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Can an ear infection cause a rash

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: If the ear infection drains from the ear canal, it can spread to the ear and the skin around the ear.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No...but: The germs involved in childhood ear infections are local. The germ cannot escape that space & move to the face. If he truly has a blister like ras... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Could be: Your doctor needs to look at the rash. It can be an allergic reaction to Amoxicillin but it also can be from the infection. Call your doctor for furth... Read More
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Difficult to answer: Most commonly, the rash is associated with Amoxicillin is not a true allergy, but it is difficult to say without seeing the rash. I would recommend ta... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Call Pediatrician: Pediatrician should be notified immediately. Could be from the bacteria that's responsible to the ear infection. Could be allergic response to the a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
Neonatology 54 years experience
Yes: if it is hives it is anaphylaxis and needs immediate attention how if he is exposed to a virus like infec mononucleosis amoxicillin can give a fine ra... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Wright
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: Amoxicillin is a great for an ear infection. Yet, some people have allergies to penicillin. However, what makes this hard to answer is sometimes agen... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Oral Cipro dangerous: Cipro and related fluoroquinilones have now been condemned by the FDA for use in simple infections such as otitis media, because of the significant ri... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 21 years experience
Lymphadenopathy : Unlikely that this is related to your ear infection. Lymphnodes typically drain regional anatomy. If you had a finger/forearm infection, than it would... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Wai Lau
Dr. Wai Lauanswered
32 years experience
Need ENT follow up: Pain behind the jaw can be many causes but one thing most worrisome is mastoiditis which can occur as complication from ear infection. However it is r... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
This : This could be an infection of the bone just behind the ear, mastoiditis, and is serious. You should seek care immediately to rule out this problem an... Read More
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