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I have a small painless bony lump above each of my ears (on top of root of helix), may I know what is that? Just bones or something else?

I have a small painless bony lump above each of my ears (on top of root of helix), may I know what is that? Just bones or something else?

If it's: Symmetrical (equal or almost equal both sides) chances are its your skull! (Phrenology I the study of such bumps which used to me a form of medical diagnosis)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...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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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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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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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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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

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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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Why is my left ear suddenly red, hot, and burning? Redness is mostly on scalpa, helix, and anthelix. Not so much on lobe

Why is my left ear suddenly red, hot, and burning? Redness is mostly on scalpa, helix, and anthelix. Not so much on lobe

Possibly flushing: This could simply be flushing, or blushing, some people seem to do this more in their ears. If it is painful for a while, you could be showing signs of relapsing polychondritis. This sometimes shows up in the throat as well. Different areas of cartilage can become inflamed for no apparent reason in this disease. If this is happening, see an ENT or a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Several days ago I burned the helix of my ear with a hair straightening iron, now I am experiencing shooting pains through the cartilage of my ear?

Several days ago I burned the helix of my ear with a hair straightening iron, now I am experiencing shooting pains through the cartilage of my ear?

Depends on size: And depth of burn. If it has extended down to cartilage, it could be serious. Get to a surgeon or plastic surgeon right away. ...Read more

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After getting my helix pierced, I have been nauseous, lightbeaded and off balance for a year. Does this sound like Perichondritis or ear infection?

After getting my helix pierced, I have been nauseous, lightbeaded and off balance for a year. Does this sound like Perichondritis or ear infection?

No it is not: No it is not perichondritis.
it could be an ear problem though.
the nausea, the dizziness, could be related to the inner ear, but to last for a year must be something psychosomatic.
it is not normal for anybody to have nausea, and dizziness for a year.
see a doctor, preferably ENT. ...Read more

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