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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

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Red spot on earlobe?

Red spot on earlobe?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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My son has a soft red bump on his earlobe for at least a week. It doesn't hurt to touch, can barely be felt, but it is always red and slightly raised.

My son has a soft red bump on his earlobe for at least a week. It doesn't hurt to touch, can barely be felt, but it is always red and slightly raised.

Mgt: If this is an isolated rash without other symptoms, it may be due to an insect bite. Application of 1 percent hydrocortisone topical cream twice a day for 3 days may help. If it persists please see your PCP. ...Read more

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One earlobe is red and painful to the touch. I do not wear earrings of any sort. Only soft portion of earlobe hurts. Rest of ear is normal.

One earlobe is red and painful to the touch. I do not wear earrings of any sort. Only soft portion of earlobe hurts. Rest of ear is normal.

?? Infection: It is possible to have an infected cyst of the earlobe. Even if you do not wear earrings you couls have an infection or cyst. See your doctor or local surgeon for an evaluation. If present, it may be able to be treated with antibiotics or may need excision. ...Read more

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My 20 month old has a red earlobe on one ear.

Pink/Red from Blood: In good light, press your palm firmly with 1 thumb & hold for several seconds. Release quickly & watch. The return of pink is blood returning into the capillaries; a body wide issue. If 1 ear lobe more red; briefly or continuously? Increased redness most likely increased capillary density or flow. Next; why? Examine closely, experiment a little.? Seek out help from md well reviewed by clients. ...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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Red spot on earlobe a few hours ago. Red stop is still there, but the bottom of the earlobe is bruised (like blood pooling). What could it be?

Red spot on earlobe a few hours ago. Red stop is still there, but the bottom of the earlobe is bruised (like blood pooling). What could it be?

Hard to say: Hypersensitivity rxn to earrings comes to mind - is that feasible with the type of earrings you have recently worn? Certain metals, esp nickel alloys, are very sensitizing. Hydrocortisone cream and avoiding further contact would help if that's the cause. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has red swollen earlobe for a few days there was a blister at one point now it looks like there are several tiny red bumps what could it?

My 2 year old has red swollen earlobe for a few days there was a blister at one point now it looks like there are several tiny red bumps what could it?

Bug bite? Infected: These are often simple bug bites that get scratched & invaded by skin germs to cause a mild localized infection. Sometimes dabbing it with peroxide & covering the area with antibiotic ointment can heal it. If it persists or spreads have it looked at. ...Read more

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My right ear lobe is a little red and swollen and there is a white/yellow crust by my earring hole? What is wrong with my earlobe?

My right ear lobe is a little red and swollen and there is a white/yellow crust by my earring hole? What is wrong with my earlobe?

Assess for Infection: 17 yr old; redness, swelling, yellow crust at earring hole. This can be due to infection or a reaction to metal in earrings. There is no mention of pain which is an indicator of infection. If pain is present & other symptoms are worsening, infection is probable & you should see your doctor. Otherwise do not wear earrings x 3-4 days, cleanse area with soap/water, change to hypoallergenic earrings. ...Read more

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Ear piercing redness, what is wrong?

Ear piercing redness, what is wrong?

Possibly infected.: Possibly a reaction to the metal in the post. High ear piercings through cartilage have ^ risk of infection ; lack of healing because of minimal blood supply to auricular cartilage. You can develop a perichondral abscess as well auricular perichondritis. If you ear is hot, red, swollen or has increasing pain you need medical evaluation. 1 study showed complications in up to 35% of people w >. ...Read more

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