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My Ear Lobe Is Itchy
Hi woke today with sores on my ear lobe , red not itchy and going scabby? Did have ear infection 3 weeks ago but this is other side
My son is 15, he broke out on cheeks, underneath neck, ear lobe and back of next in very small bumps, itchy and hot to the touch. ?
?contact reaction: Sounds like he may be having a contact dermatitis. This is an irritant or allergic reaction to something put on the skin. Does he shave? Any new products on the face? Have him try a soothing lotion like aveeno (oatmeal) and some Hydrocortisone lotion. If the rash increases or swelling develops, have it checked by the doctor. ...Read more
Sebaceous cysts: Many people have these cysts, which develop in the earlobes and behind the ears. They are oily, containing sebum, and sometimes can get infected. If you're able to express and drain them on your own, I would not be too concerned. If you develop a large one or it becomes infected, then sometimes surgical removal is necessary. ...Read more
I have this dry rash like things behind my ears and lobes down to the side of my neck just above my shoulders and my cheeks its itchy but its not red?
Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?
Ear sore to touch on tragus/lobe & itchy in ear. Preceded by cut at outer ear canal. Now slight itch/barely any pain. Still need to get exam/infected?
I have a circular red spot between chin and ear lobe, not painfull not itchy. I have taking oral antibiotics and applied many different creams ?
Watch closely: Better not apply too many creams if not symptomatic. If persists more then a week or becomes symptomatic would need to be seen. ...Read more
Itchy outer ear: Hello. Using cold compresses to the ear will immediately help to reduce ear itching and redness. Using a steroid cream on a 2x/day for no longer than 14 days will help to resolve the itching. Also a medication like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will resolve the itching rather quickly. ...Read more