Ear eczema

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Ear eczema
Anatomy human ear.
  Brown is outer ear.
  Red is middle ear.
  Purple is inner ear.

Auricular eczema is an eczema of the ear that may involve the helix, postauricular fold, and external auditory canal, with the most frequently affected site being the external canal, where it is often a manifestation of seborrheic dermatitis or allergic contact dermatitis.[1] This is an neuroallergic inflammation of skin with evident itch.

Small blisters appear on skin of eternal auditory canal and auricle. Then they burst and at the site multiple small erosions with abundant oozing lesions appear.[citation needed]

See also


  1. James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.