Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
The area inside the ear can sometimes have acne lesions; in this case, blackheads (open comedones).
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The below pictures relate to skin conditions that can affect children's ears. Moles (nevi) are commonly found on the outer ear. A more serious skin infection that usually appears as red, swollen, tender skin is caused by a bacterial infection called cellulitis. Flaky skin on the ear may be from dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis). Red, itchy skin on the ear may be caused by psoriasis. Keloids are thick scars that are sometimes present on the ear and may form after having the ears pierced. The images below link to more information, such as self-care measures and when to seek medical advice.