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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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My right earlobe is hot and red I've tried ice to cool it but it just heats up again what do I do?

My right earlobe is hot and red I've tried ice to cool it but it just heats up again what do I do?

Does it hurt?: If you have pain along with the redness, you may have an infection or a sunburn. If it is due to infection, you need to get seen very soon. If it is not painful and just itchy, it may be due to a soap, detergent or shampoo you are using and stop any new ones. Get seen if it continues to bother you. ...Read more

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My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?

My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Red dot on bottom of earlobe after fresh piercing?

Red dot on bottom of earlobe after fresh piercing?

Reddot post piercing: Thank you for your question. A red dot on the bottom of the earlobe after piercing may be caused by many things. Infection or inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause such an eruption as well as responses to external/internal sources such allergies or otherwise. Having an examination performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more