Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
The area inside the ear can sometimes have acne lesions; in this case, blackheads (open comedones).
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The images displayed below pertain to skin conditions found on the ear of children. Red, itchy skin on the ear can be caused by psoriasis, an immune system disorder. Flaky skin on the ear may be from dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis). Moles (nevi) are also commonly found on the outer ear. A more serious bacterial skin infection that can occur on the ear is called cellulitis. Finally, a thick scar called a keloid may form after trauma, such as from getting the ear pierced. To find out more about these health concerns found on the ear, click an image below.