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Outside Of Ear Red And Swollen
Son has what appears to be bites and they are swollen in the head, face and left ear. He is playing no fever but redness and swelling seem concerning.
I have a muffled left ear with pain on the inside, down my neck and jaw line. I cannot feel anything swollen in any of these areas, no redness or any lumps. Could this be an ear infection?
Yes: Please see your GP who might prescribe you antibiotics ...Read more
I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.
Periorbital rash: May be infection like strep or may be lyme which can have a multitude of presentations. Could also be allergic reaction-new topical creams on face or soaps? Very rarely may be HSP variant (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) any joint pains/ lower extremity rash or dots? Keep hydrated. Would follow up with doc over next 24 -48 hours ...Read more
Infection: Usually swollen red area could be infection with pus formation. Use neosporin oint locally if you want cover with k-tape and apply heat will soften the area and will be able to drain pus. Mark the redness area with marker pen if this gets bigger get help from your doctor for incision, drainage and oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Ears pierced two weeks ago, I got hit in the ear lobe. Now my ear red and swollen. No discharge. Could it be infected? Or too soon to tell?
TakeOutTheHardware!!: Doesn't matter. Take out the post & back set and let everything heal. You may need to get it pierced again, but that's better than risking a serious infection or a big hassle trying to get the post out later. If nothing gets better after taking everything out, then it is probably infected & will need to be seen by a doctor. Ear infections that spread beyond the earlobe can get into the cartilage: BAD ...Read more
Red swollen piercing: A pierced ear can get infected easily. It can easily react to the metal of the ear ring. Using hydrogen peroxide or other similar products to clean the site may be all you need. But, sometimes taking out of the earring is necessary to get your skin to get back to normal. ...Read more
Possibly, yes: Strong possibility if you have been out in the sun, especially if for a long duration. Many hats, e.g. ballcaps do not protect the ears. And tops of ears are most at risk, both from acute sun effects, as well as chronic or long term affects such as skin cancer. Treat the acute sunburn affects with burn or sunburn creams and oral acetaminophen/ ibuprofen for discomfort. Use a hat with wide brim. ...Read more
How long can I leave my earrings out before my holes close up? My ear is red swollen from new earrings I got.
Nickel allergy: Many people have sensitivity or allergy to nickel to varying severity. Very allergic ppl may even note red circles inside belt line from jeans pegs/ buttons (helped w layers of clear nail polish), but many jewelry pieces contain nickel (even "stainless steel" labeled). With wear, sweat and body can cause the outer layer to come off exposing the nickel so body reacts: often pain, red, even pus. ...Read more
Got my ears pierced last Sunday removed them today to clean them had some trouble getting got them in now a little red& swollen is this normal?
Ears pierced 1 month. Are still steel starter studs, never removed them. I clean 3 times a day with alchohol. 2 days Swollen but no pain/pus/red. Why?
Ear lobes and studs: Two thoughts come to mind, or possibly three. First might be a mild, delayed allergic reaction to a metal (commonly nickel) in the studs. Secondly it may be that you are causing irritation by cleaning them excessively and it might actually be better to clean them less often. Thirdly might be a very early infection, though I am less concerned about that possibility. ...Read more
I stretched my ear on Friday and it's now red and very swollen. I took it how this morning and it was, can I have some help on how bring down the pain
Hi, when I touch my ear or clean it it is extremely painful and is red and swollen inside I cannot touch it or eat properly with it. What could it be?
What are some possible causes to Ear Cartilage in pain, red and swollen? Also how can I treat it?
If you have infection of the ear, affecting the cartilage, it is imperative that you see a doctor of proper treatment. It does not seem to be a do it yourself issue. You probably need prescription antibiotics.
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My baby got her ears pierce and now they're red, swollen, and black gooey stuff. Can it be a infection?
Possibly: An infection is the most likely answer. Less likely would be an allergy to the nickel. You should have her seen by a doctor and her earrings need to be removed ...Read more
I got two cartilage piercings this past sunday on the same ear. They're still red, slightly swollen, and hurt to touch. What should I do?
See PCP: Check in with primary care doctor to examine your ear and make sure that your piercings having not become infected. If they have, you will likely need a course of antibiotics. ...Read more
Ear lobe: If this is near a piercing, do not use your earrings. You need to see a clinician so that a culture can be taken and so you can be placed on empirical antibiotics. Any earring that has been used recently will require special attention to clean with antiseptic and rubbing alcohol to remove the chance of possible reinfection. ...Read more
? furuncles: Furuncles are small abscesses that can happen in the external ear, and if they are multiple you need probably oral antibiotics -a course in addition to NSAID- like motrin. The infection some times can involving the cartilage of the ears when treatment becomes complicated, even needing some incision and drainage of the abscess. See your PCP and get their opinion ...Read more
My 10 month old has one ear red not swollen and is always scratching eats untill they bleed. Please help.
My ear is red and swollen all over. It is from one of my earrings are their things I can get over-the-counter to treat it?
I believe I was bit by an insect/bug in 2 places on my right outer ear & is extremely red, swollen, weeping, and throbbing. What can I do?
Bug bites: You should see a physician because it sounds like you may have developed an infection and you may need antibiotics ...Read more
I just got my ears pierced a few weeks ago and when I clean one of them pus comes, it's not red, swollen, or itchy. Should I be concerned?
I was. Blowing. Up something. And blew too hard. My left jaw area from neck to ear is now swollen 2x.Norm size, red, and hard. What should I do?
See a specialist: Hard to say what your problem is, but I was wondering if this has occurred before? Also, you may have dislocated the disk/jaw joint. I would see a dentist or tmj/tmd specialist asap. ...Read more
My 2 yr old quickly developed a red swollen outer ear. It doesn't bother him but is bright red and hard. It may have been a bite, but I'm not sure.
See Your Doctor: 2 yr old with "red swollen outer ear". Insect bites to the outer ear can cause marked redness, swelling, pain. Symptoms are self-limited over 48-72 hrs. However, trauma to the outer ear is a medical emergency due to excessive bleeding causing damage to the cartilage. This can occur from falls in children. Your son should see his doctor now to ensure correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more