In the Ears
Psoriasis can occur around the ear, behind the ear and in the ear canal. Symptoms include itch, redness/discoloration and scaling. Scaling can build up and block the ear canal which may lead to temporary hearing loss. Do not put objects (including your fingers) into your ear canal to avoid pushing scales further into the ear. If your ear canal becomes blocked, you should see an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist.
In and Around the Mouth
In rare cases, psoriasis can affect the mouth (lips, gums, tongue and cheek). Symptoms in the mouth include redness, burning, bleeding and difficulty chewing and swallowing food. If you experience symptoms in your mouth, visit your dentist and dermatologist.
Around the Eyes
Psoriasis around the eyes is extremely rare but can cause redness/discoloration, dryness, discomfort and may impair your vision. If you have psoriasis around your eyes, consult with a dermatologist and an ophthalmologist (doctor who specializes in treating eye diseases).
It is very important to follow your provider’s instructions on how to apply topical treatments around the eye. Overuse of certain topicals around the eye may increase the risk of cataracts and glaucoma.