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The top outside of my 7 year old son's ear is bright red, swollen, hot to the touch, he says it is very itchy. it is only one ear. no sign of bug bi?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Insect bite: Sometimes the bite mark can be subtle. Sun burn can cause same finding but usually affects both ears. In either case, cold compress should be of help in relieving swelling and itching.

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