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My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.

My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.

See your doc: Describing dermatologic phenomenon is an exercise in futility. I would take him in and have these looked at. There are a number of innocent possibilities, and a few not so innocent, but a trained professional can identify them readily. ...Read more

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My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

Depends: If he has been coughing or vomited recently and every spot is above the nipple line, these spots could be benign coughing peteciae. This you can monitor at home. If not and or any spots extend below the nipple line, it could be something more worrisome. If you are not sure, a visit would help rule out any other issue. ...Read more

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Hello, I just noticed today that I have 4-8 circular purple spots on my right ear, but it doesn't hurt & no pain. Should I go to the doctor?

Hello, I just noticed today that I have 4-8 circular purple spots on my right ear, but it doesn't hurt & no pain. Should I go to the doctor?

? probably: If the spots go away within the week, then no worries, It could have been a dermal allergic reaction. If they persist however, or grow rapidly, you need to see a dermatologist. It is probably benign, but you don't want a melanomatous process to get started. ...Read more

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I have purple veins behind my right ear all coming from one spot. It is also a bit painful, what could this be?

I have purple veins behind my right ear all coming from one spot. It is also a bit painful, what could this be?

Incompetent vein: It is hard to say without seeing it but this is often due to a small vein that has leaking valves. This causes it to have too much pressure and the smaller veins connected to it enlarge. It can be treated quickly with a 940nm laser. ...Read more

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Hi my is juan, I am a 24 years old and I have been getting bold spots below my ear and also on my chin. I want to know if its normal?

Hi my is juan, I am a 24 years old and I have been getting bold spots below my ear and also on my chin. I want to know if its normal?

Alopecia: Juan. It seems to not be normal. There are some forms of hair loss that area autoimmune - meaning your body is attacking the hair follicle. A fungal infection can also cause spotty hair loss but usually itches and is associated with flaking and redness. Sometimes this hair loss is confined to the beard of scalp areas (alopecia areata) and can be treated with injectable or topical steroids. ...Read more

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I have light spots on my neck behind my ear but there spreading down and there some on my back and shoulders. Need to know what to treat it with?

I have light spots on my neck behind my ear but there spreading down and there some on my back and shoulders. Need to know what to treat it with?

Possible rash: Rashes are best treated by first determining the cause. I would recommend that you see your doctor since it is difficult to diagnose online. ...Read more

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I had sun burn on the top of my ear and it has pellets but there are small tiny brown spots they do not look bad but I am still scared?

I had sun burn on the top of my ear and it has pellets but there are small tiny brown spots they do not look bad but I am still scared?

Don't worry, check: Is it a recent sunburn? If so, it's probably just healing skin. But if it has been a while, or you've had many others in that area, you need to see a dermatologist to rule out skin cancers. Either way, it's a good idea to let the dermatologist see you since you spend time in the sun. ...Read more

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My ear and head on one side are hurting and feel pressure. My face on that side's gone a little numb, and snot is clear w/ red spots. What is this?

My ear and head on one side are hurting and feel pressure. My face on that side's gone a little numb, and snot is clear w/ red spots. What is this?

Sinusitis: If you have had a cold recently and have now developed these symptoms you may have sinusitis and need to be treated. You can use a neti pot to flush out your sinuses before applying nasal spray. Follow up with your doctor to see if you need to also take antibiotics. Feel better soon ...Read more

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I have about 10-15 tiny spots on my hairline behind my ear! Should I go and see my doctor? Or will it go away by itself?

I have about 10-15 tiny spots on my hairline behind my ear! Should I go and see my doctor? Or will it go away by itself?

Hairline: See your primary care or dermatologist to have the correct diagnosis, it is very hard to comment without seeing the rash. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have poison ivy behind my ear and keep finding spots on my face, what is the fastest way to get rid of it?

What should I do if I have poison ivy behind my ear and keep finding spots on my face, what is the fastest way to get rid of it?

Unusual: It is unusual to have poison ivy confined to behind the ears and face. I wonder if you actually have an allergic contact reaction to costume jewelry (ear rings?) instead. If you apply perfume behind your ears, this can be another potential contact allergen. See a dermatologist if this fails to resolve. ...Read more

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I have black spots on my scalp where my hair has thin and 2 spost on my face as well as on my ear. It's not acne or blemish. They scab up. What is is?

I have black spots on my scalp where my hair has thin and 2 spost on my face as well as on my ear. It's not acne or blemish. They scab up. What is is?

Black skin spots: Without a picture, it is hard to say. These could be many things, including benign nevus, seborrheic keratosis, or solar lentigos (due to sun exposure), to name a few. These do not usually scab up unless irritated/scratched. Basal cell carcinoma (a low grade type of skin cancer) can be pigmented. If there are irregular borders and coloration with bleeding or bump, this should be seen by MD ...Read more

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I have got purple spots on top of my head?

I have got purple spots on top of my head?

Insect bite: Can be dry skin, insect bite, inflamed hair follicular, allergy to shampoo, etc. Check with dermatologist if not resolved. ...Read more

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I have a very irritaing spot in my ear that went I touch is very painful?

I have a very irritaing spot in my ear that went I touch is very painful?

A zit?: Could be a hair follicle infected otherwise known as a pimple or a cut somehow. If it persists...Go have it looked into by an md or ask a friend look and see if they notice anything. ...Read more

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I hit my ear and now it hurts really bad and it's turning purple from the top. Is that bad? What should I do?

I hit my ear and now it hurts really bad and it's turning purple from the top. Is that bad? What should I do?

Most likely not: Some bleeding in the ear loob, just clean it and apply cold compresses on it if got bigger you have to see the doctor. ...Read more

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My ear got pierced two days ago and it now has a purple ring around it. I really don't want it to close up. Is it the marker they used to dot it?

My ear got pierced two days ago and it now has a purple ring around it. I really don't want it to close up. Is it the marker they used to dot it?

Exam necessary: It is hard to say what is causing this purple ring without examining it. It could be from the marker or from bleeding and a possible infection. I suggest you have your ear examined at a clinic as soon as possible to be on the safe side. Treatment may be necessary. ...Read more

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There is a white spot on my ear? What could it be?

There is a white spot on my ear? What could it be?

White spot: We would need to look at the spot to give any informed opinion. ...Read more

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My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up.?

My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up.?

Mgt: It may be a contact dermatitis, if it spreads or is associated with other symptoms, medication may be needed. In the meantime, wash the area with a hypoallergenic soap such as Dove. ...Read more

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I was hit in the ear yesterday now my ear has turned a purple color. Iam am icing it about every hour is their any thing else I should do?

I was hit in the ear yesterday now my ear has turned a purple color. Iam am icing it about every hour is their any thing else I should do?

Yes: You should probably seek medical attention promptly. Collection of blood in the cartilage of the ear can cause permanent deformity if not treated properly leading to "Cauliflower ear" often seen in boxers. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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When I touch my ear in certain spot it goes deaf and comes right back?

When I touch my ear in certain spot it goes deaf and comes right back?

What spot is that?: No known way of physiologically or anatomically to touch an EAR LOBE & become instantly deaf then, resume normal hearing upon releasing the tactile point. I believe there are ways of testing this but there's no medical explanation for which I'm aware. If you to demonstrate this to me by private consultation write me: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi You've peaked my interest. ...Read more

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I also grew a spot right behind my ear! Is getting big and I can't press it cause its painful. Any solutions?

Hard to say: Your question is not clear- if it is a skin lesion, at your age it is not likely anything of concern. If it is below the skin, about 1cm or so in size, and tender, it is probably a (benign) lymph node, which pops up in response to infection, skin lesion or inflammation, etc. I would probably leave it alone- don't mash on it, etc. If it doesn't go away on its own within a week or 2, get it checked. ...Read more

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I have a spot on the left side of my head, about 3 inches down from the top of my head, but 2 inches or so above my ear that constantly hurts.

I have a spot on the left side of my head, about 3 inches down from the top of my head, but 2 inches or so above my ear that constantly hurts.

Go see your doctor: It may be as simple as muscle pain from a headache or jaw dysfunction. Depending upon your symptoms and what it looks like, it could be a number of other things. Go make an appointment with your family doctor to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have like a tiny lump/spot behind my ear on my earlobe?

I have like a tiny lump/spot behind my ear on my earlobe?

Uncertain: This depends on the consistency of this tiny spot. Your physician would consider whether his fat, cartilage, or some other type of nodule. It depends on your total health status. If not completely clear your physician may have you see a dermatologist ...Read more

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The inside of my ear is purple and I have acne on it. What's going on?

The inside of my ear is purple and I have acne on it. What's going on?

See a doctor: The doctor can look with an otoscope and see what you are describing. Acne pustules can occur in that area and she will be able to prescribe medication for you. If it is an abscess your doctor will be able to incise and drain the pus as well as start you on medication. If it is hair that grew backwards she will be able to treat the folliculitis and possibly drain the pus.. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind my ear, for the last 2 months it's abit purple. It's painless?

I have a lump behind my ear, for the last 2 months it's abit purple. It's painless?

Lump behind ear: This may be a cutaneous or subcutaneous lesion. If it's purple, it may be a vascular lesion. However, with limited information and no ability to examine the area, further guidance is difficult. See your primary care doctor and get referred to an ENT surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a small spot behind my ear and my whole ear is so so so painful! Is this referred pain?

I have a small spot behind my ear and my whole ear is so so so painful! Is this referred pain?

Possible: The most important question to be asked is "do you have a hearing loss? " If there has been no change in your hearing, it is unlikely that you have an ear infection. The spot behind your ear also is probably not the source of your pain unless it is a painful lymph node. Referred pain to the ear is most commonly the result of pain originating in the teeth, jaw joint and throat. See an ENT doctor ...Read more