5 mins & wash it off.

    I stopped all steroids because they are a short term fix but seem to make the condition more stubborn long term. I also wash every night with warm water & a handful of Dead Sea salts then moisturise with Aveeno cooling moisturiser.

    10 months on & it has worked for me after over 20 years of problems.

    I also take a probiotic every day alternating makes every few weeks & 2000iu's of vit d supliments as recommended by a dermatologist.

    Good Luck

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    I have the same problem and at the moment it is really bad. Have you found anything to help? Nothing that has been prescribed has worked for me.

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