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Swollen itchy ears just on the outside?

Swollen itchy ears just on the outside?

See your doctor: It could be a contact dermatitis or an infection or another cause. Your doctor would need to examine your ear in order to diagnose it. ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

Yes, because: pus usually means infection, even if you don't have any other signs. Show it to your doctor because you might need antibiotics. ...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