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Cerumen: Blue ear wax is a very uncommon problem. When infected with a certain strain of pseudomonas, it can turn a deep bluish color. It is exceptionally rare and is usually from infection, if symptoms of pain, throbbing, discharge or hearing loss are going on, get your ear checked out to make sure you get the right treatment. ...Read more
While cleaning my ear, i found little bits of blue or greenish-blue, ear wax. What does this mean?
Blue skin on ear from a lot of boxing hooks (in one session).
The ear isn't painful, how can I treat it?
Should I use heat/cold/vibration massager?
Two year old has fingernails that turn blue and also ears, nose and toenail have come off. What can be causing this?
See Pediatrician now: I hope your 2 year old has not lost ears and nose as well as toenail! oh, i see, the fingernails, ears, and nose turn blue, and the toenail is what fell off! this could be a sign of serious problems with the heart/lungs, so you should have your child seen by a pediatrician with special care to evaluate the heart. Now. Referral to a pediatric heart specialist may be the next step. ...Read more
I think I scrubbed my face to hard trying to exfoliate and didn't know how sensitive my face is. Also, the whole inner part of my ears are blue?
Blue ears a mystery: No idea about the blue ears, but as for the raw face, put a neutral lotion (like Cetaphil or Aquaphor) on the surface and just try to leave it alone. It will probably heal over in a day. Keep the lotion in the fridge for additional comfort. There's no reason to scrub so hard! You could do more harm than good from that. ...Read more
What is the medical term for when a possible tiny piece of food is lodged or trapping your airways way in the back of throat? Major facial & lip swelling, all over top half of body redness with tingling, lips a hint of blue, the feeling of ear plugs in ea
Hello. : Hello. A foriegn body (including food) which is trapped in the airway and makes breathing difficult is a partial airway obstruction. A foriegn body that completely prevents breathing is a complete airway obstruction. I don't know what you are describing. But if you have swelling of your lips and face with difficulty breathing this could be a major allergice reaction. If that is the case - call 911 immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your Family Doc: I'm not sure why blue stuff is coming out of your ear! It's time to tell your parents/guardian to take you to see your Family Doc or ENT for proper evaluation. Pain while cleaning ears (assuming you're doing what you're not supposed to do ie getting deep into canal) could be due to trauma to ear canal. Or otitis externa (infection). Or perhaps b/c displacing cerumen (ear wax). So go see your doc. ...Read more