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Your doctor will likely prescribe a low- to medium-strength steroid that you can put into your ear canal in drops or rub on the outside of your ear and behind it. You could also use scale removal medicine, such as calcipotriene (Dovonex) or tazarotene (TazorecTazorac), mixed with a corticosteroid cream or ointment. Moisturizers can help keep the skin on your ears less irritated. Don't try to remove scales inside your ear yourself -- you could damage your inner ear. Ask your doctor to remove them for you.

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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