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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 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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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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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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My teenage son has several tiny black spots surrounded by white inside both ears. What might these be and how should they be treated?

My teenage son has several tiny black spots surrounded by white inside both ears. What might these be and  how should they be treated?

Guessing here: Probably open comedones, aka 'blackheads'. It may be tricky to do, but applying any standard topical acne treatment should help. If the issue persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have no piercings but my tragus part of the ear really hurts and there are no bumbs redness or spots there.

I have no piercings but my tragus part of the ear really hurts and there are no bumbs redness or spots there.

Slept on it: that is the cartilage part of the ear very sensitive to any pressure if you slept on it and kept extra pressure on the cartilage it will be painful. apply heat pad on the area . if the pain does not go away see a doctor. ...Read more

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