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Itchy Swollen Ear Lobe
Could I be allergic to fake jewelry, my ear lobes get real swollen, itchy, full of pus and crusty?
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
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
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 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
Good day I got an upper ear piercing and around it felt itchy so I itched it and now it seems to be swollen it doesn't hurt or anything but I can see i?
My 18year old son said his forehead an ears are slightly swollen an itchy he don't no why. Just happened today.
I just got my ears pierced a few weeks ago and when I clean one of them pus comes, it's not red, swollen, or itchy. Should I be concerned?
Hi! I have a swollen, hot, red, itchy ear! It sometimes hurts when I touch it but not all the time. I recently went swimming? What do you think it is?
Otitis externa is a: Likely diagnosis with a story like that. Otitis can become quite serious relatively quickly. See your primary MD or urgent clinic for evaluation. They will determine the severity of infection and prescribe appropriate antibiotics. Some doctors here on HealthTap may be able to look at your ear with a video consult and make the diagnosis and Rx. Good luck! ...Read more
The top outside of my 7 year old son's ear is bright red, swollen, hot to the touch, he says it is very itchy. It is only one ear. No sign of bug bi?
Insect bite: Sometimes the bite mark can be subtle. Sun burn can cause same finding but usually affects both ears. In either case, cold compress should be of help in relieving swelling and itching. ...Read more
I have my right tonsil swollen doesn't hurt but my ear on the same side feels itchy and stuffy and my neck is also feeling a little soar. Please help!?
Could be cold or:
Allergy. It would depend upon whether or not you have ever had allergies, whether you also have a fever, whether your nose is also stuffy/runny.....
If it has been going on a few days see your doctor.
Maybe call the nurse at yiour doctor's office to give a few more details and they can help you decide on taking an over the counter medicine, or making an appointment. ...Read more
Wet itchy ears all the time, if I scratch with my finger wet and wax I can feel. 2 times a month they get swollen inside from me itching, feel water?
Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today.?
Swollen lymph nodes: Lymph nodes often swell in response to infection or inflammation. These gland may feel tender behind the ear or beneath the angle of the mandible. You may also feel tenderness beneath the chin. If the light brown spot has been sensitive for a short period, it will likely resolve on its own. It may simply be an abrasion or pustule. Give it time. If it fails to resolve, see derm doctor ...Read more
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
What could this be? My ear is swollen, red, warm to the touch, & sometimes itchy. My neck is swollen& I feel something like tiny bones
Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
You will be examined, probably sent for either blood work and/or an xray study.
Please let me know how things went. ...Read more
Severe ear pain with fluid coming out, jaw pain, what looks like cold soars... All in left side. Face is swollen and cheek very itchy.?
Probably shingles: You should. See a doctor for diafnosis and treatment Shingles can become very painful ...Read more
I've had itchy scalp for a while and 3 weeks ago had a tender, swollen node behind my ear. Its smaller but still tender. Dr not concerned, how long?
Lymph node: Local infections can be associated with acute enlargement of lymph nodes in the region. These nodes act as filters of the small vessels which transport lymph fluid. Bacteria are trapped in the nodes and processed by the body. Destruction of the infectious materials results in inflammation. These reactive nodes can be very tender...This enlargement and tenderness can last for weeks. ...Read more
Lump near jaw behind ear at times it is swollen having a burning feeling in neck upper chest and across upper back. Parts of body itchy.
Well: The lump could be a swollen lymph node which could mean an infection present you should get checked out immediately! ...Read more
Ear canal swollen and same ear and eye on left side bumps all over and itchiness. Could there be something in ear or just allergic reaction.?
Allergic reaction: The itchy bumps imply an allergic reaction and should respond to some over the counter cortisone cream, but swelling of the ear canal usually means an outer ear infection (such as "swimmer's ear") and usually ear drops would be prescribed. Occasionally white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide can be used for mild swimmer's ear. ...Read more
I believe I have a boil behind my ear. It red and swollen and tender. It popped and is a little itchy. Do I need to worry about spread of infection?
Best to see DR: A boil in tat area is close to the mastoid and needs an exam to access if antibiotics are needed ...Read more
I have a itchy feeling in my throat/chest. Thoat feels swollen on outside. Popping in center of chest. Ears feels full of fluid. Headaches back head.?
Close computer: And proceed to your local ER or UC clinic for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment: you must be examined asap. ...Read more
My inner ears and throat are itchy. Throat is really red and a bit swollen. Allergies? Acid reflux? What can I take?
Could be both: Itching of the ear, roof of the mouth, and throat are commonly associated with allergies. However, here in utah there are no pollens out this time of year, and spring pollens haven't arrived yet. So unless you are exposed to a new pet, it's less likely. If your throat is visibly red reflux is possible, but it would be reaching very high up. Viral illness may be more likely. ...Read more