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Crus Of Helix Sore
The underside of the helix of both my right and left ears are sore, red, and are oozing clear liquid that eventually crusts over, what might this be?
Need exam: Your answer will be after an exam ...Read more
I have small bumps on both my ears (worse on ear w/ the helix piercing) they are small and a little paler than my skin color, itchy sore to the touch, ?
Cartilage: This sounds like one of the frequent complications of piercing cartilage anywhere in the body. Doing this is a big risk, because cartilage contains no blood vessels, and often reacts to the injury of piercing by growing together erratically. You really need to see a dermatologist, but first remove all your piercings, let the wounds heal, and never pierce cartilage again! ...Read more
I noticed that there was a preauricular pit on the crus of my helix is that what caused the sebaceous cyst?
I'm 13 and I noticed that there was a pre-auricular pit on the crus of my helix. Could that have caused my sebaceous cyst?
Related to pit: A preauricular pit is part of a range of congenital conditions that are related to embryological development of the first and second branchial clefts. They can range from small "pits" or dimples to longer tracts known as "sinuses" or to abnormal communications called "fistulas" when these longer passages get " pinched off" or occluded, they can form a cyst which looks like a sebaceous cyst ...Read more
See MD: They will likely prescribe antibiotics, and perhaps like me, tell you take the piercing out! ...Read more
I've had a forward helix piercing for about 2 months and its causing me a lot of bother. Is it safe to take it out and clean the piercing area?
Yes: Yes you should take out the piercing and have your ear checked if the area is causing problems. You should have already been cleaning the area. ...Read more
Scars: The only way to get rid of this is to have a minor office procedure to close the piercing areas. ...Read more
Tongue on Expander: Go get a mouthpiece to cover the expander. Ask your orthodontist to fit a cover. Or, go to a sporting goods store and buy a large mouthguard that will cover the expander. ...Read more
Root of helix on ear itches from time to time nd when pressed on/itched a liquid comes out. Has been happenin since I was little. What is this?
Cyst: Sounds like a developmental cyst of some type. You will likely need a simple surgical procedure likely as an outpatient. See an otolaryngologist or ear, nose, and throat surgeon. ...Read more
Hi for a week and a half I have had a pain in my anti helix feels like a bruise. But I noticed a small lump has no head on it. What could it be?
Manymany things: You will need to see a dermatologist to get your answer. ...Read more
Hi I had my helix (cartilage) peirced a week ago and its become red and swollen and at times I get a throbbing feeling how can I reduce the swellin?
I've a keloid on helix piercing & is undergoing steroids jabs. If the piercing hole didn't close after the keloid flatten, can I put back the studs in?
Injury or infection: Have you injured it? If so, blood can accumulate under the skin and cause permanent swelling/deformity (cauliflower ear). It needs to be seen right away and sometimes drained. If not, it may be infected. Do you have ear canal drainage or pain? Ear canal infections can contribute. Did you sleep on it in an uncomfortable way? Lots of questions, I know, but it might be good to see a doctor. ...Read more
I got my ear pierced back in may 2016. Its a helix piercing. Its been pretty fine since But the ear seems to swell a little bit.?
Dry skin or shampoo on ear in concave of helix. Rubbed area harshly 1 day ago. Have area of tiny broken capillaries on top of helix. Will they fade?
Yes, they will: Fade with time.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 5-week premature son was born with floppy ears. He is 1 now. His helix regions are firmer but still a bit soft/droopy. Will they harden with time?
Feeling itching in my inner side of helix in the ear. And if I rub it there is secretion of some kind of transperent liquid. What could be reason?
Infection: You may have an infection/irritation/inflamation of the ear canal, otitis externa, causing the itching and the drainage. ...Read more
My pee stream forms a helix and the rest of it kind of sprays Is this normal? Urine flow is fast.
This may not be norm: No, this may not be normal. There may be a anatomic abnormality at the urethral meatus. I would consider seeing a urologist. ...Read more
I have a bump underneath the helix of my right ear. I do not have a piercing, so I'm not sure what this bump is.
Right ear bump: Please set up an appointment with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist! ...Read more
Older sister flicked top part of my ear (helix) hurt a little when she did it, which is now soft and a bit red, will there be any hearing/ear damage?
Injury to the helix will not cause hearing loss. If the site of injury develops a lump or ulcerates, it would be prudent to see a doctor, in case it got infected and needs to be treated with antibiotics.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I have what you would call spock ear. Where there isn't a fold in the helix part of the ear. Please give me advice. Surgeons I've been 2cant fix it?
Spock Ear: A spock ear (or stahl's ear) has an extra fold going backwards to a point a little like the star trek character. A board certified plastic surgeon may be able to reshape the ear, but it will depend on the specifics of the deformity. For newborns, molding can help in the first few days after birth. After that, only cosmetic surgery can help. ...Read more
I have a bug bite on my ear (helix) I guess, It hurts when I touch it with a little force, how can I get rid of it?
Strange waxy build up - not in my ear canal, but in the flap (where the helix folds in). Usually dry, sometimes moist, ALWAYS painful to remove?
Dermatitis: It's best that you see your Family Doc or Dermatologist for evaluation. Or ask for video Virtual Consult w/HealthTap doc who can see what you're referring to. Common causes that might explain your post are eczema (sensitive skin) & psoriasis. Or perhaps you have an untreated infection. Regardless, see your doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
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