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My earlobe is red, swollen and bumpy with a burning, itchy feeling. Do you know what it could be?

My earlobe is red, swollen and bumpy with a burning, itchy feeling.  Do you know what it could be?

It sounds like a: contact dermatitis or allergic reaction at your earlobe. Do you wear pierced earrings? If you do,stop wearing them immediately. Get a steroid cream or ointment from your Dr.to relive these symptoms. Also try benadryl (diphenhydramine) to relieve itch and swelling. ...Read more

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Right bottom earlobe has Been itchy since I was a my dad's a few days ago now 2 days later it is swollen hot to touch , itchy and little bumps?

Right bottom earlobe has Been itchy since I was a my dad's a few days ago now 2 days later it is swollen hot to touch , itchy and little bumps?

Infected?: Sounds like it might have gotten irritated and then a skin infection. Suggest wash it with hydrogen peroxide to clear off dead skin. Then put topical antibiotic ointment on it a couple of times a day and see if quiets down in 2-3 days. If not, see your Dr or Urgent Care for check. ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy ears, that spread to neck & face. I have a swollen gland/lump beside the jaw bone (right under my earlobe). What can this be?

I have extremely itchy ears, that spread to neck & face. I have a swollen gland/lump beside the jaw bone (right under my earlobe). What can this be?

Possible allergy: If you wear earrings and have this rash you may be allergic to the nickel in the earrings. See a dermatologist or your general doctor who can prescribe a cortisone cream and stop wearing the earrings till the rash has gone away. You may want to go have patch testing done at a dermatologist office to see if you are allergic to nickel. There are earrings made of titanium is rare to be allergic to. ...Read more

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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 doesnt hurt or anything but i can see i?

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 doesnt hurt or anything but i can see i?

Itching & swelling: May just be irritated from the surgery (Yes, piercing is a surgical procedure), but may be infected. If swelling/itching still present in a day or two, see your GP or Urgent Care. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today. ?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Swollen ear: 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

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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 ?

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

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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.?

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

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I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?

I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as  itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?

Dandruff?: Try washing your scalp frequently, daily would not be too much. It may take a few months of this, on regular basis for the scalp to be healthy and the lymph nodes to regress. ...Read more