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Just got shingles. Have pain from chin to my ear. Will it blister the whole way? Can not eat as my mouth hurts. My ear is so sore. Got meds. Now what?

Just got shingles. Have pain from chin to my ear. Will it blister the whole way? Can not eat as my mouth hurts. My ear is so sore. Got meds. Now what?

Shingles: I am very sorry to hear this. Shingles can be a very miserable experience. Take your medications. Treat your pain. And, when you are cleared up from this please get the shingles vaccine so this does not happen to you again. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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What do I do for an allergic reaction to Neosporin on my ears, it has blistered and cracked in just one day. Do i wash with antibacterial soap? Benadr

What do I do for an allergic reaction to Neosporin on my ears, it has blistered and cracked in just one day. Do i wash with antibacterial soap? Benadr

Try cortisone cream: Your best bet is hydrocortisone cream OTC. If it does not fast or well enough, you will need to see your doctor to get a more potent Rx cortisone preparation. Unfortunately the damage has already been done and thus simply wash it out with soap and water would be fine (if in the ear canals and not outer ears, but sure to dry the canal out gently with a Qtip since alcohol will cause to much pain. ...Read more

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I'm on antibiotics for a viral infection in my ear with blisters on my ear drum. I forgot to ask the doctor.Do I need 2 keep my ear dry when showering?

I'm on antibiotics for a viral infection in my ear with blisters on my ear drum. I forgot to ask the doctor.Do I need 2 keep my ear dry when showering?

Drum intact?Water OK: If the drum is intact (and it sounds like it is) you need not worry about water in the shower. Dry your ears afterwards, but do not stick anything into the ear. When the eardrum is perforated (broken), then you need to avoid getting water inside the ear. That said, if the antibiotics you are taking are drops, then water in the ear will dilute them, and you will not want to do that. ...Read more

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What may cause an outer ear blister?

What may cause an outer ear blister?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My child is 19 month old her outer ear on the top seems to be red and blistering is there something i can do for this?

My child is 19 month old her outer ear on the top seems to be red and blistering is there something i can do for this?

See your DR.: Neosporin is not only useless, it is a common sensitizer causing allergic reactions. Same for bacitracin. Studies clearly show that they neither cure nor prevent infections. Throw it away. Same for triple antibiotic. Needs to be seen to determine what, if any, treatment might help. ...Read more

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I have a blister like bump behind near inbetween my head and ear.Its the same colour as my skin and hurts like a blister when i touch it. What is it?

I have a blister like bump behind near inbetween my head and ear.Its the same colour as my skin and hurts like a blister when i touch it. What is it?

Could be: Blisters can be from an infection, allergic reactions or from injuries. A complete history and examination will help the doctor determin the likely cause. ...Read more