Dermatitis Of The Ear Canal (Chronic Otitis Externa)

Dermatitis of the ear canal is characterized by itching, flaking, peeling and redness of the skin of the external auditory canal. The dermatitis may be caused by allergen exposure (contact dermatitis) or may occur spontaneously (chronic otitis externa, eczematous dermatitis of the ear). Among the common contact allergens include nickel-containing earrings and cosmetic products (eg. As hair sprays, lotions, hair dyes). Eczematous dermatitis of the ear is more common in…

September 3, 2018