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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
How did you find out: That someone has a "blue eardrum"? If a physician told you, you should ask that physician what the diagnosis is. The 1st thing that comes to mind is blood behind the eardrum. If that's the case this needs to be evaluated immediately. If not, has someone been using ear drops? Blue shampoo? Blue markers, food dye or nystatin drops? Lots of questions, and not too many answers here. See/ask MD ASAP! ...Read more
I was punced in the ear and it starting bleeding from behind it. Its now swollen black nd blue. Ita been 12 hours approx. Did my ear split.?
Found small lump behind my 4 year old ear it does not hurt . Did not know it was there until she felt it n told me it turns blue when you touch it?
Impacted wax: You may have impacted wax. Can see a PCP or may try a ceruminolytic ...Read more
Should be checked: This is not usual so it should be checked by your child's doctor. ...Read more
Had my ears pierced since i was a baby one ear hole itches every once in a blue moon now both are itchy&irritated & one has pus coming out what is it?
My 3yr old fell down steps and now you can see some blue veins in his face, one in his forehead, nose and the side by his ear..He seems ok and happy?
My 4 year old has a lump on neck behind ear it is a blackish blue color. Her doctor does not know what it is sending her to dermatoligst. It has grown?
First thought benign: My first thought on this description is a benign blue nevus, an distinctive round to oval spot that firm, grey blue to blue black & can occur anywhere on the body. They usually have a well defined border & appear gradually in a patient. It could be something else & the dermatologist can decide if special tests are needed to decide what it is. ...Read more
Hard slightly painful lump on neck behind ear, looks all over blue/ dark purple colour. Had for 2 weeks and had nose bleeds for the last 5 days too.
Does the color of ear tubes for reoccuring ear infection say about the tube? Common bobbin ear tube. Our pediatrician said that the color almost look silver and the not typical blue or green that he usually have seen. The ear tube is for our 8mo old son a
Many types of tubes: The titanium ones are one of many options for tubes. As your son had the tubes placed as a baby, his ear canals may have been too narrow to get the more standard tubes in (often are blue or white or green) and a "tiny titan" titanium tube might have been easier to fit into smaller ears. There isn't a lot of evidence to say one tube is better than another. Ask your ENT why that tube was chosen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a red bump behind my ear & my veins are bright blue around it. I don't know what it is, & i feel light headed, & i keep getting headaches?
See your doctor: See your doctor. He/she will be able to remove it for you if that is what you want. ...Read more
Could a lump under the skin of my armpit be caused by ear infection? I wore a earing for too long my ear is now blue or is it cancer? I get chills too
No: any pathology in the ear even by an earing would show up as a nodal problem in the upper neck region. The armpit drains the arm and chest wall on the side of the armpit. If the ear is turning blue that is from decreased blood supply secondary to an infection resulting from the ear piercing. Warm soaks and antibiotics may help. ...Read more