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Blister type bump on my tragus? Swollen, sore, burning sensation that turns my ear and cheek red.

Blister type bump on my tragus? Swollen, sore, burning sensation that turns my ear and cheek red.

Shingles?: If there is more than one bump (check in ear canal and behind ear lobe: very likely this could be shingles. Other viruses like coxsackie can cause this too. Of course bacterial infection cold do the same. ...Read more

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A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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My hearing is muffled. Did my eardrum burst?

My hearing is muffled. Did my eardrum burst?

Not likely: There are many, far more common causes of hearing loss. See an ENT specialist and take a look at http://www.Richmondent.Com/ear-nose-throat/ears-hearing.Php. ...Read more

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The skin behind my left ear feel like it's crawling itches with bump on skull behind ear?

The skin behind my left ear feel like it's  crawling  itches with bump on skull behind ear?

Doctor can examine: Bumps are hard to figure out without an exam. Sometimes, they appear and disappear for unknown reasons. Bumps may be ok if there is no pain, oozing, bleeding, itching, etc... Otherwise, the causes may be irritant or allergic (something touched the area), or may be from blocked pores, blocked glands, irritated follicles, etc... A doctor can look at the bumps to help get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Small bump behind my baby's ear.

Small bump behind my baby's ear.

Lymph node: Posterior auricular lymph nodes are often enlarged behind the ears of infants as a result of cradle cap, scratches to the scalp or infections of the external ear canal. The mastoid process is a normal bony structure of the skull which is behind, and slightly below the ear. Lymph nodes are generally rubbery in texture and somewhat motile, while the mastoid is larger, hard, and non-mobile. ...Read more

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My ear is swollen, sore and blocked. Biting, opening my mouth and touching my ear hurts. Started with what felt like a pimple in my ear. Thank you.

My ear is swollen, sore and blocked. Biting, opening my mouth and  touching  my ear hurts. Started with what felt like a pimple in my ear. Thank you.

This is: Most probably an external ottitis and you may need antibiotics. Please consult your doctor now: family practitioner or ent. Do not delay! ...Read more

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My earring is embedded inside my ear lobe! help?

My earring is embedded inside my ear lobe! help?

See an ENT: They can remove it under local anesthesia if needed. ...Read more

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My ear hurts throbbing an my throat is sore?

My ear hurts throbbing an my throat is sore?

See your doc!: It's sounds like you may have an ear infection or other problem brewing. If you don't improve despite usual supportive measures, you should see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Pimple in my ear, hurts. Discharge of small fluid from ear?

Pimple in my ear, hurts. Discharge of small fluid from ear?

See below: Use a warm compress as much as possible. The pimple will drain, then heal. ...Read more

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I have a really bad ear infection witch hurts my head and face and when i clean ear blood comes out and my ear smells, my ear drum burst around 2 year?

I have a really bad ear infection witch hurts my head and face and when i clean ear blood comes out and my ear smells, my ear drum burst around 2 year?

Ear drainage: Drainage like that usually indicates an ear infection, especially if you have s history of a hole in the drum. You probably need antibiotic drops and maybe pills. Go see your pcp or ent. ...Read more

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How long should my sons ear ooze puss from his tube in a ear infection?

How long should  my sons ear ooze puss from his tube in a ear infection?

Should respond : If you've started treatment with drops or oral meds the drainage should begin to subside within a few days. Failure to respond may mean there is too much drainage coming out for drops to be effective & a trip to the dr to have the drainage suctioned clear may be necessary. Check with your md. ...Read more

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Should i pop my coldsore blisters?

Should i pop my coldsore blisters?

No: No, nothing to gained, and possibly cause problems, . ...Read more

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I have blisters on my throat & my left ear hurts, why?

I have blisters on my throat & my left ear hurts, why?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Could water behind my ear cause my ear infection and pain?

Could water behind my ear cause my ear infection and pain?

Check with MD: This is an easy one to diagnose in a doctor's office, so go an get it checked out. Remember most ear infections, especially in the young, are caused by viral infection, so antibiotics don't work. ...Read more

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I've had a head cold. When i blow my nose my ear pops.

I've had a head cold. When i blow my nose my ear pops.

ETD: Eustachian tube dysfunction. Te eustachian tube is blocked due to congestion. When you blow your nose the tube opens and then closes again. ...Read more

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Scratched my ear drum with my pinky finger and now i'm hearing a ringing sound--what should I do?

Scratched my ear drum with my pinky finger and now i'm hearing a ringing sound--what should I do?

See ENT doctor: It is unlikely you can scratch your own ear drum. It is more likely you scratched your ear canal and caused bleeding and pain. See an ENT doctor asap! ...Read more