Solution To Overcome The Dry And Crusty Elderly Ears?
doctor, my grandmother, her ears are dry and crusty, can I clean myself then, what’s the solution, doctor, thank you, please answer yes, doctor
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In old age, physiological changes and anatomical changes in the body can decrease and degenerate which continues over time. Decreased body function can occur starting from the skin organs, hearing, eyes, mouth, digestion, heart, to the bones. So that living a healthy lifestyle from an early age to adulthood will help maintain health conditions until old age, where although there is a decline in body function, but this does not cause annoying complaints.
Similarly, the condition of body skin in individuals who are already old. Degeneration of the skin can be in the form of wrinkled skin, the skin looks dry, saggy, collagen tissue decreases, until the exfoliation of the skin that might cause discomfort.
So as to help reduce the appearance of skin that appears dry and may be scaly or crusty in old age, it is necessary to maintain proper body fluid intake, provide a suitable moisturizer for the skin and get enough rest.
Regarding your question, in general, dry and crusty or scaly ear skin often occurs in elderly patients. And if this condition is not accompanied by annoying complaints, such as itching, redness, injury, and pain, then this condition is a natural thing to experience. In the normal age of ear skin condition without comorbid complaints, the patient / family can do the treatment independently whether done by the patient himself if able or assisted by the family. Treatment for dry and crusty skin can be given a moisturizing cream to help reduce complaints. However, scaly or crusty skin should not be exfoliated independently without doctor's supervision, this is to prevent injury under the skin of the ear and infection. Self-care, give a moisturizer to the area concerned.
And if the ear crust is increasingly disturbing or causing comorbid complaints, it is necessary to consult directly with an ENT doctor or dermatologist for the examination and evaluation of these complaints. Thus the doctor can ascertain the condition of the patient's wit ear and determine the presence or absence of skin inflammation, infection or injury to the patient's ear area. So that doctors can provide care and treatment accordingly.
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