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My ear canal is red but not infected according to my doctor. Any idea of cause?

My ear canal is red but not infected according to my doctor. Any idea of cause?

Otitis externa: Most commonly bacterial infection, reaction to foreign materials in ear, allergy or trauma. Swimmer's ear is a classic cause and may be due to Pseudomonas infection. What does your doctor say its due to? If they are not sure then perhaps see an ENT specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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I have slight redness in ear canal, itchy in ear canal, slight dulled earing, slight pain in canal, blocks up with fluid when i wake up in the morning?

I have slight redness in ear canal, itchy in ear canal, slight dulled earing, slight pain in canal, blocks up with fluid when i wake up in the morning?

You have: Just described eustachian tube dysfunction fairly well. If otc antihistamines and decongestants, and smoking cessation don't improve your symptoms within a few days consult your doctor. Don't put anything in your ear canal unless instructed by your doctor. ...Read more

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I left ear is muffled and the ear canal is red but clear of blockage, it is bothersome but not painful or swollen. What could be going on?

I left ear is muffled and the ear canal is red but clear of blockage, it is bothersome but not painful or swollen. What could be going on?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind and around ear lobe resulted in bells palsy. Little red in ear canal. Pain lasting for long periods especially laying down. 5 days?

Sharp pain behind and around ear lobe resulted in bells palsy. Little red in ear canal. Pain lasting for long periods especially laying down. 5 days?

Could be shingles: Varicella zoster, or shingles, can affect the ear canal and also affect the 7th cranial nerve causing bell's palsy. Have a dr look carefully into your ear canal to see if there are any rashes evident of shingles there. Good luck. ...Read more

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My ear canal is swelling, pain behind eye and down neck. Ear has spurts of pain and throbbing and it is red no additional detail

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My ear canal is swelling, pain behind eye and down neck.
Ear has spurts of pain and throbbing and it is red no additional detail

See ENT : Recommend see ear doctor as soon as possible. Might be outer ear infection but could be more serious such as mastoid infection or petrous infection. ...Read more

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My daughter has ear tubes. Her ear canal is red and she is playing with it. Is it an ear infection. ?

My daughter has ear tubes. Her ear canal is red and she is playing with it. Is it an ear infection. ?

Maybe,maybe not: The canal is normally pinkish. The only way to really know is to have someone look at it. If tubes are in & an ear is infected, there is commonly pus draining into the canal.If the tube has a mucous plug in its window, the pus would not drain. ...Read more

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What causes skin flushing on neck cheeks and ears!!! I'm at a loss! The red spots get super hot and blotchy! ?

What causes skin flushing on neck cheeks and ears!!! I'm at a loss! The red spots get super hot and blotchy! ?

Flushing: In most instances, flushing is genetically predetermined, which means that your are either a flusher or you are not. There is no real problem in being a flusher. In rare circumstances when it becomes intolerable, there are medications which may be used to lessen the problem but there is no cure. ...Read more