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Crusty skin just on left ear crease. It started a few days ago. If scraped off it comes right back within hours. What is it? (cold weather a factor?)
I am 32 and have ear creases does this really mean I am a ticking time bomb for a early heart attack?
No : The ear crease wive's tale has not been supported by evidence. Fear not! ...Read more
I recently saw on abc news that a diagonal ear lobe crease is a sign of heart disease. What is your opinion of this?
Lymph node behind left ear where crease meets skull for nearly 3 weeks.bump is getting smaller & ear had wax.should I be concerned about cancer/tumor?
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?
Headaches?: Sometimes it can be muscle tension or spasms. ...Read more
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
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?
Don't think so. : I am not aware of any association. ...Read more