What are the possible reasons for prolonged dry and flaky skin on the ears?

There can be a few causes for the scaling behind the ear. Some of the common causes include: 1. Seborrhoeic dermatitis 2. Psoriasis 3. Fungal infection It will be good for you to see your doctor or dermatologist for a proper assessment and diagnosis.

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Dr Colin Theng

Dermatologist

What are the symptoms of a tattoo-related infection (photo)?

Hi, the symptoms and signs of a skin infection that may arise from the process of tattooing are redness, swelling and pain with discharge. These signs happen several days after the procedure. Another type of infection is related to the transmission through the use of contaminated needles that cut / penetrate the skin ie. tattoo needles. HIV and hepatitis B and C are some examples of such transmissible infections. These, however, can take several weeks before the symptoms become apparent. Hope this helps.

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Dr Benjamin Yim

Aesthetic

What causes clear yellowish fluid discharge on the face (photo)?

Thank you for the question. Acute eczema and skin infections can present with oozy yellowish discharge. It is best to see your doctor for proper assessment and management.

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Dr Colin Theng

Dermatologist

Should I be concerned with dry, peeling foreskin next to the glands of my penis?

Thank you for your interest in such a commonly encountered problem at the clinic. Quite a number of potential causes for dry skin on penis and penis skin peeling came to my mind. 1.) Dry, unlubricated sexual acts, including masturbation or intercourse, can cause enough friction to irritate the skin of the penis. Irritation of the skin of the penis can culminate in itching, flaking, and peeling of the skin. Opt for a water-based lubricant if you have sensitive skin. 2.) Wearing overly tight pants or pants without underwear can also cause irritation from friction.

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Dr Beng Yeong Ng

Psychiatrist

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