A 29-year-old male asked:
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purple open wound started as blisters behind ear crease very infected. now it's going up my head and through mastoid bone. very painful and oozing ?

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Dr. Josiah Daily
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Need to see ENT : You need to see an ENT immediately for antibiotics and possible surgery for debridement
Answered on Dec 18, 2016

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