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Red Ear Drum (Overview)

It looks red when you look in the ear with an otoscope.


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The cartilage on the inside of my left ear hurts. it is right above my ear drum, looks more red and noticeable bump,hurts when touching it? Took a pic

The cartilage on the inside of my left ear hurts. it is right above my ear drum, looks more red and noticeable bump,hurts when touching it? Took a pic

Picture?: It is impossible to say without certainty without seeing the image. May be a pimple or a small boil. Avoid picking at the bump, keep the area clean, consider topical antibiotic ointment AND if it is increasing in size or has new symptoms have it seen by a physician. ...Read more

Red Ear Drum (Overview)

It looks red when you look in the ear with an otoscope.


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My doctor diagnosed me with ear drum rupture. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

My doctor diagnosed me with ear drum rupture. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Ruptured ear drum: It all depends on what caused it. If infection, may need an antibiotic if not draining well. If traumatic , should heal in 24 hours or so. If from a loud explosion, need to monitor your neuro exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Felecia Sumner Dr. Sumner
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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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Had fluid behind ear drum kinda crackles and a bit deaf what can I take to get rid of it?

Had fluid behind ear drum kinda crackles and a bit deaf what can I take to get rid of it?

Check with ENT: Depends on how much of fluid you have behind the ear, it may need myringotomy( small nick of the ear drum, to let out fluid) , in addition you may need a ear tube. Sometimes it may resolve with medications, or valsava maneuver. ...Read more

Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Red ear syndrome and Relapsing polychondritis differences?

Red ear syndrome and Relapsing polychondritis differences?

Multiple: Red ear syndrome involves pain and redness in around the ear. Relapsing polychondritis involves cartilage of multiple sites. The red ear syndrome involves most time a trigger of movement of the ear, the other is an auto immune problem attacking multiple cartilages. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has intermittent bilateral bright red ear lobes that are very hot to the touch. Should i be concerned?A neighbor suggested htn?

My 2 year old son has intermittent bilateral bright red ear lobes that are very hot to the touch. Should i be concerned?A neighbor suggested htn?

Vasodilation: I do not know of any correlation between bright red ear lobes and hypertension. It sounds like he is having a transient vasodilation involving his ears lobes (blood flow gets increased to this area). If he really has no other symptoms, i would not be too concerned about it at this point. ...Read more

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Red ear syndrome?

Not sure: Sorry, I am not sure what ready your syndrome is. Would you be able to provide more information. ...Read more

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Red ear wax?

Red ear wax?

Cerumen: Maroon colored cerumen are not uncommon.

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Is a red ear an indication of an ear infection?

Is a red ear an indication of an ear infection?

Where's the red?: The majority of ear infections children get will involve the middle ear. A doctor has to use an otoscope to diagnose them. The ear drum will be red and bulging with fluid behind it.The ear canal can also become infected, but still requires an otoscope to view. The ear lobe and auricle or visualised outside ear being red usually has nothing to do with the common ear infections seen in children . ...Read more

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Is a red ear a sign of an ear infection in an infant?

Is a red ear a sign of an ear infection in an infant?

No: An infant typically will be irritable with possibly a preceding or current upper respiratory infection. there may it may not be fever. The inflammation is in the middle ear and tympanic membrane and this should not cause a red ear. ...Read more

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I have a ringing in ear and red ear wax. Help please can't afford to see a doctor?

I have a ringing in ear and red ear wax. Help please can't afford to see a doctor?

Try hydrogen peroxid: It is possible that impacted ear wax can cause blockage of the ear canal and occasionally tinnitus (ringing). If you can not afford to see a doctor, which, is truly the best thing you could do, then try 3% hydrogen peroxide 4 times a day for 7 days in the ear canal. This treatment should liquefy the wax and then gentle irrigation with warm water should help. Try emergency room doctor. ...Read more

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I got told that my son had a red ear and red throat buy my gp and also infected eczema today when i took him there his temp was 38.4?

I got told that my son had a red ear and red throat buy my gp and also infected eczema today when i took him there his temp was 38.4?

Likely infections: Many youngsters have red throats and red ears from infections (both virus and bacteria germs). The eczema infection is likely to be from a bacteria germ. The doctor should have decided whether s/he thinks that one or both of the infections requires treatment with antibiotics. Having fever often pushes doctors to prescribe antibiotics, especially in younger children.. ...Read more

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