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My earlobe is red, swollen and bumpy with a burning, itchy feeling. Do you know what it could be?

My earlobe is red, swollen and bumpy with a burning, itchy feeling.  Do you know what it could be?

It sounds like a: contact dermatitis or allergic reaction at your earlobe. Do you wear pierced earrings? If you do,stop wearing them immediately. Get a steroid cream or ointment from your Dr.to relive these symptoms. Also try benadryl (diphenhydramine) to relieve itch and swelling. ...Read more

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One earlobe is red and painful to the touch. I do not wear earrings of any sort. Only soft portion of earlobe hurts. Rest of ear is normal.

One earlobe is red and painful to the touch. I do not wear earrings of any sort.  Only soft portion of earlobe hurts. Rest of ear is normal.

?? Infection: It is possible to have an infected cyst of the earlobe. Even if you do not wear earrings you couls have an infection or cyst. See your doctor or local surgeon for an evaluation. If present, it may be able to be treated with antibiotics or may need excision. ...Read more

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My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?

My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My 20 month old has a red earlobe on one ear.

My 20 month old has a red earlobe on one ear.

Pink/Red from Blood: In good light, press your palm firmly with 1 thumb & hold for several seconds. Release quickly & watch. The return of pink is blood returning into the capillaries; a body wide issue. If 1 ear lobe more red; briefly or continuously? Increased redness most likely increased capillary density or flow. Next; why? Examine closely, experiment a little. ? Seek out help from md well reviewed by clients. ...Read more