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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