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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Purple Spots On Ear Lobe

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My 3 year old son has little red spots kind of blochy on his ear lobe what could it be?

My 3 year old son has little red spots kind of blochy on his ear lobe what could it be?

Hard to tell: There are many skin changes that he could have, though a few common ones are seborrheic dermatitis and eczema, both of which are easily treated skin problems. Your best bet, though, is to have your child's doctor take a look to know for sure what treatment will work. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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My husband had a small spot frozen off from his ear lobe. Now there is a white thing sticking out of his ear. He just noticed it. What now?

My husband had a small spot frozen off from his ear lobe. Now there is a white thing sticking out of his ear. He just noticed it. What now?

Consult doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My mom has a very small dark brownish round spot, inside very top of ear lobe. How can I tell if it's cancerous or non-cancerous? Doesn't hurt her.

My mom has a very small dark brownish round spot, inside very top of ear lobe. How can I tell if it's cancerous or non-cancerous? Doesn't hurt her.

Look for any changes: Moles are often benign. But if they start changing in color or size, then they need to be removed (biopsy done) by your doctor. So you can watch for a few months unless you have noticed any recent changes in this mole on her year. How large is the size and is the color uniform and border round (look and learn about the abcd of melanoma). ...Read more

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My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.

My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.

See your doc: Describing dermatologic phenomenon is an exercise in futility. I would take him in and have these looked at. There are a number of innocent possibilities, and a few not so innocent, but a trained professional can identify them readily. ...Read more

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My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

Depends: If he has been coughing or vomited recently and every spot is above the nipple line, these spots could be benign coughing peteciae. This you can monitor at home. If not and or any spots extend below the nipple line, it could be something more worrisome. If you are not sure, a visit would help rule out any other issue. ...Read more

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Found little spider veins on ear lobes. 52 yoa. No pattern not many but they are there, purple. Maybe a few elsewhere.. Is this normal?

Found little spider veins on ear lobes. 52 yoa. No pattern not many but they are there, purple. Maybe a few elsewhere.. Is this normal?

Spider veins: Spider veins are dilated blood vessels that can occur anywhere as you get older. Sun exposure and trauma such as pinching the skin can make them more common. Some families seem to get more of these and they are most noticeable in light-skined people. ...Read more

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Hello, I just noticed today that I have 4-8 circular purple spots on my right ear, but it doesn't hurt & no pain. Should I go to the doctor?

Hello, I just noticed today that I have 4-8 circular purple spots on my right ear, but it doesn't hurt & no pain. Should I go to the doctor?

? probably: If the spots go away within the week, then no worries, It could have been a dermal allergic reaction. If they persist however, or grow rapidly, you need to see a dermatologist. It is probably benign, but you don't want a melanomatous process to get started. ...Read more

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I had a pimple on my ear lobe that is painful and the back of my earlobe is dark purple?

I had a pimple on my ear lobe that is painful and the back of my earlobe is dark purple?

See below: Inclusion cysts are common in earlobe. Occasionally they get infected. See ENT doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I have got this bump thing on the bottom of my ear lobe I can feel it nesr the piercing spot seems like a pimple but won't pop if I try to pop it?

I have got this bump thing on the bottom of my ear lobe I can feel it nesr the piercing spot seems like a pimple but won't pop if I try to pop it?

Scar tissue: Most likely if not red or tender (try not to squeeze!) If it gets larger or red it may need to be seen by a doctor, meanwhile wash gently, pat dry and keep hair clean. A pimple will clear in a few days. ...Read more

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I have purple veins behind my right ear all coming from one spot. It is also a bit painful, what could this be?

I have purple veins behind my right ear all coming from one spot. It is also a bit painful, what could this be?

Incompetent vein: It is hard to say without seeing it but this is often due to a small vein that has leaking valves. This causes it to have too much pressure and the smaller veins connected to it enlarge. It can be treated quickly with a 940nm laser. ...Read more

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Pain inside right head middle of right lobe body stiffness seeing spots low pulse cold skin tired weakness it's happend 7or 8 times b4 any ideas?

Pain inside right head middle of right lobe body stiffness seeing spots low pulse cold skin tired weakness it's happend 7or 8 times b4 any ideas?

Maybe anxiety: You have lots of generalized symptoms which sound like they stem from anxiety and depression. See a doctor to rule out a virus, but if this has been recurrent it is time to get therapy. You may have difficulties recognizing stress and coping with what you need to be doing about it. Sometimes it is easier to to focus on things that will not solve the actual problems. ...Read more

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I have never had a head injury. What can white spots on my frontal lobe indicate on an mri? I was diagnosed with epilepsy but think this is wrong

I have never had a head injury. What can white spots on my frontal lobe indicate on an mri? I was diagnosed with epilepsy but think this is wrong

White spots, eh?: Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility and made an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered the MRI, & for a reason. The MRI isn't the patient, you are. The MD who ordered the MRI is ethically obligated to interpret the scan results & correlate them with YOU the whole patient; or, if (s)he can't, to find someone who can. Ask to see the actual images & review them with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have got purple spots on top of my head?

I have got purple spots on top of my head?

Insect bite: Can be dry skin, insect bite, inflamed hair follicular, allergy to shampoo, etc. Check with dermatologist if not resolved. ...Read more

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My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up.?

My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up.?

Mgt: It may be a contact dermatitis, if it spreads or is associated with other symptoms, medication may be needed. In the meantime, wash the area with a hypoallergenic soap such as Dove. ...Read more