Our expert says:
Eczema of the external ear canal can occur, and as the canal is lined with skin, the same that is happening on the scalp, may occur in the ear canal. This causes build up of skin. If it becomes moist, it may become infected, causing an outer ear infection (otitis externa). The skin may be reacting to your shampoo, after shave lotion or any body spray that is used on the skin near the ear canal. Try an identify the responsible irritant, and avoid that. It may be helpful to see an ENT to have the ear cleaned and dried properly. Sometimes an ointment may be recommended, but this can only be done after an examination.
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