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Doctor insights on: Itchy Swollen Ear Lobes

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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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. ?

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 and some Hydrocortisone lotion. If the rash increases or swelling develops, have it checked by the doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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My 18year old son said his forehead an ears are slightly swollen an itchy he don't no why. Just happened today.

My 18year old son said his forehead an ears are slightly swollen an itchy he don't no why. Just happened today.

An allergy?: It is possible it is an allergic reaction on the skin. Check to see if he is using any new products on his skin. This could be a prescription or over the counter substance like a new type of soap or moisturizer. ...Read more

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What causes itchy white bumps behind ear lobes? I can pop them and the white stuff comes out.

What causes itchy white bumps behind ear lobes? I can pop them and the white stuff comes out.

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

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
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Use eardrops as directed
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Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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My left undereye area and my left ear are itchy, swollen and red I don't know why?

Allergic reaction: This sounds allergic; however, you must be examined. OK to use OTC antihistamine like Benadryl or Zyrtec until seen. ...Read more

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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

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Ear is swollen really red & raw skin is peeling off with red itchy patches going down my body?

Ear is swollen really red & raw skin is peeling off with red itchy patches going down my body?

Allergic reaction: If it's not painful it's likely to be an allergic reaction. Especially if it's spreading. Benadryl is a good start but if it keeps going seek medical attention soon. ...Read more

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