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What causes pain when pressing ear crus of helix?

What causes pain when pressing ear crus of helix?

Pressing too hard: Is, of course, one cause. Infection and injury, heavy earrings and recent piercings are other causes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Horrible pain in crus of helix (seems to be split) with severe headaches the last 2 weeks. No trauma but its getting worse daily. What could it be?

Might be due to food: You need MRI & mra of the brain,
to rule out av malformation, aneurysm, etc; diet changes is very important.
Complete neurologic evaluation, physical exam, blood chemestry, eeg. ...Read more

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Helix of ear has a split weeping sore. Also painful swollen red?

Helix of ear has a split weeping sore. Also painful swollen red?

See ohysician: High risk area for cancer if occurred spontaneously. Sounds infected needs treatment and further evaluation. ...Read more

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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, ?

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

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I noticed that there was a preauricular pit on the crus of my helix is that what caused the sebaceous cyst?

I noticed that there was a preauricular pit on the crus of my helix is that what caused the sebaceous cyst?

Ear: Possible that is it the opening of a sebaceous gland or an embryologic fistula or cyst. If its red or tender you need antibiotics. Sometimes it needs to be removed in surgery ...Read more

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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?

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

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What type of molecule is single DNA helix?

What type of molecule is single DNA helix?

Contradiction in ter: Ms. A normal DNA strand is a double-helix. In genetic analysis, heating the DNA causes the double helix to split into single-strands of DNA. Take a look at Wikipedia for a more complete explanation. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling on a triple helix piercing?

How can I reduce the swelling on a triple helix piercing?

See MD: They will likely prescribe antibiotics, and perhaps like me, tell you take the piercing out! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I would like a helix or a cartilage piercing but I'm scared?

What do you suggest if I would like a helix or a cartilage piercing but I'm scared?

I can understand why: You would be apprehensive. High ear piercings through cartilage have ^ risk of infection & lack of healing because of minimal blood supply to auricular cartilage. You can develop a perichondral abscess as well auricular perichondritis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can I clean double helix piercing?

Check out:: Http://www. Pacificbodyjewellery. Com/aftercare/cartilage_piercing_care. Htm

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How do I get rid of piercing spots (tragus and helix)?

How do I get rid of piercing spots (tragus and helix)?

Scars: The only way to get rid of this is to have a minor office procedure to close the piercing areas. ...Read more

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How can I keep from pressing my tongue against a quad helix with an expander?

How can I keep from pressing my tongue against a quad helix with an expander?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

No: Steroid is not always effective in treatment of keloids in fact most often it only improves discomfort and hyperemia not the size of the keloid. Would not reuse the hole as will cause irritation/inflammation that may flare up keloid. ...Read more

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The helix on my right ear is swollen and won't go down.?

The helix on my right ear is swollen and won't go down.?

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

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My pee stream forms a helix and the rest of it kind of sprays Is this normal? Urine flow is fast.

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

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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?

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?

No: 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.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Cold compresses: Would help, and OTC anti-itch cream (hydrocortisone 1%) if that doesn't work you need to see your doctor ...Read more

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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?

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