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Doctor insights on: Persistent Cut Scab On Ear Helix

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Have had a raw skin/cut on my ear for a while. Nothing heals it. Just keeps scabbing, burning and bleeding. Anything I can do?

Have had a raw skin/cut on my ear for a while. Nothing heals it. Just keeps scabbing, burning and bleeding. Anything I can do?

Non-healing wound: If you have a spot on your ear that is not healing and keeps scabbing for a while, it should be checked out. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist, plastic surgeon or ENT doctor to check it out and rule out any other issue like underlying infection, etc. It may also need a biopsy. ...Read more

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I got this kind of wart thing that looks like a scab but I haven't cut myself, and its on my head?

I got this kind of wart thing that looks like a scab but I haven't cut myself, and its on my head?

SK: Sounds like it might be seborrheic keratosis. These generally have a velvety surface and look "stuck on." if it bleeds or is growing rapidly it probably needs to be examined if not shaved off. If it is stable then continued observation is appropriate. ...Read more

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Root of helix on ear itches from time to time nd when pressed on/itched a liquid comes out. Has been happenin since I was little. What is this?

Root of helix on ear itches from time to time nd when pressed on/itched a liquid comes out. Has been happenin since I was little. What is this?

Cyst: Sounds like a developmental cyst of some type. You will likely need a simple surgical procedure likely as an outpatient. See an otolaryngologist or ear, nose, and throat surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes pain when pressing ear crus of helix?

What causes pain when pressing ear crus of helix?

Pressing too hard: Is, of course, one cause. Infection and injury, heavy earrings and recent piercings are other causes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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The helix on my right ear is swollen and won't go down.?

The helix on my right ear is swollen and won't go down.?

Injury or infection: Have you injured it? If so, blood can accumulate under the skin and cause permanent swelling/deformity (cauliflower ear). It needs to be seen right away and sometimes drained. If not, it may be infected. Do you have ear canal drainage or pain? Ear canal infections can contribute. Did you sleep on it in an uncomfortable way? Lots of questions, I know, but it might be good to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Older sister flicked top part of my ear (helix) hurt a little when she did it, which is now soft and a bit red, will there be any hearing/ear damage?

Older sister flicked top part of my ear (helix) hurt a little when she did it, which is now soft and a bit red, will there be any hearing/ear damage?

No: Injury to the helix will not cause hearing loss. If the site of injury develops a lump or ulcerates, it would be prudent to see a doctor, in case it got infected and needs to be treated with antibiotics.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have what you would call spock ear. Where there isn't a fold in the helix part of the ear. Please give me advice. Surgeons I've been 2cant fix it?

I have what you would call spock ear. Where there isn't a fold in the helix part of the ear. Please give me advice. Surgeons I've been 2cant fix it?

Spock Ear: A spock ear (or stahl's ear) has an extra fold going backwards to a point a little like the star trek character. A board certified plastic surgeon may be able to reshape the ear, but it will depend on the specifics of the deformity. For newborns, molding can help in the first few days after birth. After that, only cosmetic surgery can help. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on my ear (helix) I guess, It hurts when I touch it with a little force, how can I get rid of it?

I have a bug bite on my ear (helix) I guess, It hurts when I touch it with a little force, how can I get rid of it?

Cold compresses: Would help, and OTC anti-itch cream (hydrocortisone 1%) if that doesn't work you need to see your doctor ...Read more

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Strange waxy build up - not in my ear canal, but in the flap (where the helix folds in). Usually dry, sometimes moist, ALWAYS painful to remove?

Strange waxy build up - not in my ear canal, but in the flap (where the helix folds in). Usually dry, sometimes moist, ALWAYS painful to remove?

Dermatitis: It's best that you see your Family Doc or Dermatologist for evaluation. Or ask for video Virtual Consult w/HealthTap doc who can see what you're referring to. Common causes that might explain your post are eczema (sensitive skin) & psoriasis. Or perhaps you have an untreated infection. Regardless, see your doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Helix of ear has a split weeping sore. Also painful swollen red?

Helix of ear has a split weeping sore. Also painful swollen red?

See ohysician: High risk area for cancer if occurred spontaneously. Sounds infected needs treatment and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my left ear suddenly red, hot, and burning? Redness is mostly on scalpa, helix, and anthelix. Not so much on lobe

Why is my left ear suddenly red, hot, and burning? Redness is mostly on scalpa, helix, and anthelix. Not so much on lobe

Possibly flushing: This could simply be flushing, or blushing, some people seem to do this more in their ears. If it is painful for a while, you could be showing signs of relapsing polychondritis. This sometimes shows up in the throat as well. Different areas of cartilage can become inflamed for no apparent reason in this disease. If this is happening, see an ENT or a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Several days ago I burned the helix of my ear with a hair straightening iron, now I am experiencing shooting pains through the cartilage of my ear?

Several days ago I burned the helix of my ear with a hair straightening iron, now I am experiencing shooting pains through the cartilage of my ear?

Depends on size: And depth of burn. If it has extended down to cartilage, it could be serious. Get to a surgeon or plastic surgeon right away. ...Read more

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I have a small painless bony lump above each of my ears (on top of root of helix), may I know what is that? Just bones or something else?

I have a small painless bony lump above each of my ears (on top of root of helix), may I know what is that? Just bones or something else?

If it's: Symmetrical (equal or almost equal both sides) chances are its your skull! (Phrenology I the study of such bumps which used to me a form of medical diagnosis)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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After getting my helix pierced, I have been nauseous, lightbeaded and off balance for a year. Does this sound like Perichondritis or ear infection?

After getting my helix pierced, I have been nauseous, lightbeaded and off balance for a year. Does this sound like Perichondritis or ear infection?

No it is not: No it is not perichondritis.
it could be an ear problem though.
the nausea, the dizziness, could be related to the inner ear, but to last for a year must be something psychosomatic.
it is not normal for anybody to have nausea, and dizziness for a year.
see a doctor, preferably ENT. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on both my ears (worse on ear w/ the helix piercing) they are small and a little paler than my skin color, itchy sore to the touch, ?

I have small bumps on both my ears (worse on ear w/ the helix piercing) they are small and a little paler than my skin color, itchy sore to the touch, ?

Cartilage: This sounds like one of the frequent complications of piercing cartilage anywhere in the body. Doing this is a big risk, because cartilage contains no blood vessels, and often reacts to the injury of piercing by growing together erratically. You really need to see a dermatologist, but first remove all your piercings, let the wounds heal, and never pierce cartilage again! ...Read more

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How do I clean out my ear, if I found a scab?

How do I clean out my ear, if I found a scab?

Ear wax remover: Debrox is the brand name for carbamoyl peroxide, which is an ear drop for softening up ear wax, and may dissolve some of the wax. If a person has his ear canals plugged up with firm ear wax, he can use a few drops, once a day, for 2-3 days prior to his appointment with his doctor. His primary care doctor will then have a much easier time flushing the wax out with water. A scab falls off by itself. ...Read more

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What to do about dry pickable skin scab inside ears?

What to do about dry pickable skin scab inside ears?

Don't pick- apply: topical antibiotic ointment instead and see doctor if not healed in 1-2 weeks ...Read more

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Why does my ear itch so bad and have scabs around the outter edge?

Why does my ear itch so bad and have scabs around the outter edge?

Need exam: Can't really tell without an exam. See your primary care for one, and ask if a dermatology consultation is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more