What is that Flaky Build-Up Behind Your Ears?

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Do you struggle from flaky build-up behind your ears? Dermatitis is sometimes the culprit! Dermatitis is a general term that describes an inflammation of the skin. There are many different forms but luckily it is treatable with the help of a medical professional. This article provides some helpful information about the condition.

Different Types of Dermatitis:

  • Atopic dermatitis or Eczema: This usually occurs where the skin flexes (inside elbows, behind knees, front of the neck). It usually begins in infancy and is a red, itchy rash. The rash can often leak when scratching the rash and crust over. People will often experience a flare-up with this type of dermatitis.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis: This causes more of scaly patches of skin and dandruff. This tends to attack more oily parts of the skin like the face, upper chest, and back. This type can sometimes be a little more long term.
  • Contact dermatitis: This type of dermatitis occurs when a certain spot of the skin that comes into contact with a substance that irritates the skin. This can be hairspray, lotions, hair dye, earrings, and other substances so be sure to pay attention to your beauty products!
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Risk Factors

People of all ages can get dermatitis but it is mostly found in infants. Jobs can also have an impact on your risk depending if your work environment contains certain metals or cleaning supplies. Health conditions is another factor that may increase your chances of getting the condition.


The best way to prevent getting dermatitis is keeping the skin hydrated. Use gentle soaps, keep your showers to a minimum and be sure to dry your skin softly. Also, remember to be using moisturizer to keep your skin fresh.

Defend Yourself Against Dermatitis

Use the helpful information in the article to keep your skin safe! Dermatitis can be very uncomfortable and often embarrassing to go through. Remember to keep your skin hydrated and speak to your doctor if it worsens.

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