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Dark Spot In Ear Outer Ear Canal
Have scalp dermatitis in ear; outer ear canal transient numbness/"sensations"1-2 x/day/1-2 minTreatment?
Ear dermatitis /numb: Is it just dermatitis (eczema) or psoriasis? and though not the usual rash make sure with numbness it is not lyme disease. Sometimes get scalp dermatitis from food allergies, so may do elimination diet off dairy x 14 days then off gluten x 14 and see if a difference. Would follow up with dermatologist
A few years ago I had a hard growth in my ear canal and got it removed, now its growing again in the same spot. Why has it come back and what is it?
Maybe reoccurrence: Sometimes growths do reoccur. Have your ENT doctor take a look and see if it is a similar mass, similar location etc.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a hard pimple (no colour) on my outer ear near my ear canal. The first days it was painful now it's not. I have it for a week. Should I worry?
Don't worry: It sounds like you have a small cyst. Do no worry but try applying some warm compresses to it. Put warm water on a washcloth and hold it to your ear a couple times a day. It should resolve on its own in a week or two. If it does not, or if it enlarges see your doctor for further evaluation.
"Cut" where earlobe joins to head? No blood just clear dried liquid, chronic for a few years. Same dried liquid on lobe under the outer ear canal.
See derm: After having symptoms and this condition for several years, it is time to get the area assessed and treated. Best wishes.
Skin in outer ear canal dry, sore and slightly bloody from overuse of Q-tip cotton swab. How can I soothe the skin inside?
Otitis externa: See an ear doctor to evaluate the full extent of the ear canal problem.
Resolved painful swelling of outer ear canal (from swimming) w drops, oral antibi & steroids, still have fluid in middle ear. Can decongestants help?
Slowly: Decongestants are appropriate, alone or with new generation antihistamines. However, nothing helps dramatically and it can take some time to fully recover. Smoking is a direct negative factor by irritating the throat opening of eustachian tube. Increased fluids are also appropriate. There are adults, very infrequently, with tubes when problem persists with nothing helping.
I have a few scaly white bumps on my left outer ear above the ear canal. No other symptoms, no change for months. No drainage/ulceration. What is it?
Probably eczema: But it could be skin cancer. Have a dermatologist take a look.
Here is my question I have had a boil in my outer ear canal for three weeks never had any pain it is starting to scab and peel up from the bottom, I plan to go to the er tomorrow for them to look it at it, should I still go to the er oR no?
Not best: Suggest a dermatologist or ENT.Get a more detailed answer ›
Outer ear canal inchy 2 mos, no visible infection or wax per ent, no dx, no sign of skin issue, low anc, help plse.?
Ear sore to touch on tragus/lobe & itchy in ear. Preceded by cut at outer ear canal. Now slight itch/barely any pain. Still need to get exam/infected?
I m a scuba instr. Methylprednisolone help with swelling in my outer ear canal from diving I flushed with warm water and am also using ciriax otic dro?
Ear: Hard to tell from the story but sounds like an outer ear infection or swimmers ear. If so DO NOT flush it. Keep it dry when showering, don't swim, use the drops and see an ENT to make sure there's no wax and to clean it
I have pain when touching my outer ear (near the tag and around the ear canal), tenderness on my face in front of my ear, unable to hear anything, constant ringing, it feels very full and will not pop, and a crackling sound when I open my mouth. When I pu
See your doctor: Hi. That could be one of several things. You should see your doctor, preferably today. Please don't delay. Good luck!
I currently have some kind of outer ear infection. All my jaw and my ear bones are very painful. Also inflamated ear canal. I took ibuprohene but not helpful. Was wondering if 1mg dilaudid for pain and cyprofloxacin or corticosteroid drop would help?
Hard to say: It is clear you have made some assumptions about what is going on. Without a proper exam, it is hard to consider using a prescription at all, much less a controlled drug that might hide important symptoms. Drops only work in some ear conditions, not most. It is time to go to urgent care and have someone find out what is going on.
I've had this external ear canal mass like lesion for about 3 yrs that I can remember. It recently has gotten larger and causing pain.?
ENT surgeon: You have to see an ENT doc, who will evaluate and likely recommend removal of mass with submission to pathologist.
Top of outer / external ear (concha area) itchy and wet? Nothing to do with ear canal or inner ear.
Hi. I have a small black mole in my external ear canal. It doesn't hurt. Have been like this for a while. What could it be?
Dermatology: Hard to tell you on the internet without having a picture of it. I would have it further evaluated by a dermatologist and determine if it is benign or if it should be excised/biopsied.
Small bump at the beginning of my external ear canal. Feels like a regular bump. Feels like there is some small bone there that is bigger on that side?
Tricky: Cannot say in your particular case, but some things that can be there are lymph nodes and cysts (they are painless and do not grow over time).