A 43-year-old female asked:
i have slit of blisters in a clump on my earlob and it itches. what could that be?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Martin Raff answered
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: This could be herpes simplex or herpes zoster (shingles), but could also be due to a contact dermatitis. You would have to be seen and provide a full history for accurate diagnosis. Show this to your pcp.
Answered on Feb 19, 2014
Dr. Tonya Kozminski answered
19 years experience Family Medicine
Eczema nickel all: Many ppl r allergic to nickel, the base metal for many types of jewelries. If the blisters seem assoc. W piercings there is a good chance they are related. Even posts marked with gold often are only coated which wears off. There r sev skin conditions, psoriasis, eczema, and sim that often present with similar symptoms. Odors or skin sloughing may indicate staph or strep type infections.
Answered on Mar 2, 2014
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