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Itchy Painful Ear Lobes
I have a gland below my ear lobe I do not have the flu or any ear pain but this gland is painful and my skin is all itchy on my hands and face?
See doctor: You need an exam. Could be the parotid gland. Very painful when inflamed and infected. Get checked out ...Read more
Ear issues:earache, itchy, drip sound when laying, liquid spouting out during sleep, infections, must dry after bathing or severe pain, suggestions?38yrold
My son is 15, he broke out on cheeks, underneath neck, ear lobe and back of next in very small bumps, itchy and hot to the touch.?
?contact reaction: Sounds like he may be having a contact dermatitis. This is an irritant or allergic reaction to something put on the skin. Does he shave? Any new products on the face? Have him try a soothing lotion like aveeno (oatmeal) and some Hydrocortisone lotion. If the rash increases or swelling develops, have it checked by the doctor. ...Read more
Sebaceous cysts: Many people have these cysts, which develop in the earlobes and behind the ears. They are oily, containing sebum, and sometimes can get infected. If you're able to express and drain them on your own, I would not be too concerned. If you develop a large one or it becomes infected, then sometimes surgical removal is necessary. ...Read more
Could i be allergic to fake jewelry, my ear lobes get real swollen, itchy, full of pus and crusty?
I have this dry rash like things behind my ears and lobes down to the side of my neck just above my shoulders and my cheeks its itchy but its not red?
Need an Exam: Please go see your physician today. A rash that is spreading is not to be ignored. We do not offer treatment here on Health Tap. ...Read more
Hi woke today with sores on my ear lobe, red not itchy and going scabby? Did have ear infection 3 weeks ago but this is other side
Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?
?ECZEMA: This appears to be eczema. Did you use a new soap, facial cream or lotion.If you did stop using it. Take oral benadryll. You can try an over the counter steroid cream--if not better see your doctor. ...Read more
Ear sore to touch on tragus/lobe & itchy in ear. Preceded by cut at outer ear canal. Now slight itch/barely any pain. Still need to get exam/infected?
Yes: The likely cause is Eczematoid otitis externa. See ENT for ear cleaning and treatment. ...Read more
What is hidradenitis? Have a leaky cyst on upper ear lobe-very painful ear top and back of ear, is this it? Hot compresses and squeezing out fluids.
Hydradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin disease that commonly affects areas bearing apocrine sweat glands or sebaceous glands, such as the underarms, breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks. The ear lobe is not a likely location. You should have this scene by a doctor and if necessary referred to a dermatologist. ...Read more
My partner has 2 lumps on the back of her skull, 1 at each side and its painful for her to touch, her ears are also itchy. What could this be?
Several things: It could be a number of things. This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. ...Read more
Most commonly: These would be little patches of inflammation/irritation, but without being itchy it is less likely to be an allergic or inflammatory reaction. Perhaps they are petechiae which can result when tiny blood vessels called capillaries burst under the skin. They can be caused by injury/trauma. OK to watch for a few days. If more develop, become painful or irritated, see your Doctor/Dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a very painful and itchy black head inside my ear to where I can't even see it what could I do to get rid of it without causing damage to my ear?
See a dermatologist: These are difficult to remove. An experienced dermatologist will take care of it and will not damage your ear. ...Read more
Ear is painful, sore, irritating and itchy. Looks like a small bump inside my ear, just discovered the bump tonight, had symptoms for a week.
This sounds: Most like an infected sebaceous cyst; you can call it a pimple if you want. It is actually pretty common and results from dead skin cells and oils getting infected. You might try some OTC polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment for a day or two, but if it doesn't improve quickly see your doctor for prescription antibiotics, either topical or oral. Don't squeeze it/prick it! ...Read more
I have very painful and itchy pimples in my scalp and around my ears. What are they? Kindly suggest me a way out. Thanks!
Skin tag type growth I was born with removed off my ear (shaved). Day 2. It's a little swollen, little painful and itchy, and lighter than skin. Norm?
Yes: Continue to monitor your symptoms and stay out of the sun. If it continues to swell and becomes more painful, be checked for infection. All the best and make sure you keep your regular follow up as well. ...Read more
I have a sore on my ear that is not going away. It is painful and itchy at times and sometimes my whole ear itches. The pain from the sore can wake me?
See MD: Any non healing sore needs to be looked at particularly by a dermatologist, especially if it is on the outer ear. See ENT if the sore is in the ear canal. ...Read more
Red skin with a silver or scaly texture appeared behind my ear. It's not itchy, oozing, painful or noticeable. I only saw it when looking in a mirror.
Painful bump behind the ear pain spreads across head when touched and gets worse over time accompanied by headaches and itchy scalp. Scalp feels bumpy?
Painful bump: The painful bump may a lymph node that may be infected ...Read more
My ear has a red lump beside the ear-piercing which is itchy and a bit painful, however there is no bleeding or pus so I don't know if its infected.?
Sounds infected: Go and have this looked at before it becomes more severe. ...Read more
Stinging burning inside ears, itchy stinging scalp above ears, very painful stiffening of neck behind ears & down to shoulders, stinging skin of arm.?
For the past 8 months I've suffere with a severe itchy, smelly, oozing, sore scalp. I have very painful lumps behind ears & in my neck. No relief!
Large painful lump on scalp behind ear then smaller lumps down neck itchy painful. Diagnosed with shingles but no blisters 5th day. Something else?
Zoster sine zoster: Or shingles without a rash can occur but is not generally linked to a group of enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more
Mom last night had hives all over head, itchy sore scalp, red & painful ears. Had to use ice packs & Benadryl. What could it be & what should she do?
See Doc: If the area is painful and itchy involving only half of the head area, this is likely shingles. Consult your doctor immediately since timely dosing with anti-viral medication may shorten the duration and severity of the disease. ...Read more
Scalp itching. Painful in 2 areas. Itchy neck and vaginal itching. Underskin lump on earlobe & 3 spots on ear & swollen tragus on other ear. Noticed black dots on nails&small rash on chest. I'm iron deficient & also taking lansoprazole.
Dermatologist: Your cluster of symptoms points to a systemic disease condition. Recommend that you consult a dermatologist promptly. ...Read more
I have painful but not enlarge lymph node under jaw enlarge(bean size)i have also sore throat, earache, mouth ulcer, itchy tinea barbae. What shuld I do?
See a doctor: You need to see your family doctor or an ENT asap and if they don't find anything your next stop should be at your dentist. Do not wait. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more
2 months after oral have soft bump on hard pallate, painful. Bumps above tonsil. Have hpv shot. Clear fluid bubbles on gums occasionally. Hoarse voice and itchy throat. Not infection(been tested) jaw pain+ear ache drainage on throat frequently?
Hay fever, cough with mucous, sore painful throat, hoarse voice, nasal congestion, itchy ears. Which is better, benadryl or Allegra?
How long since pierc: You will want to see a DR, preferably a dermatologist. You may need to stop using anything in it. A common cause for this is the use of an ointment which causes an allergic or irritant reaction. AVOID bacitracin, neomycin, triple antibiotic, peroxide, tea tree oil as these are common causes for what you describe. Water (shower) is good for this. ...Read more
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