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I have a non-itchy rash on my earlobe, nowhere else. My cats recently got fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?

I have a non-itchy rash on my earlobe, nowhere else. My cats recently got fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?

Swimmers ear: It is possible to get flea bites but they are usually itchy. If you have been swimming lately, you may have an otitis external or swimmers ear. Make sure you dry your ear well after a shower, bath, or swimming. If is painful, red, or has a discharge see a doctor. You may need antibiotics and some ear drops for the discomfort. ...Read more

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What will you feel if an fleas came into womans ear???

What will you feel if an fleas came into womans ear???

Good question: Chloe, fleas generally like fur so unlikely they would be too interested in your ear! However, any insect that gets in an ear can be uncomfortable. Try shining a flashlight on the outside because some insects will come to the light. If this doesn't work, use either peroxide or oil to drown and drain it out. Sometimes a muscle twitching in an ear feels like a bug. It will go away. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can fleas enter your ear?

Can fleas enter your ear?

Yes: Any insect can enter your ear, but it is unusual. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do get flea out of the ear?

How do get flea out of the ear?

Irrigation: If you have an insect in the ear canal, the safest method to get rid of it is gentle irrigation with warm water, best done by an ENT physician. ...Read more

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I think I have a flea in my ear. How can I get it out?

I think I have a flea in my ear. How can I get it out?

Mineral oil: If you do not have a hole or tube in the drum you can suffocate the bug with mineral oil.Lay down on your unaffected ear and have someone fill the outer ear canal with mineral oil. Similar products can also be used. Let it sit for a while and then change position, letting the oil drain out. The flea may or may not be dead but it should flow out. ...Read more

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Could people get ear mites from cats?

No: Humans are generally immune to feline ear mites. ...Read more

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Can fleas live in your ears and nose?

Can fleas live in your ears and nose?

Not likely: I have not seen any case of it. I don't think it's possible for fleas to survive in the area that you asked. ...Read more

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While picking fleas off my dog I got a big itch in my ear, relived by q-tips but I'm scared a flea is in there even tho I don't have any more itching.

While picking fleas off my dog I got a big itch in my ear, relived by q-tips but I'm scared a flea is in there even tho I don't have any more itching.

Not to worry: Dog fleas preferentially stick with dogs. They generally do not like humans and will drop off if they land on a human. A flea in your ear would, if lodged there, cause continuous symptoms - some painful and annoying. You probably have nothing wrong with your ear. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a flea in your ear? While picking fleas off my dog I felt an itch in my ear, used qtips to relive the itch but I'm afraid.

How do you know if you have a flea in your ear? While picking fleas off my dog I felt an itch in my ear, used qtips to relive the itch but I'm afraid.

Flea in ear: Your doc can rinse out your ear and the flea will come out, along w/ear wax. Peace and good health. Be careful w/Qtips. You don't want to puncture your eardrum. ...Read more

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Ready for bed and my cat was laying on me, I was itching g his neck and a flea jumped off him to my face into my ear. How do I get it out?

Ready for bed and my cat was laying on me, I was itching g his neck and a flea jumped off him to my face into my ear. How do I get it out?

Insect in ear: First thing to do is smother it so it stops moving. An oily ear drop, vegetable oil or even mineral oil to fill the ear canal will work. Press on outer ear to remove air bubble. Cover with cotten plug. In 30 min gently irrigate with warm water and bulb syringe. Do NOT use alcohol, peroxide or any other toxic substance. ...Read more

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Does ear infections and having cats at home are related?

Does ear infections and having cats at home are related?

See below: No. There has not been an association shown with allergies and ear infections. ...Read more

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10 month old daughter has few petechiae on neck for a few days, she is well. Today my 3 year old boy has a few petechiae on his ear. Cat fleas?

10 month old daughter has few petechiae on neck for a few days, she is well. Today my 3 year old boy has a few petechiae on his ear. Cat fleas?

Petechiae?: Petechiae are a very particular kind of red spot that does not blanch with pressure and usually is not raised. It can be a sign of serious disease. However they are also common (above the nipple line) in kids just from things like coughing or breath-holding. Flea bites are normally raised, do blanch with pressure, and itch. ...Read more

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Can pubic fleas go into hair on your head?

Can pubic fleas go into hair on your head?

Yes, it's possible: Public lice (crabs) have their favorite spots, and their less-favorite places. They prefer pubic hair, armpit hair, beards, moustaches, and eyebrows... over scalp hair. However, they can grab onto scalp and be found there. If the eggs are very white, and "bugs" are on the scalp, those are likely head lice. The treatment is the same type of medication (such as Nix). ...Read more

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I was also wondering if you could tell me a little bit more about head injuries in cats?

I was also wondering if you could tell me a little bit more about head injuries in cats?

WrongQuestionForSite: On this site we answer and discuss Medical conditions/problems in humans. We are not qualified to treat Cats. Ask this question to a Vetrinarian or veterinarian site ...Read more

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Could a head cats can with out contrast show a tumor in the brain?

Could a head cats can with out contrast show a tumor in the brain?

Works well: A non-contrast CAT scan should show presence of any significant tumor in the brain. ...Read more

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If you put a cat or dog flea collar on a girl's ponytail, is that an effective way to kill head lice?

If you put a cat or dog flea collar on a girl's ponytail, is that an effective way to kill head lice?

No!: Flea collars are designed to kill parasites that infest cats & dogs, not human head lice. Not only would it not work, but there is some evidence that the chemicals in flea collars might be toxic to children, particularly young ones. There are several effective fda-approved treatments for head lice; stick with those. ...Read more

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When going pee, there is a little pain between rectum and penis. Also he haves pubic fleas and smal dots on head of penis. What is that?

When going pee, there is a little pain between rectum and penis. Also he haves pubic fleas and smal dots on head of penis. What is that?

Here are some. ..: Feeling little ache as described at peeing suggests irritation in the prostate, but without further detailed Hx & physical exam, it's hard to give a definite answer. Clinically, if the symptom persists or worsens, seek pro-evaluation & counseling. Besides, the concern on small dot on glans penis & pubic fleas requires a direct look so to confirm if both are related or foreskin-related. ...Read more

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I had a spot on my hip last night and I thought it was a flea bite but now I've woken up this morning and it has got a yellow head on it like a pimple?

I had a spot on my hip last night and I thought it was a flea bite but now I've woken up this morning and it has got a yellow head on it like a pimple?

See below: The description suggests a small area of bacterial infection of the skin. It's possible it started from an insect bite that became infected. Generally, warm compress and application of triple antibiotic cream may speed resolution. Should the presumed infection worsen have the area examined by a physician. ...Read more

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My ears have been ringing a lot lately. Like everyday. Couple times s day. Sometimes more than 30min. Wat can cause this?

My ears have been ringing a lot lately. Like everyday. Couple times s day. Sometimes more than 30min. Wat can cause this?

Several things: This can be due to any process affecting the 8th nerve which allows you to hear. This includes the ear drum, middle ear, semicircular canals. Even external illnesses producing changes to that nerve thru pressure, inflammation, etc. Can do this. See an ENT doctor asap. ...Read more

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Clean up ears?

Clean up ears?

Be careful: You can clean the outsides of your ears with soap and water. Be careful not to put anything (q-tips, bobby pins, pens, fingernails) into your ear canals- you can do serious harm. So long as your eardrum is intact, you can use mineral oil to keep the wax accumulation down in the canal. If you are unsure, please see an ENT who can advise you more directly. ...Read more

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Hot ears symptom of what?

Hot ears symptom of what?

Possible infection: May be an infection or a dermatitis. Get eval if persists. ...Read more

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How to stop ringing ears?

How to stop ringing ears?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What makes ears feel full?

What makes ears feel full?

Full feeling ears: Nasal congestion for a cold or nasal allergy symptoms, fluid in the ears, airplane descent or descent from high altitude, are some of the things that can make the ears full. There is physics involved, but simply put, ear feel full or plugged when the eustachian tube that is responsible for equalizing pressure between the middle ear space and the "outside" fails to do so for some reason or other. ...Read more

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How do I clean my baby's ears?

How do I clean my baby's ears?

Put Nothing Inside: Cleaning the earlobe if ine using a soft cloth. We suggest never putting anything inside the ear because there is a high risk of more serious damage th the eardrum, ear canal and internal structures. Remember never put anything smaller than your elbow in any opening of the baby's body. ...Read more

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What type of test are for ears?

What type of test are for ears?

Many: This depends a great deal on the history of your symptoms, and family history and any other pertinent information during an interview. There is the whisper test, the two word test, the finger rub test, The Weber and Rinne utilizing the tuning fork, The is the otoscopic exam, pneumatic otoscopy, tympanogram, and audiologic testing. This list is not complete, but just a start of the basics. ...Read more