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What causes a itchy bumpy rash on your earlobe?

What causes a itchy bumpy rash on your earlobe?

Rash: I would suspect an allergic reaction first. Earrings, creams, ear drops would be the first things that I would think of as the most likely cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry, itchy, flaky skin around earlobe?

What to do if I have dry, itchy, flaky skin around earlobe?

Dermatitis: The skin disorder you describe is consistent with seborrheic dermatitis. This skin condition can respond to over the counter steroid cream. If this does not help, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My earlobe is red, swollen and bumpy with a burning, itchy feeling. Do you know what it could be?

My earlobe is red, swollen and bumpy with a burning, itchy feeling. Do you know what it could be?

It sounds like a: contact dermatitis or allergic reaction at your earlobe. Do you wear pierced earrings? If you do, stop wearing them immediately. Get a steroid cream or ointment from your Dr. To relive these symptoms. Also try benadryl (diphenhydramine) to relieve itch and swelling. ...Read more

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Earlobe is itchy with bumps on it and burns and water comes out of it. It hurts when I lay down?

Earlobe is itchy with bumps on it and burns and water comes out of it. It hurts when I lay down?

Sounds like: An infection. Have your doctor take a look at it. You might need to be taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a non-itchy rash on my earlobe, nowhere else. My cats recently got fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?

I have a non-itchy rash on my earlobe, nowhere else. My cats recently got fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?

Swimmers ear: It is possible to get flea bites but they are usually itchy. If you have been swimming lately, you may have an otitis external or swimmers ear. Make sure you dry your ear well after a shower, bath, or swimming. If is painful, red, or has a discharge see a doctor. You may need antibiotics and some ear drops for the discomfort. ...Read more

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Right bottom earlobe has Been itchy since I was a my dad's a few days ago now 2 days later it is swollen hot to touch, itchy and little bumps?

Right bottom earlobe has Been itchy since I was a my dad's a few days ago now 2 days later it is swollen hot to touch, itchy and little bumps?

Infected?: Sounds like it might have gotten irritated and then a skin infection. Suggest wash it with hydrogen peroxide to clear off dead skin. Then put topical antibiotic ointment on it a couple of times a day and see if quiets down in 2-3 days. If not, see your Dr or Urgent Care for check. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful, itchy, white bleeding lump behind earlobe piercing?

What to do if I have painful, itchy, white bleeding lump behind earlobe piercing?

How long since pierc: You will want to see a DR, preferably a dermatologist. You may need to stop using anything in it. A common cause for this is the use of an ointment which causes an allergic or irritant reaction. AVOID bacitracin, neomycin, triple antibiotic, peroxide, tea tree oil as these are common causes for what you describe. Water (shower) is good for this. ...Read more

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I have a red itchy bump right below my earlobe on my neck that hurts a little bit and is warm to the touch what could it be?

I have a red itchy bump right below my earlobe on my neck that hurts a little bit and is warm to the touch what could it be?

See answer: For a precise diagnosis you would have to see your physician to examen the area. Your description suggests either a small boil or skin infection or a local reaction to an insect bite. You can view pictures of a boil
on Google Images. If it's an insect bite the swelling should resolve on its own. Warm compresses will help a boil to drain. If not improving>>Dr...See: http://bit. Ly/1Hi4wm1 ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy ears, that spread to neck & face. I have a swollen gland/lump beside the jaw bone (right under my earlobe). What can this be?

I have extremely itchy ears, that spread to neck & face. I have a swollen gland/lump beside the jaw bone (right under my earlobe). What can this be?

Possible allergy: If you wear earrings and have this rash you may be allergic to the nickel in the earrings. See a dermatologist or your general doctor who can prescribe a cortisone cream and stop wearing the earrings till the rash has gone away. You may want to go have patch testing done at a dermatologist office to see if you are allergic to nickel. There are earrings made of titanium is rare to be allergic to. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an itchy ear!?

What should I do if I have an itchy ear!?

Find out why: Itchy ears can be from allergies, problems in the ear, wax or a number other causes. An ENT can look in your ear and offer options on whether you could benefit from wax removal vs medication vs should do nothing about it. Whatever you do, please don't stick anything into the er canal to try to scratch it since you can do real harm to yourself. ...Read more

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What can I do for an itchy feeling deep in the ear?

What can I do for an itchy feeling deep in the ear?

Antihistamine: Typically this is caused by allergies and release of histamine and thus the itch. An antihistamine can releive this problem but of course getting rid of the allergen is the best medicine. ...Read more

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I have an itchy ear that is sometimes moist and sometimes dry and flakey.?

I have an itchy ear that is sometimes moist and sometimes dry and flakey.?

Fungal?: I wonder if you have a fungal infection of the skin inside your ear, called Otomycosis. The other option would be more like an eczema of the ear canal but this would not often be moist. I would suggest you have your doctor take a look at it as it is difficult to diagnose without looking in your ear and that way he/she can properly treat you as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Should I see a dermatologist for itchy ear canals?

Itchy: A dermatologist will evaluate and treat itchy ears. Conditions such as dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, etc. May cause itchy ears. ...Read more

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How do I stop an itchy outer ear?

How do I stop an itchy outer ear?

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

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Lately I'm experiencing frequent itchy outer ear?

Lately I'm experiencing frequent itchy outer ear?

Itchy ear: An itchy ear can have many causes. You may have dry skin, be reacting to something that's touching your ear or it could be a discrete skin condition like eczema or psoriasis. A fungal infection is also possible. I suggest that you see your doctor to examine your ear (s) to see if there are discrete lesions/ rash or color change noticeable. In the mean time, try not to scratch your ear. ...Read more

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I have an itchy ear. Sometimes it is moist. Sometimes it is dry and flaky?

I have an itchy ear. Sometimes it is moist. Sometimes it is dry and flaky?

Dermatitis: A dry itchy flaky ear canal is a manifestation of eczema of the ear canal skin. The skin of the ear canal is like skin in any other part of the external integument covering the outside of the body. There are several remedies such as 2% salicylic acid. If an ENT doctor can not be of help, consult a dermatologist, because this is simply an inflammation of the skin or a dermatitis of ear canal. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to feel itchy in the ear after using ear drops?

Please advise if it's normal to feel itchy in the ear after using ear drops?

Yes: Yes, if you are allergic to a component of the ear drops. Or if as a response to the drops, you develop an external otitis, or "swimmers ear". ...Read more

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Why is my right ear sometime felt itchy and have fluid?

Why is my right ear sometime felt itchy and have fluid?

OE has variety cause: Sounds like some otitis externa. Irritation of the ear canal. Various causes.
Local irritation from unfortunate vigorous cleaning or water trapped in canal.
Allergic reaction to cleaning or after touching poison ivy or other irritant chemical unconsciously touching ear. ...Read more

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What can I do if the inside of my ear is itchy and I don't have a hairpin?

What can I do if the inside of my ear is itchy and I don't have a hairpin?

Head & Shoulders: First try washing daily with head and shoulders shampoo and let the lather sit in the ear canal for a minute prior to washing out, then apply a touch of otc Hydrocortisone 1% to the opening daily until it improves/resolves. Do this when needed to control flaking and itch as this is a chronic condition called seborrheic dermatitis in the ear. If that is not helpful, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why is my right ear always itchy on the inside?

Why is my right ear always itchy on the inside?

? External ear infection: Common, better see your doctor, you may need prescription medication, good luck ...Read more

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I heard vinegar drops are effective for ear itchiness. Is it true?

I heard vinegar drops are effective for ear itchiness. Is it true?

Yes!: Itchy ears are sometimes a sign of swimmers ear.
You can use solution made with equal parts white vinegar and water.
Place 2 to 4 drops in each ear twice a day for a couple of days, if there is any worsening or there is no improvement in a few days, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if curing an itchy ear canal?

What to do if curing an itchy ear canal?

Doctor can check: You could be having simple allergic reaction a heat pad on the ear and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from over the counter
there is special ear drop but it required a Rx from a doctor
no improvement see your doctor he can make the right diagnosis and help you with the right treatment ...Read more

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Why are my ear piercings sore and itchy? Could this be a sign of infection?

Allergy: Common allergies after piercing are nickel sulfate from metal and reaction against missguided use of antibiotics on the skin. Allergies to bacitracin, neosporin, trirlple antibiotic, and nickel are the most common of all contact allergies. A dermatologist will help you. Usually infections are not itchy. ...Read more