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can an ear infection cause a rash

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
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 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
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 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Stop for now: A raised hive like rash after starting an antibiotic may or may not be the antibiotic & could be co-incidental.If this has happened it is reasonable t ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Wright
35 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
19 years experience Pathology
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 Lau answered
30 years experience Pediatrics
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

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