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My husband has a broken skin patch behind his ear which will

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My husband has a broken skin patch behind his ear which will not heal. This has been going on since before the first lockdown and we still can't get it to heal.
JA: How long has your husband had the break? Has he used any medication for it?
Customer: He's been using Savlon, and covering it with a plaster as each time a scab forms, it's easily knocked off and starts bleeding again. Unfortunately, if a scab forms under the plaster, it sticks and gets removed no matter how carefully he removes the plaster.
JA: Got it. Has he seen a doctor about the break?
Customer: No he hasn't as he felt it was too minor a problem. Also, has had to shield due to the Covid pandemic, so he has not been out of the house much recently.
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in his medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: My husband has Multiple Myeloma, and some of the drugs he has had to take over several years means his skin is very fragile and difficult to heal.
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Is the patch itchy or painful?

Please post a pic here.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
It can be both, but not all the time. please advise how to post a pic
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

Please attach by the clip sign located on right upper corner of typing window

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I'd prefer not to, as my husband is hard of hearing if you needed to speak to him
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

please disregard phone request.

I am waiting for the pic to advise you better.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I am writing from my computer, but can't forward the photos from the Ipad
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

Based on your description this sounds eczematous dermatitis.

You can try over the counter Hydrocortisone ointment twice daily for 10 days.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Apologies for the difficulties in communication. I think I'm not getting very far. Please disregard this query.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

Ok no problem