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Doctor insights on: External Ear Concha Pain

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My concha on my ear is hurting what could be wrong?

Ear pain: Hello, the concha in your outer ear is very sensitive to pressure or trauma. Perichondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage in the ear that can cause pain. Finally a exzema or outer ear infection could also be the reason. See your doctor for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

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I get severe pain in my left ear, and can actually feel something begin to stick out on the lower concha. What is happening?!

I get severe pain in my left ear, and can actually feel something begin to stick out on the lower concha. What is happening?!

Difficullt to say: I recommend you see your primary doc or an ENT specialist. While your symptoms may be directly related to your ear, other issues in the head and neck can cause pain to refer to your ear.

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Sudden onset of sharp throbbing pain 24 hrs. Ago in the concha of my lef outter ear, same pain 1 hr. Later on left side of my head near the crown.?

Sudden onset of sharp throbbing pain 24 hrs. Ago in the concha of my lef outter ear, same pain 1 hr. Later on left side of my head near the crown.?

Sinus or tooth....: Given the short description of symptoms, several possibilities come to mind. You could have an ear or sinus infection that is referring pain to your tooth. Or you could have toothache that is referring pain to your ear. Best to see your md or dds to rule out either or both. An xray of your tooth is needed.

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The concha part of my ear always looks dirty even when I clean in with a rag and soap everyday. Its always dark. What do I do?

The concha part of my ear always looks dirty even when I clean in with a rag and soap everyday. Its always dark. What do I do?

Dirty concha: You may have some acne which is along the ear look dirty. Try some acne cream with benzoyl peroxide on it for a few days. If no change in a week or two, see a dermatologist or an ENT doctor and they can help. Good luck. Feel better.

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I've noticed a hard, painful, bulging near the concha of my left ear, right underneath the antihelix and the pain keeps increasing. What should I do?

I've noticed a hard, painful, bulging near the concha of my left ear, right underneath the antihelix and the pain keeps increasing. What should I do?

Warm compresses: A first step is to try warm compresses. If you develop redness, increased pain, or any fever, this may be an infection that needs to be drained. If it doesn't go away within a few days, do see the doctor for evaluation.

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Had a bump in cavum concha of ear x4 days. Today I popped it & yellowish fluid came out. Cleaned w/alcohol & put neosporin on. Is it bad I did this?

Had a bump in cavum concha of ear x4 days. Today I popped it & yellowish fluid came out. Cleaned w/alcohol & put neosporin on. Is it bad I did this?

Abscess: You probably popped a small bacterial abscess. This will likely be ok that your using Neosporin as well. Keep monitoring your ear to make sure no other infection has occurred. Then you will likely need to be on oral antibiotics.

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I have a small lump on the back side of my ear behind the concha area I have had some sharp pains in my other ear before this appeared but not constan

I have a small lump on the back side of my ear behind the concha area I have had some sharp pains in my other ear before this appeared but not constan

Ear pain: The lump on one side MAY be a sebaceous cyst but the fact that the other ear is also involved suggests the POSSIBILITY of an infection. Please see your doctor to clear this up ASAP. Peace and good health.

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I have big pimple in my ear on my concha it was filled with pus but popped and blood and pus came out and then the next day it filled with pus again?

I have big pimple in my ear on my concha it was filled with pus but popped and blood and pus came out and then the next day it filled with pus again?

Any piercing?: This sounds like a deeper infection than a pimple. Did you have a piercing there? The bursting and simple drainage was not enough so a medical professional should examine your ear for foreign particles, and deep infection it could require lancing drainage and antibiotic.

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Big pimple in my ear, on the concha. It popped and pus, yellow stuff/blood came out. Now it's refilling with pus again.

Big pimple in my ear, on the concha. It popped and pus, yellow stuff/blood came out. Now it's refilling with pus again.

See ENT or derm: Either an ear Dr or a skin Dr will numb this and scrape away the offending tissue. Probably will be cauterized with ferric subsulfate and heal in 1 or 2 weeks.

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3 days post septoplasty turbinate something and concha bullosa and had balloons used in sinus cavities. And tube in ear. But am having temple headach?

3 days post septoplasty turbinate something and concha bullosa and had balloons used in sinus cavities. And tube in ear. But am having temple headach?

Your surgeon can hel: The first source for help is your doctor who did the operation. Headaches are not uncommon if your nasal passages are blocked.
You may use Tylenol (Paracetamol) for the time being till you get hold of your doctor.

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I had an onset of a sharp, throbbing pain in the concha of left ear and in a larger area 3 inches above left ear, 48 hoursago. There is no tooth pain and fever. What should I do?

I had an onset of a sharp, throbbing pain in the concha of left ear and in a larger area 3 inches above left ear, 48 hoursago. There is no tooth pain and fever. What should I do?

See your MD: First go to your primary care physician for a regular check up, he will refer you to an ent (ear, nose and throat) specialist or a neurologist to determine if it is a muscle related issue or nerve issue, also a visit to your dentist to make sure there is not an impacted wisdom tooth causing all this trouble.

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Have bilateral concha bullosa on left, hypertrophied right inferior turbinate, deviated nasal septum.2 swollen nodes on front nd bck of right ear. Why?

Have bilateral concha bullosa on left, hypertrophied right inferior turbinate, deviated nasal septum.2 swollen nodes on front nd bck of right ear. Why?

Anatomy: Concha bullosae are enlarged middle turbinates, which is a variant type of anatomy, causing nasal obstruction. Enlarged inferior turbinates also cause difficulty breathing. A deviated septum is a crooked divider between the right and left nostrils, also causing difficulty breathing. Swollen nodes might be a reaction to a recent or chronic infection. See an otolaryngologist for evaluation.

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How do I stop an itchy outer ear?

How do I stop an itchy outer ear?

Itchy outer ear: Hello. Using cold compresses to the ear will immediately help to reduce ear itching and redness. Using a steroid cream on a 2x/day for no longer than 14 days will help to resolve the itching. Also a medication like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will resolve the itching rather quickly.

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What's the purpose of the outer ear auricle?

What's the purpose of the outer ear auricle?

Outer ear auricle: At one time in our development, the outer ear used to be as big as an elephant's auricle. Only kidding. The purpose of all of the structures of the outer ear are to funnel sound waves down the canal towards the eardrum. A equally good question is why do we have ear wax to clutter the entire system up?

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What can I do for extreme pain in outer ear?

Infection: Extreme pain can mean infection or inflammation. Is there swelling around the ear? You can try applying some ice and over the counter pain killers. If it has been on going for few hours, call your pcp.

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Lately I'm experiencing frequent itchy outer ear?

Lately I'm experiencing frequent itchy outer ear?

Itchy ear: An itchy ear can have many causes. You may have dry skin, be reacting to something that's touching your ear or it could be a discrete skin condition like eczema or psoriasis. A fungal infection is also possible. I suggest that you see your doctor to examine your ear (s) to see if there are discrete lesions/ rash or color change noticeable. In the mean time, try not to scratch your ear.

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What can I do/take for extreme pain in outer ear?

See an ent doctor: If the pain is that extreme see a doctor to find tjhe cause and treat it properly.