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What does blue ear wax look like?

What does blue ear wax look like?

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

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While cleaning my ear, I found little bits of blue or greenish-blue, ear wax. What does this mean?

While cleaning my ear, I found little bits of blue or greenish-blue, ear wax. What does this mean?

Not sure: There is no disease process I can think of that would create these colors in your ear. Did you clean your ear with something colored like a pen or pencil? Ears clean themselves so don't recommend putting things into ears to clean them. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Ice compress: You have a hematoma. Multiple blows to the ear can cause bleeding into the skin around the cartilage of the ear. I you let this persist you can get scarring and nodules in the ear. This is known as "cauliflower ear". ...Read more

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Two year old has fingernails that turn blue and also ears, nose and toenail have come off. What can be causing this?

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

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Why are my ears turning blue?

Why are my ears turning blue?

Could be: It can be something absolutely normal, but in the presence of other signs may indicate abnormalities which should be looked at by a physician. See you primary care doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What cause the blue wax in the ear?

What cause the blue wax in the ear?

Blue?: I suspect that this may be due to any blue products, like shampoos or soaps you may be using. If your ear wax is always blue, that is a bit odd and I would see a doc and get checked. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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 more

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Black and blues on 5 year old boy ears on top.?

Black and blues on 5 year old boy ears on top.?

Trauma: Your child may be banging his head somehow and incurring black and blue marks on his ears ...Read more

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Whenever I clean my ears, it hurts and tiny bits of blue come out, what should I do?

Whenever I clean my ears, it hurts and tiny bits of blue come out, what should I do?

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

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I took a punch in the ear and now my upper ear is swollen and blue. How can I treat it?

I took a punch in the ear and now my upper ear is swollen and blue. How can I treat it?

Ear injury: You can have an injury to the cartilage, which will deform your ear. See your doc. In mean time ice, and if looks infected go to ED. ...Read more

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What does is mean if the ear drum is blue?

What does is mean if the ear drum is blue?

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

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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?

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?

Lump behind ear: Lumps behind the ear are common. Oftentimes, these are lymph glands. As you describe it, it may happen to be a cyst. Please bring her to the pediatrician for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Daughter has a hard dot or lump behind ear not sure but turns blue when you touch it?

Daughter has a hard dot or lump behind ear not sure but turns blue when you touch it?

Lump behind ear: Lumps behind the ear are common. Oftentimes, these are lymph glands. As you describe it, it may happen to be a cyst. Please bring her to the pediatrician for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Periodically I get the most severe stabbing pain in the outside of my ear, no earache, no cold no allergies. Just happens out of the blue.?

Periodically I get the most severe stabbing pain in the outside of my ear, no earache, no cold no allergies. Just happens out of the blue.?

Outside of your ear.: Are you referring to the front of your ear? A sudden, electric shock like pain in the face on one side may be due to a condition called trigeminal neuralgia. There are treatments for this, and your physician can examine you and take a history to diagnose this. ...Read more