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irritated skin in outer ear and on the skin under the eye and on the eyelid. -help

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  • Posted By: nørægå
  • May 26, 2013
  • 09:08 PM

Hi

It all started with a bad infection in both eyes which I believe was caused from a dirty coin he put in the eye after seeing someone on TV doing that. It was treated successfully with terra cortil salve back then. After years with the rash periodically reappearing on both eyelids, eased/treated with terra cortil it disappeared permanently. Later he got similar symptoms (red, dry, flaky skin) on the outer ear skin on both ears periodically causing a bad ear infection which is eased/treated with sofradex. Now a few years later the dry skin reappears mildly on the skin under the eye causing red and dry flaky skin eased/treated with terra cortil.


Sofradex is working well on the ears but the irritation reappears and is very painful for him.


The doctors are calling this dermatitis, swimmers ear, staphylococci infection etc.but we haven't got a concrete answer about what is causing this irritated skin and I would like to get some information about what is causing this.

I am afraid that he got some sort of rare infection which none of the doctors we have seen manage to put their finger on what it really is and that it can lead to other problems later if he keeps going on untreated.

I am looking forward very much for any response helping us finding him help for this.

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