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Cauliflower ear the surgeon cut along the ear crease and removed cartilage clot, then stitched up with bolsters. Missed appointment bandages stuck?

Cauliflower ear the surgeon cut along the ear crease and removed cartilage clot, then stitched up with bolsters. Missed appointment bandages stuck?

Return to doctor: Or an urgent care center. You do not want the surgical site to get infected. If the bandages are not changed properly that is a possibility. Sounds like the surgery went well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I recently saw on abc news that a diagonal ear lobe crease is a sign of heart disease. What is your opinion of this?

I recently saw on abc news that a diagonal ear lobe crease is a sign of heart disease.  What is your opinion of this?

Yes: It is called frank's sign. It is a diagonal ear lobe crease extending diagonally from the tragus across the lobule to rear edge of the auricle. It may indicate cardiovascular disease or diabetes. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ears down the crease and it feels smooth so I'm wondering why my child has to boney bits behind both his ears?

What do you suggest if my ears down the crease and it feels smooth so I'm wondering why my child has to boney bits behind both his ears?

That might: Just be his skull bones that are more prominent, presuming there was no head injury. Skulls come in all shape and size. Have it checked it concerned. ...Read more

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My 4 year old came home with some type of infection behind her ear, in the crease. What all can cause the infection behind her ear?

My 4 year old came home with some type of infection behind her ear, in the crease. What all can cause the infection behind her ear?

Seborhhea: Red cracked skin behind the ear fold is often an irritation of the oil glands. Try gentle soap/water cleaning — pat dry and apply an otc steroid cream. IF there is a heavy yellow crusting over the area it might be impetigo — a touch of neosporin may help. If this continues to happen have your MD confirm what the cause is. ...Read more

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A lump show up behind my left ear in the crease, just before the ear lobe starts, is this a swollen lymph node and should I see a doctor?

A lump show up behind my left ear in the crease, just before the ear lobe starts, is this a swollen lymph node and should I see a doctor?

Possibly: May be any number of things, including a sebaceous cyst, node, folliculitis, etc.
Not a bad idea to have it checked out if it doesn't go away on its own. ...Read more

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Reoccurring scales that build up inside my ear/inner shell/ in crease behind ear/ I can only remove scrubbing after a shower. Psoriasis? Treatment?

Reoccurring scales that build up inside my ear/inner shell/ in crease behind ear/ I can only remove scrubbing after a shower. Psoriasis? Treatment?

Scales: Dermatitis, possibly contact, allergic. Stop any alkaline soaps, alkaline shampoos, hair sprays. Apply OTC cortisone cream 2-3 times /day ...Read more

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Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.

Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil?  Seems to be just under skin surface.

Lymph node?: A lymph node resides in this area synonymous with mononucleosis (mono / kissing disease) If you are having other symptoms you need to be evaluated, and possibly for lymphoma given your age and other neck pains. ...Read more

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Tender lump in crease behind ear right where the lobe connects to cartilage. Is there a node there? Or more likely a cyst?

Tender lump in crease behind ear right where the lobe connects to cartilage. Is there a node there? Or more likely a cyst?

Sebaceous cyst: This is the most common lesion at that location. It may require surgical excision if it gets infected or enlarges. ...Read more

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I have a. Problem with my ear. There is like a bump near my crease between my ear and head. It doesn't hurt at all.

I have a. Problem with my ear. There is like a bump near my crease between my ear and head. It doesn't hurt at all.

Possibly darwin bump: Some people have a small bump on the inside of their upper ear. This is known as "darwin's tubercle, " or "darwin's bump, " because charles darwin mentioned it in his book. Genetics determines it presence. It is present from birth if not this, then not sure from description. Physician could tell you by physical exam. ...Read more

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I have dry flaky skin in the crease behind my ear. What is the cause and how do I treat it?

I have dry flaky skin in the crease behind my ear.  What is the cause and how do I treat it?

Try hydrocortisone: This sounds like you have what is called "seborrheic dermatitis". What a big word for something so common! It is in the eczema family. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream, rub in for 30 seconds 2 times each day whenever the rash is present. There is no cure for this, it will almost always come back. Don't get discouraged, just keep the Hydrocortisone handy. ...Read more

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What is causing cuts behind my ear? They come and go. They get raw and create open sores in the crease behind my ear next to my head.

What is causing cuts behind my ear? They come and go. They get raw and create open sores in the crease behind my ear next to my head.

Likely eczema: This is an area where the skin can thicken then crack. The main treatment is to treat the area several times a week to prevent the thickening and cracking. There are many ways of doing this including olive oil and many skin care products. ...Read more

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I have earlobe creases on both ears, do i have CAD problems?

I have earlobe creases on both ears, do i have CAD problems?

Frank's sign: Frank's sign or Frank sign is a diagonal ear lobe crease (ELC) extending diagonally from the tragus across the lobule to the rear edge of the auricle.

It has been hypothesised that Frank's sign is indicative of cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes. Some studies have described Frank's sign as a marker of cardiovascular disease but not linked to the severity of the condition. The verdict still?? ...Read more

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Does nose size have in crease your sense of smell? How about your ears?

Does nose size have in crease your sense of smell? How about your ears?

No: Your sense of smell is dependent on your olfactory nerves, that is the nerves for smell and the adequate flow of the scent through your nose to the nerve endings. The nerve endings are at the roof of your nose. This is not dependent on the size of your nose. ...Read more

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Small bump behind my left ear directly almost sitting in the crease of my ear it's no where near the lymph nodes it doesn't hurt unless touched?

Small bump behind my left ear directly almost sitting in the crease of my ear it's no where near the lymph nodes it doesn't hurt unless touched?

Cyst common: Se an ENT as this could be a sebaceous cyst. They are usually very small pimple like nodules just beneath the skin. They are tender and if manipulated, can get infected. It can be easily taken care of by removal of the cyst usually in the office. ...Read more

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I noticed I was having an ache like pain in my ear from what I think might be an ear infection. But I noticed behind my ear in the back where it crease?

See Your Doctor Now: Middle ear infection commonly causes ear pain and is associated with a build-up of fluid behind the eardrum. However fluid build-up can occur without infection and cause pain as well. Infection of the ear canal aka "Swimmer's Ear" can also produce the type of pain described. In your case, exam is needed for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Failure to treat infection can have serious consequences. ...Read more

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I just noticed that I have creases on both ears. Is there truth to the claims that these creases indicate underlying coronary artery disease?

I just noticed that I have creases on both ears.  Is there truth to the claims that these creases indicate underlying coronary artery disease?

Use it to advantage: Okay, I was expecting to tell you to just ignore this. I wish I could. Well respected journals do not a correlation in those w/ symptoms. W/o symptoms it is less true and there is no clear idea re cause. Correlations are not easy to make sense of. They can be of minimal meaning while true. Work w/ your Doc to prevent disease or catch signals early and stay on track w/ healthy living habits. Best! ...Read more

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Symptoms and treatments of and for seborheic dermatis of penis also have it on scalp nose creases neared area ears is aquaphor good or something else?

Symptoms and treatments of and for seborheic dermatis of penis also have it on scalp nose creases neared area ears is aquaphor good or something else?

Same treatment: Dear MickL, the skin on the penis is the same skin as on the rst of your body. Therefore, the same treatment which works in other places will work for you. ...Read more