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My child's ears show redness, is this a sign of inflammation?

My child's ears show redness, is this a sign of inflammation?

no: The skin on the ears is very thin, so this is one of the first areas that will show flushing or blushing. Things that can cause this appearance include crying, feeding, or temperature changes. Therefore, this does not typically indicate inflammation. ...Read more

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Ear piercing redness, what is wrong?

Ear piercing redness, what is wrong?

Possibly infected.: Possibly a reaction to the metal in the post. High ear piercings through cartilage have ^ risk of infection ; lack of healing because of minimal blood supply to auricular cartilage. You can develop a perichondral abscess as well auricular perichondritis. If you ear is hot, red, swollen or has increasing pain you need medical evaluation. 1 study showed complications in up to 35% of people w >. ...Read more

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Found a pea sized hard knot behind left ear(almost touching ear) only slightly painful when touches, no redness or fluid or anything, just the knot?

Found a pea sized hard knot behind left ear(almost touching ear) only slightly painful when touches, no redness or fluid or anything, just the knot?

Lymph node or cyst: This is probably a lymph node behind your ear, or it can also be a cyst. Keep close attention to it in the next few days, if it does not go away, have your primary doctor check it. ...Read more

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I have like a circle shape of redness on the right side of my head. Just above my ear. It doesn't itch, or hurt, and it's not really bumpy. What is it?

I have like a circle shape of redness on the right side of my head. Just above my ear. It doesn't itch, or hurt, and it's not really bumpy. What is it?

Don't know: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...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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Hi I'm worried cause my inner ear on top has redness and looks like little veins is this anything bad it don't hurt?

Hi I'm worried cause my inner ear on top has redness and looks like little veins is this anything bad it don't hurt?

No worries : This is a normal view you are describing. Without pain there is no concern. I am curious how you managed to look at your own ear drum. ...Read more

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I have this strange ringing in my ears for a few days now also redness from something called tinnitus. What can I do to cure this?

I have this strange ringing in my ears for a few days now also redness from something called tinnitus. What can I do to cure this?

See a doc: If you have tinnitus and your eardrums are red it may very well be that there is an ear infection or possibly there was trauma to the ear. In any event a trip to the doc is warranted for evaluation and determination if you need antibiotics or other treatment. ...Read more

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I have slight redness in ear canal, itchy in ear canal, slight dulled earing, slight pain in canal, blocks up with fluid when I wake up in the morning?

I have slight redness in ear canal, itchy in ear canal, slight dulled earing, slight pain in canal, blocks up with fluid when I wake up in the morning?

You have: Just described eustachian tube dysfunction fairly well. If otc antihistamines and decongestants, and smoking cessation don't improve your symptoms within a few days consult your doctor. Don't put anything in your ear canal unless instructed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Behind both ear redness sore crack what is it how to treat it tried all lotions ?

Behind both ear redness sore crack what is it how to treat it tried all lotions
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Likely ringworm: It is likely to be a fungus infection like ringworm or athlete's foot, but it happens behind the ears. Get medicine for athlete's foot (lotrimin (clotrimazole) is one, there are several others). Apply a little of the cream to the area and rub it in twice a day and it should clear in 3-5 days. Use the cream again at the first sign of the rash coming back. ...Read more

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Ear aches with headache although gp state there no earwax or redness in the ear?

Ear aches with headache although gp state there no earwax or redness in the ear?

Do you: Have any nasal congestion or running nose or cough or fever. Sometimes upper respiratory infections can present as nasal congestion with ear aches and headache. Can seek a second opinion if symptoms persist ...Read more

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Swelling behind ear and redness it burning down neck deep burning feeling in ear. Any idea?

Swelling behind ear and redness it burning down neck deep burning feeling in ear. Any idea?

Swimmer's ear: Could be otitis externa or what is commonly called "Swimmer's ear" Which is easily treated. There are OTC treatments for Swimmer's ear, but better to be safe than sorry. You should see your Health Care Provider to be sure. ...Read more

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I am suffering from really sore inflamed spots at base of hairline and ears. What can I use to reduce the soreness and redness of these?

I am suffering from really sore inflamed spots at base of hairline and ears. What can I use to reduce the soreness and redness of these?

Folliculitis: Probable folliculitis. An inflammation of the base of the hair follicle: I suggest 1% topical hydrocortisone cream to the affected areas- a light film applied topically AM/PM for 5-7 days and avoid any new shampoo or conditioner for 3 days. ...Read more

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There is a weird formation in my ear. What do you think this is? There's no redness and it's been there for about a month. It just started hurting recently. It's a lump in the lobe of my ear.

There is a weird formation in my ear. What do you think this is? There's no redness and it's been there for about a month. It just started hurting recently. It's a lump in the lobe of my ear.

Lump ear lobule: Lobular lumps are commonly one of two things- scar tissue or sebaceous cysts. With the recent history of pain. You can be developing an infection. See your primary care doctor for management. ...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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My father has a large lump on the back of his head, parallel to his right ear, no redness but is causing pain. What could this be?

My father has a large lump on the back of his head, parallel to his right ear, no redness but is causing pain. What could this be?

Wen: You gave no age or evidence of trauma, but remember that skin gets bumps no matter where it is located. A visit to his family physician should help delineate possiblities. ...Read more

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I have a sharp, jabbing pain on outer cartridge of my left ear but nothing else; no earache, liquid,redness, swelling. The jab of pain comes n goes?

I have a sharp, jabbing pain on outer cartridge of my left ear but nothing else; no earache, liquid,redness, swelling. The jab of pain comes n goes?

Ear pain: The ear cartilage can get sensitive from pressure on it, if you are a side sleeper and lay on the affected ear. There may be a lesion or ulcer, like a pressure sore, that contributes to discomfort. See an ENT doctor to check it out, ...Read more

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Ear gets itchy and redness. Researched and found that DermOtic ear drops is the best bet. Would you recommend it and can write a presction as it looks like prescription only?

Ear gets itchy and redness. Researched and found that DermOtic ear drops is the best bet. Would you recommend it and can write a presction as it looks like prescription only?

HealthTap Prime: That med may be helpful. The feature you would need online is the HealthTap Prime where you can get a virtual video consult, and possibly that Rx would be ordered for you. That is a service that requires a fee from you to HealthTap. Or you could see your Dr. in their office for an exam and the Rx. Good luck. ...Read more

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The mastoid tip(the part of it exactly behind the ear.near the start of jaw.)hurts when I press a little hard.no redness.chronic rhinitis?

The mastoid tip(the part of it exactly behind the ear.near the start of jaw.)hurts when I press a little hard.no redness.chronic rhinitis?

Mastoid Pain: Patients usually experience pain in the mastoid process after overexertion of the jaw joint and neck muscles. Lingering pain can be treated by directly addressing the source of the pain, TMJ. See a dentist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Hi, i have redness and itching around my eye,nose and ear from outside two days ago, why? What to do?itake one claritine tablet and local cortisole

Hi, i have redness and itching around my eye,nose and ear from outside two days ago, why? What to do?itake one claritine tablet and local cortisole

Contact dermatitis?: In the USA, I would think about poison ivy or poison oak as a possible cause. I don't know if there are similar plants that can cause skin irritation in the UAR. Did you use a new sunscreen or lotion? Stop any new products, and continue the cortisole a few more days. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream may help the itch. Do not use cortisole cream for more than 7 days on the face and neck. See your doc if 2-3 days ...Read more

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I got my ear lobes pierced three weeks ago. But, in the past few days I had significant swelling and redness of my ear lobes. No discharge or pain?

I got my ear lobes pierced three weeks ago. But, in the past few days I had significant swelling and redness of my ear lobes. No discharge or pain?

Inflammation/trauma: Take ibuprofen for now and see doctor if redness swelling doesn't subside in 2-3 days to rule out infection, which may require antibiotic. Good kuck ...Read more

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For months, I've had skin redness and inflammation behind my ears, where my skin is very fine and delicate clear liquid comes out that becomes a crust?

For months, I've had skin redness and inflammation behind my ears, where my skin is very fine and delicate clear liquid comes out that becomes a crust?

This could be a: Contact rash from earrings, but also could be eczema. The fluid is because of the inflammation of the layers of skin, which then causes the fluid to build up and the outer layer of skin to leak the fluid out (called serous fluid). You should see your doctor or a dermatologist; either should be able to help you with this problem. ...Read more

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I have some kind ear pain, with redness in eardrum, also when swollowing pain worseness. With small white spot inside mouth.

I have some kind ear pain, with redness in eardrum, also when swollowing pain worseness. With small white spot inside mouth.

Otitis media: Redness of an ear drum can only be visualized by looking through an otoscope and this indicates inflammation/infection of the middle ear. Antibiotics are generally prescribed to treat this. If your throat is also very sore, a rapid throat culture to check for strep can be done. ...Read more

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Son, almost 3, has redness/rash behind and around his ears. Haven't changed anything and he has had a cold (no fever). Says it itches. Any ideas?

Son, almost 3, has redness/rash behind and around his ears. Haven't changed anything and he has had a cold (no fever). Says it itches. Any ideas?

Rash: If he has a cold make sure it is not strep which can give a fine generalized rash
if the cold is allergies
the rash behind ears suggests seborrhea or oily skin make sure your shampoo is gentle and does not have conditioner
keep that area dry ...Read more