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.