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ask: Why would me ear be crusty on the inside?

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Recently, i've noticed that my inner ear has been very flaky and crusty. Is there any simple explanation for this and if so, is there a easy solution? Thanks so much!

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Try looking up seborrheic dermatitis, it's much more likely to be that. Doctors don't know what causes it and can't cure it. Treatment may make it go away but it may come back again.

February 9, 2015 - 4:52pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hello Kelly McCarthy,

Ear wax buildup is probably the cause. A simple solution is to make a water/peroxide solution. In a cup, mix one part peroxide with one warm water. Using an eye dropper, draw up this solution and inject into your ear. Tilt your head to the side. Wait about one minute and tilt your head in the opposite direction. Do this over the bathroom sink. The solution will flow out of your ear.
Gently use a cotton swab or Q-tip to clean the outer ear.

Hope this helps,


August 26, 2013 - 4:43pm
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