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Persistent Cut Scab On Ear Helix
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
I got this kind of wart thing that looks like a scab but I haven't cut myself, and its on my head?
I have this cut on my head but feels like a sharp bump, it feels like I can pick it off like a scab, what is it??
See doctor: And have it checked.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I got my ear pierced back in may 2016. Its a helix piercing. Its been pretty fine since But the ear seems to swell a little bit.?
Dry skin or shampoo on ear in concave of helix. Rubbed area harshly 1 day ago. Have area of tiny broken capillaries on top of helix. Will they fade?
Yes, they will: Fade with time.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 5-week premature son was born with floppy ears. He is 1 now. His helix regions are firmer but still a bit soft/droopy. Will they harden with time?
Feeling itching in my inner side of helix in the ear. And if I rub it there is secretion of some kind of transperent liquid. What could be reason?
Infection: You may have an infection/irritation/inflamation of the ear canal, otitis externa, causing the itching and the drainage. ...Read more
I have a bump underneath the helix of my right ear. I do not have a piercing, so I'm not sure what this bump is.
Right ear bump: Please set up an appointment with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist! ...Read more
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?
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.
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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?
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
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?
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
The underside of the helix of both my right and left ears are sore, red, and are oozing clear liquid that eventually crusts over, what might this be?
Need exam: Your answer will be after an exam ...Read more
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
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?
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?
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
Hello, tophus on the helix of my left ear - would it be safe to say that I have lots of Tophi on various joints inside my body as well?
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
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
Is an MRI or CT scan without contrast useful to define a preauricular sinus? 3 month evolution; spontaneous drainage of large abscess next to ascending margin of helix. Inflammation did not totally resolve. Now slight pain and heaviness in both ears and
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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