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A 33-year-old female asked about a female:

My child has blisters on outer ear cartilage. this is the third day. she now has swollen lymph nodes and high heat in her neck?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
This could be an of several viral infections: herpes simplex, herpes zoster (shingles), chickenpox if she hasn't been vaccinated, and others. Contact her pediatrician ASAP. Good luck.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Am acute infection including cellulitis should be considered. The blisters may require drainage and/ or a course of antibiotics. If this has recurred, an immune work up may be performed. Monitor temperature and see the Emergency room or urgent care. Please follow up.
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Last updated Sep 18, 2022

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