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Swollen Red Ear 4 Year Old Child
My 4 year old has cold & lymph nodes swollen. In the past 4 days he said twice that while blowing his ear hurts and few seconds later no pain, no fever?
Clearing eustachian: Your son is likely having some congestion of his eustachian tube- tube that connects middle ear to throat. As he blows his nose he clears his eustachian tube. If ear pain persists he should be checked by his physician. ...Read more
Found and removed a tick from my 4 year old son. 24 hours later swollen redness surrounding the area. Tick had not fully attached yet when removed.?
Tick: Get magnifying glass and see if part of head still attached. How did you remove it? ...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
My 6 year old sons head is quite swollen and red behind his right ear. His ear has been bothering him today but tonight we just noticed the swelling.
The top outside of my 7 year old son's ear is bright red, swollen, hot to the touch, he says it is very itchy. It is only one ear. No sign of bug bi?
Insect bite: Sometimes the bite mark can be subtle. Sun burn can cause same finding but usually affects both ears. In either case, cold compress should be of help in relieving swelling and itching. ...Read more
My 4 year old son has tiny red bumps on the top of his ear lobes and it seems to be spreading to the outline of his scalp and now on cheeks...any idea?
Many possibilities: Rashes that remain localized to specific areas are often reactions to soaps/lotions or other material that was in contact with that area. Specific cause is hard to confirm without an exam and review of possible exposures. ...Read more
My 4 year old had red, swollen, and painful tops of his hands. He's had it before, but we thought it was wind burn from winter.
Swollen hands: Does it involve the finger tips, palms or dorsum of the hands? A picture might help. Otherwise see his pediatrician. ...Read more
4 year old has painful, swollen, red frenum that now extends all the way down to between 2 front teeth. Sudden onset 4 days ago. No other symptoms.?
Soft tissue injury: Your child probably tramatized the tissue that runs from lip to boney ridge. However there are other causes of pain in this region including fractured, injured, or decayed teeth, food impaction, infected gums, lesions, etc. Would be prudent to have Dentist or Pedodontist examine your son. ...Read more
My son has just had his 4 year old immunisation needles & his right arm has swollen up & has a red rash. He says its itchy & is getting worse?
My 4 year old son has swollen glands in his neck and 2 on the back of his head, that are quite large. He has not been sick, and I am very worried.
Bug bites? Shots?: Glandular swelling can be a non specific response to vaccines or systemic viral illnesses, even if there are no other outward signs of the illness. Bug bites or skin rashes can also lead to regional node swelling. ...Read more
My daughter six years old went on field trip today and came back with a head ache and swollen ear lob and red blotches on her arms and face?
Be seen: There are many potential conditions going on here, and she needs to be seen to evaluate her. ...Read more
3 year olds foreskin is red and puffy, what could it be? My 3 year olds penis has been red and swollen on the foreskin for about 24 hours now. He is circumsized. It looks like a puffy ring just behind the head of his penis. Its smooth and the bottom of it
See: See your doctor asap to make sure nothing serious. ...Read more
My 4 year olds elbow is red and swollen as if she was bitten by a bug. Should I take her to the hospital?
Why might my 4 year olds left knee be swollen, hot, and red? No injury that I know of. She did get stung by something yesterday but that is on her arm
4 year old said bee bit her on back of head. No prior knowledge of bee stings. Result, bump on the back of her head, 2inch in diameter. Small red dot?
My 2 year old has red swollen earlobe for a few days there was a blister at one point now it looks like there are several tiny red bumps what could it?
My baby is having a swellen red spot on her left ear. It is there on her at 4mnth after her birth. She is now 1yr old. It is spreading slowly.
May be birthmark: There are some "birthmarks" that emerge in the first few months on the skin surface. A common one is composed of a jumbled collection of capillaries that grow faster than the kid until about a year then slow to gradually shrink down by the 4-5th birthday. These are blood red, just under the skin & can have a stain quality or be rough. Your doc can tell you foor sure. ...Read more
3.5 year old son's penile head is red, sore, swollen from today. Retracting foreskin gently I saw penile head is blue, a bit smelly. Infection? Trauma?
Could be infection: Take him in to be seen and get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Today my 3 year old son's penile head is red, sore, swollen. I retracted foreskin gently: penile head is blue, a bit smelly. ER? Family Doctor in 10h?
I'm freaking out! I have anxiety and think I have tonsil cancer I smoke, and have had strep 3x a year! And now my tonsil is swollen red and ear hurts,?
So, see a Dr ASAP: It's not likely, but if you do - it's treatable and only will kill you if you wait too long - so don't! Have an exam - if it's not - you'll feel much better - not freak out - and maybe stop smoking as a bonus! That might be a really nice outcome overall. Have it checked. Follow up on treatment suggestions and you'll probably be okay - I hope so. Best! ...Read more
My baby got her ears pierce and now they're red, swollen, and black gooey stuff. Can it be a infection?
Possibly: An infection is the most likely answer. Less likely would be an allergy to the nickel. You should have her seen by a doctor and her earrings need to be removed ...Read more
My 10 month old has one ear red not swollen and is always scratching eats untill they bleed. Please help.
My 2 yr old quickly developed a red swollen outer ear. It doesn't bother him but is bright red and hard. It may have been a bite, but I'm not sure.
See Your Doctor: 2 yr old with "red swollen outer ear". Insect bites to the outer ear can cause marked redness, swelling, pain. Symptoms are self-limited over 48-72 hrs. However, trauma to the outer ear is a medical emergency due to excessive bleeding causing damage to the cartilage. This can occur from falls in children. Your son should see his doctor now to ensure correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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
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