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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Smell behind my ears



i want to know why do i have a nasty smell behind my ears i shower every morning before work and by the end of the day they smell really bad also under my bottom lip i`ve tried everything but the smell comes rite back please can somone help me and tell me why they it smells so bad and what to do thank you


It is possible that you have an infection (perhaps yeast?) It is also possible that you have a skin problem, since your problem involves both your ears and your lips. My recommendation is that you first see your primary doctor. You may then need to see a dermatologist (or an otolaryngologist). You may need steroid cream or other prescription medications.

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Ravi N Samy, MD, FACS Ravi N Samy, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, Director of Adults Cochlear Implantation Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati