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71 yr old female. Pain on outside portion of left ear. Had herpes zoster virus of left ear 15 yrs ago. No blisters. Symptoms began last night.?

71 yr old female.  Pain on outside portion of left ear.  Had herpes zoster virus of left ear 15 yrs ago.  No blisters.
Symptoms began last night.?

Possible herpes: If she did not have anything outside the ear look inside the ear canal you may find one or two, if you find them that is it. If you do nt search for other reasons. ...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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Six year old has itchy raised oozing blisters behind both ears and a few on the top of her head appearing for over a week. She has no other symptoms.

Six year old has itchy raised oozing blisters behind both ears and a few on the top of her head appearing for over a week. She has no other symptoms.

Infection: This is a classic description for impetigo, a skin infection passed from site to site by the scratching of this child. Initial treatment by blotting with peroxide/drying and applying an antibiotic cream may help some.However, it may require an oral medication. ...Read more

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Does facial palsy always present with ramsay hunt syndrome, I have all other symptoms, only pain is to the back of my head and neck.Blisters in ear etc?

Does facial palsy always present with ramsay hunt syndrome, I have all other symptoms, only pain is to the back of my head and neck.Blisters in ear etc?

RHS : Facial paralys can present few days before or after onset of other symptoms in rhs. Acute facial paralysis is the hallmark of rhs, but the syndrome as described by dr. Hunt can have varying presentation, making the history and physical examination the most important tool. Other nerves in close proximity to the facial nerve can be affected by vzv. Focus is on differential diagnosis and treatment. ...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?

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

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Blister on the opening of ear sore only when touched or banged opening nearly shut?

Blister on the opening of ear sore only when touched or banged opening nearly shut?

Ear: what you describe sounds like an infected cyst. These usually need to be drained and antibiotics given. Do not try and do this yourself. Go have this evaluated at a clinic. ...Read more

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I have a small, painful if touched, liquid filled blister on the back of my ear, what is this?

I have a small, painful if touched, liquid filled blister on the back of my ear, what is this?

Cyst or abscess: it sounds like you may have a cyst or an abscess behind your ear. I would apply warm compresses (like a warm hot cloth, four times a day and see if it gets better after that ...Read more