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Red Rash On Ear Lobe
Rash on top of outer ear and behind. - redness -swelling -warm to touch -burning -itching -pain -small bumps large knot slightly under lobe?
I have this dry rash like things behind my ears and lobes down to the side of my neck just above my shoulders and my cheeks its itchy but its not red?
Need an Exam: Please go see your physician today. A rash that is spreading is not to be ignored. We do not offer treatment here on Health Tap. ...Read more
Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?
? ECZEMA: This appears to be eczema. Did you use a new soap, facial cream or lotion. If you did stop using it. Take oral benadryll. You can try an over the counter steroid cream--if not better see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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 feel tender pain just below my left ear lobe. Could it be for swollen lymph node. However there are no signs or rashes in that particular area.
Topical antibiotics: If you wear earrings then the first thing to do is to remove the earring, cleanse the area and apply topical antibiotic. Regular cleansing and topical medication should settle things but if no improvement then you need to contact your pcp as you may need antibiotics by mouth. ...Read more
I don't wear earrings but the back or my ear half way down my ear to my ear lobes have a rash that comes & goes. What could be causing this?
It has been three weeks since my two ear lobe piercings. Both of them are red and swollen and are a bit dry around the piercing. What should I do?
My 4 yo was bitten on ear lobe by our cat. It's been 24 hrs. Cleaning it and using ointment. Dr said to watch. It's slightly red and painful. Worry?
There is a knot in the right ear lobe that is painful to touch. The skin of the lobe is red. It has been in this state for 5 days. What do you think?
Infection: Most likely is a pimple, but you can get pretty severe infections in ear cartilage if they don't get treated. Put a warm wash cloth on the ear at least 6 times today for about 5 minutes each time, and if it is not the least bit better by tomorrow you should see someone and get on an antibiotic. ...Read more
Ear lobe: If this is near a piercing, do not use your earrings. You need to see a clinician so that a culture can be taken and so you can be placed on empirical antibiotics. Any earring that has been used recently will require special attention to clean with antiseptic and rubbing alcohol to remove the chance of possible reinfection. ...Read more
I have a firm mobile mass just behind the ear lobe since 1.5 years with no systemic symptoms, size fluctuates n sometimes overlyin skin is warm n red
? sebaceous cyst?: You should have your PCP or a dermatologist look at this.... it may be a lymph node, or it may be a gland in the skin that gets inflamed and infected on and off (a sebaceous cyst). Your parotid gland is IN FRONT of your ear, so I doubt it is a problem with that. But having a doctor examine it is your best course of action. They will probably want to biopsy it or excise it. ...Read more
My ear lobe suddenly got swollen, red, painful, and hot. It's the part of the lobe that's right below where the cartilage begins. What's causing it?
Hi! My daughter is 1 and had her ears pierced 3 months ago. This morning, she woke up and the one lobe (bottom) around the earring is swollen and red.
Symptoms include a large dark red boil in the ear, and there is a burning sensation at the back of the ear lobe when pressed. Diagnosis?
Infected cyst: You have what sounds like an infected cyst. This could be related to a piercing if you have had that. At any rate you should have this seen and treated soon. ...Read more
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
Woke up to stinging pain on my outter ear just above ear lobe. Worst pain I have ever felt and my ear was very red. Felt as if I got stung or bit?
Likely stung or bit: 21y/o Female says, Woke up to stinging pain on my outer ear just above ear lobe. Worst pain I have ever felt and my ear was very red. Felt as if I got stung or bit? Likely you were indeed stung or bitten. Best precaution is to go to ER or see one's PCP asap for evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I've got like a red cut behind the ear lobe on top of the ear. It keeps making light yellow and a bit smelly crusts. What to do? Could it be serious?
Hello my five year old daughter had a few red dots on her ear lobe (left) yesterday and I didn't think anything of it, she didn't complain about it ei?
Red dots: Red dots on earlobe could have been insect bites. If she is not complaining- eg no itching or pain, likely okay. ...Read more
Lump on face near ear lobe, moves slightly, rash behind ear, hurts a bit when touched. Is this serious?
Reactive node: The lump is most likely a reactive lymph node that tends to enlarge from pea sized to bean sized when stimulated by such things as skin rashes/bug bites/viruses &the like. They usually stay enlarged while stimulated &recede when not. Takes 3-4 weeks to settle down. Your doc can confirm this. ...Read more
Ear lobe piercing 49 days old has white stuff coming out of it. Piercing hole & ear isn't red swolen, & has no pain. Is my ear piercing infected?
My 8 month old woke up this morning with one ear red hot and swollen. Its her outer ear, mostly the lobe, dosnt look to go inside the ear. What is thi?
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People often tell me that their child's ear is red, then we end up diagnosing ear infection later in the day/week.
However, I think it's also common that kids ears are red b/c they sleep on them or maybe b/c kid has a fever.
If redness persists, especially w/pain or fever, good idea to have it checked. ...Read more
Painful rash: If it's just on one side, i'd worry this was shingles and would encourage you to get someone to start treatment right away. If it's on both sides, it could be an allergic reaction to something that got on your skin. There are a lot of other conditions that can cause painful rashes but most need to be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more
My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?
Likely infected: This could be a simple skin infection or an inflamed lymph node. In either case, an evaluation may be needed. In the short term you can apply moist heat to the area in the form of a heated compress several times a day. If it is a minor issue the body may heal itself. If it worsens it will need to be seen. ...Read more
18 yo who had her upper ear lobe pierced 2 wks ago. It is red and slightly painful. She now has a small lymph node on the back of her neck. Related?
Ear lobe pain: Depending on how it looks, you may need antibiotics and the lymph node may signal the infection. ...Read more
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