Juvenile Spring Eruption

Jonathan S. Crane, MD

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Reynold C. Wong, MD

Each spring for the past 3 years, this boy has complained of an itchy ear rash. The dull red edematous papules develop on the outer portion of the helix, and the rash heals promptly after 2 weeks.

Each spring for the past 3 years, this boy has complained of an itchy ear rash. The dull red edematous papules develop on the outer portion of the helix, and the rash heals promptly after 2 weeks.

This is juvenile spring eruption, which is seen on this part of the ear mainly in boys aged 5 to 12; occasionally the lobule, tragus, and anthelix are also involved. Treatment consists of a moderate-strength topical corticosteroid cream.