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What are the symptoms of ear psoriasis?

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  • Red, dry patches of skin on your ear
  • Silvery or crusty scales, called plaques
  • Scales that build up inside your ear canal
  • Itching, burning, or tenderness inside and outside the ear
  • A clogged feeling inside your ear
  • Trouble hearing

If you scratch and pick at the affected areas or try to clear out the build-up inside your ear, that could lead to bleeding and more irritation and inflammation. It may even cause the psoriasis to spread.

From: Psoriasis in Your Ears WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: “About Psoriasis,” “Psoriasis on the Face,” “Phototherapy,” “Psoriasis treatments.”

The Hearing Journal : “Psoriatic Involvement of the Ear.”

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Psoriasis and Sensitive Areas.”

Massachusetts Ear and Eye: “Sudden Deafness.”

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology : “Risk of sudden sensorineural hearing loss in patients with psoriasis: a retrospective cohort study.”

Sacharitha Bowers, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine, SIU Medicine.

Mayo Clinic: “Psoriasis.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis: Who gets it and causes.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 08, 2019

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: “About Psoriasis,” “Psoriasis on the Face,” “Phototherapy,” “Psoriasis treatments.”

The Hearing Journal : “Psoriatic Involvement of the Ear.”

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Psoriasis and Sensitive Areas.”

Massachusetts Ear and Eye: “Sudden Deafness.”

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology : “Risk of sudden sensorineural hearing loss in patients with psoriasis: a retrospective cohort study.”

Sacharitha Bowers, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine, SIU Medicine.

Mayo Clinic: “Psoriasis.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis: Who gets it and causes.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 08, 2019

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