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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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Cold sore like yellow blisters behind ears - painful & burning - usually get outbreak once a year - can I used cold sore cream to treat?

Cold sore like yellow blisters behind ears - painful & burning - usually get outbreak once a year - can I used cold sore cream to treat?

Have it evaluated: Is it one one side or both? If it's only on one side, It sounds more like shingles- cold sore cream won't likely help because it may extend over a larger swath of skin. Acyclovir is prescribed, to minimize the problem of chronic pain on the affected skin. ...Read more

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Hi I've dye my hair and I've started to get blisters behind my ear they really hurt what can I do?

Hi I've dye my hair and I've started to get blisters behind my ear they really hurt what can I do?

Contact dermatitis: You are most likely intolerant to the dye. The irritation behind the ears is most likely due to the dye not completely washed off and tends to collect behind the ears. You should stay away from that and similar dyes. You may want to try a small amount of any new product on your arm before you use it to color your hair. Also need to wash all the areas that the dye came in contact with ...Read more

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Six year old has itchy raised oozing blisters behind both ears and a few on the top of her head appearing for over a week. She has no other symptoms.

Six year old has itchy raised oozing blisters behind both ears and a few on the top of her head appearing for over a week. She has no other symptoms.

Infection: This is a classic description for impetigo, a skin infection passed from site to site by the scratching of this child. Initial treatment by blotting with peroxide/drying and applying an antibiotic cream may help some. However, it may require an oral medication. ...Read more

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My 10 month old grand daughter has a blood blister behind her left ear. It wasn't there earlier and just noticed when she was getting ready for bed.?

My 10 month old grand daughter has a blood blister behind her left ear. It wasn't there earlier and just noticed when she was getting ready for bed.?

Blood blister: It is benign and often they will resolve on their own.
Warm soaks to it are ok 3x/d. If it enlarges or becomes
red or noted drainage, see Pedi MD. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Need eval: With skin lesions it is always best to see and feel them and occasionally biopsy then. With what you are describing, recommend you see a doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What causes fluid behind ear drum?

What causes fluid behind ear drum?

Negative pressure: In order for the ear to work properly air from the outside of the ear drum has to be balanced by air on the inside of the eardrum. In an intact ear drum the only way for air to get into the middle ear space is up the eustachian tube. If the eustachian tube doesn't work well the air inside the middle ear gets used up creating a negative pressure. Eventually this pressure can become so low that fluid is sucked from the lining of the middle ear space. ...Read more

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What do I do for fluid behind ear drum?

What do I do for fluid behind ear drum?

See a doctor: Fluid behind the eardrum is not normal. You may need decongestants, antibiotics and nasal sprays. Sometimes this is a sign of something going on in the nose or sinuses as well. This should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Should I use something for fluid behind ear drum?

Should I use something for fluid behind ear drum?

No: Fluidcinthe middle ear can be potntially harmful. See an ear dr for. ...Read more

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Fluid behind ear drum, so painful what can I do?

Fluid behind ear drum, so painful what can I do?

Drainage: See a specialist. Decongestents may help but you can have an infection. ...Read more

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What do I do to treat peeling oozing area behind ear?

What do I do to treat peeling oozing area behind ear?

Dermatologist: This crease behind your ear is a classical site for seborrheic keratitis. This a skin condition which can be treated with careful cleansing of the skin followed by a small amount of topical cortisone. If these measures do not help, I would advise seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Bone hard painful bump behind ear but on bone, what to do?

Bone hard painful bump behind ear but on bone, what to do?

Painful lump: A bone hard painful lump behind the ear could be due to an infection or a tumor. You need to be seen medically right away. ...Read more

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Red hard lump behind ear. Is red and if I touch it it hurts?

Either or see a doc: It could be either a lymph node and that will explain the tenderness and mass effect
it could be an oil gland cyst what is called sebaceous cyst that could get hard like a solid mass and it could get infected and turn to abscess like structure
either way you need to see your doctor for evaluation and proper treatment at least with antibiotic before the infection spread
good luck ...Read more