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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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Rash on left ear. Extremely itchy. Swelling. Purplish black spot appeared on right ear this morning. Can this spread to my face? Should I be worried?

Rash on left ear. Extremely itchy. Swelling. Purplish black spot appeared on right ear this morning. Can this spread to my face? Should I be worried?

Rash: The rash on your left ear may be due to eczema or seborrhea. The purplish spot on your right ear may be a hematoma secondary to trauma. See a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have been feeling weak and having blurred spots in my vision for past two weeks. Plus fluid in my right ear.

I have been feeling weak and having blurred spots in my vision for past two weeks. Plus fluid in my right ear.

Likely infection: This sounds most like a viral infection, but you should see your family doctor for a thorough exam and possibly blood tests. Also see an ophthalmologist if the vision does not improve. ...Read more

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What could cause me to have two flat red spots behind my right ear? Not painful or itchy

What could cause me to have two flat red spots behind my right ear? Not painful or itchy

Most commonly: These would be little patches of inflammation/irritation, but without being itchy it is less likely to be an allergic or inflammatory reaction. Perhaps they are petechiae which can result when tiny blood vessels called capillaries burst under the skin. They can be caused by injury/trauma. OK to watch for a few days. If more develop, become painful or irritated, see your Doctor/Dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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I'm now getting white flat spots on my skin, I also hear a swooshing sound in my right ear all the time, daily pain between my ribcage, short in breath?

I'm now getting white flat spots on my skin, I also hear a swooshing sound in my right ear all the time, daily pain between my ribcage, short in breath?

See your doctor.: This constellation of symptoms should be evaluated by your doctor. The rib pain and shortness of breath could be a pulled rib muscle, but there are other possibilities. Your ear needs to be examined to rule out an infection or foreign body. I can't even help with the white spots, without more information. Let your doctor do a proper examination. ...Read more

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Could my 4 yr old have chick pox had nasty cold cough fever 39.85 very drowsy for 2 days and has 3 spots behind his right ear and one bigger on chest?

Could my 4 yr old have chick pox had nasty cold cough fever 39.85 very drowsy for 2 days and has 3 spots behind his right ear and one bigger on chest?

Maybe, maybe not: Chickenpox is seldom seen with high fever but it happens & the average kid will have 50-200 spots in different stages within 3 days of eruption. Emergence on the neck is common. The best way to be sure is to have someone examine the kid. ...Read more

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Hello, I have one swollen tonsil on the right side, no pain, no white spots, no difficulty swallowing just a bit discomfort in my right ear. Cough & co?

Hello, I have one swollen tonsil on the right side, no pain, no white spots, no difficulty swallowing just a bit discomfort in my right ear. Cough & co?

U Described symptoms: You have described your symptoms. Do you have a question? If you are looking for a diagnosis, then you should use HealthTap Prime or talk to your primary physicians, as there are many conditions which cause swollen tonsils & plugged ears. Strep throat, scarlet fever, tonsillitis, lymphoma, & viral infections are some of the causes. More info & space for communication is needed for good diagnosis. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a sore throat and it seems to only be on one side, thebehind my right ear. No white spots on my throat, any idea what this is?

What should I do if I have a sore throat and it seems to only be on one side, thebehind my right ear. No white spots on my throat, any idea what this is?

One-sided sorethroat: You may have infection or abscess in one of your tonsils. When it gets worse without treatment, you may notice painful swallowing and fever. You should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment, if salt solution gargling fails to give you any relief. ...Read more

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I have a small firm swollen spot under my right ear, just behind my jaw. Hardly any discomfort. What could this be?

I have a small firm swollen spot under my right ear, just behind my jaw. Hardly any discomfort. What could this be?

Lump: It could be a lymph node. Have you been sick recently, as that could be the cause. However, if it's not gone in a couple of weeks, it's really important to get a doctor to look at it. ...Read more

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The last four nights my right ear has been burning which has caused a heat spot but tonight both ears are burning, is there anything I can do?

The last four nights my right ear has been burning which has caused a heat spot but tonight both ears are burning, is there anything I can do?

More info needed: Are your ears hot to touch, or red? Have you used any products that you may be having an allergic reaction to? New earrings/ nickle exposure? Blood pressure issues? Infections? Treatment depends on the source of the irritation. Consider cool compresses, an antihistamine, or a topical cortisone depending on the possible source of the problem. Consult again with more info for specific suggestions ...Read more

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Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today.?

Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today.?

Swollen lymph nodes: Lymph nodes often swell in response to infection or inflammation. These gland may feel tender behind the ear or beneath the angle of the mandible. You may also feel tenderness beneath the chin. If the light brown spot has been sensitive for a short period, it will likely resolve on its own. It may simply be an abrasion or pustule. Give it time. If it fails to resolve, see derm doctor ...Read more

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Painful spot behind ear and a tender swollem bump below the spot near earlobe. What is it? Its the right ear and been there since 3 days bump since 1

Painful spot behind ear and a tender swollem bump below the spot near earlobe. What is it? Its the right ear and been there since 3 days bump since 1

Reactive lymph node: You may have a small infection there with a reactive lymph node right below it. If this fails to resolve then see your dr. To make sure there is nothing suspicious that needs a biopsy. We can get infections at a hair follicle that may be causing the tenderness. Get it checked if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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I have noticed a dark red spot on my earwax yellow-marroon from right ear. Left earwax. Has normal colour.

I have noticed a dark red spot on my earwax yellow-marroon from right ear. Left earwax. Has normal colour.

Red spot: The red spot with your ear wax may be blood from you trying to get out your wax. Generally you should avoid trying to use q tips or other things to get out the wax yourself. Let your doctor do it for you. The ear canal's skin is thin and easily irritated and you risk puncturing your ear drum if you stick items in your ear canal ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump behind my right ear. It's not a spot or pimple but it's hard and the size of a pea at the moment. Should I be worried?

I have a swollen lump behind my right ear. It's not a spot or pimple but it's hard and the size of a pea at the moment. Should I be worried?

Swollen lymph node: Likely it is a swollen lymph node. No you don't have to worry now. Swollen lymph node can happen as a reaction to infection, inflammation, trauma etc. Do you have any earaches, any trauma to the ear etc? It should go away in about 1-2 weeks. If it gets bigger and persists longer than 3-4 weeks- then you go to see your doctor. If you have ear infection or has ear discharge- you should see your doc. ...Read more

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