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Symptoms Of Blister On Helix Ear
Six year old has itchy raised oozing blisters behind both ears and a few on the top of her head appearing for over a week. She has no other symptoms.
71 yr old female. Pain on outside portion of left ear. Had herpes zoster virus of left ear 15 yrs ago. No blisters. Symptoms began last night.?
Possible herpes: If she did not have anything outside the ear look inside the ear canal you may find one or two, if you find them that is it. If you do NT search for other reasons. ...Read more
Does facial palsy always present with ramsay hunt syndrome, I have all other symptoms, only pain is to the back of my head and neck. Blisters in ear etc?
RHS: Facial paralys can present few days before or after onset of other symptoms in rhs. Acute facial paralysis is the hallmark of rhs, but the syndrome as described by dr. Hunt can have varying presentation, making the history and physical examination the most important tool. Other nerves in close proximity to the facial nerve can be affected by vzv. Focus is on differential diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have blister like bumps on my chin. They are filled with clear fluid. No head or pus. And they seem to spread. No other symptoms.
See a dermatologist: Without seeing these and getting a full history, including a list of any medications you may be on it is impossible to speculate on a diagnosis. ...Read more
Injury or infection: Have you injured it? If so, blood can accumulate under the skin and cause permanent swelling/deformity (cauliflower ear). It needs to be seen right away and sometimes drained. If not, it may be infected. Do you have ear canal drainage or pain? Ear canal infections can contribute. Did you sleep on it in an uncomfortable way? Lots of questions, I know, but it might be good to see a doctor. ...Read more
I got my ear pierced back in may 2016. Its a helix piercing. Its been pretty fine since But the ear seems to swell a little bit.?
Dry skin or shampoo on ear in concave of helix. Rubbed area harshly 1 day ago. Have area of tiny broken capillaries on top of helix. Will they fade?
Yes, they will: Fade with time.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 5-week premature son was born with floppy ears. He is 1 now. His helix regions are firmer but still a bit soft/droopy. Will they harden with time?
Feeling itching in my inner side of helix in the ear. And if I rub it there is secretion of some kind of transperent liquid. What could be reason?
Infection: You may have an infection/irritation/inflamation of the ear canal, otitis externa, causing the itching and the drainage. ...Read more
Root of helix on ear itches from time to time nd when pressed on/itched a liquid comes out. Has been happenin since I was little. What is this?
Cyst: Sounds like a developmental cyst of some type. You will likely need a simple surgical procedure likely as an outpatient. See an otolaryngologist or ear, nose, and throat surgeon. ...Read more
I have a bump underneath the helix of my right ear. I do not have a piercing, so I'm not sure what this bump is.
Right ear bump: Please set up an appointment with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist! ...Read more
I have what you would call spock ear. Where there isn't a fold in the helix part of the ear. Please give me advice. Surgeons I've been 2cant fix it?
Spock Ear: A spock ear (or stahl's ear) has an extra fold going backwards to a point a little like the star trek character. A board certified plastic surgeon may be able to reshape the ear, but it will depend on the specifics of the deformity. For newborns, molding can help in the first few days after birth. After that, only cosmetic surgery can help. ...Read more
I have a bug bite on my ear (helix) I guess, It hurts when I touch it with a little force, how can I get rid of it?
Strange waxy build up - not in my ear canal, but in the flap (where the helix folds in). Usually dry, sometimes moist, ALWAYS painful to remove?
Dermatitis: It's best that you see your Family Doc or Dermatologist for evaluation. Or ask for video Virtual Consult w/HealthTap doc who can see what you're referring to. Common causes that might explain your post are eczema (sensitive skin) & psoriasis. Or perhaps you have an untreated infection. Regardless, see your doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
The underside of the helix of both my right and left ears are sore, red, and are oozing clear liquid that eventually crusts over, what might this be?
Need exam: Your answer will be after an exam ...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
Several days ago I burned the helix of my ear with a hair straightening iron, now I am experiencing shooting pains through the cartilage of my ear?
I have a small painless bony lump above each of my ears (on top of root of helix), may I know what is that? Just bones or something else?
Symmetrical (equal or almost equal both sides) chances are its your skull! (Phrenology I the study of such bumps which used to me a form of medical diagnosis)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Hello, tophus on the helix of my left ear - would it be safe to say that I have lots of Tophi on various joints inside my body as well?
After getting my helix pierced, I have been nauseous, lightbeaded and off balance for a year. Does this sound like Perichondritis or ear infection?
No it is not:
No it is not perichondritis.
it could be an ear problem though.
the nausea, the dizziness, could be related to the inner ear, but to last for a year must be something psychosomatic.
it is not normal for anybody to have nausea, and dizziness for a year.
see a doctor, preferably ENT. ...Read more
I have small bumps on both my ears (worse on ear w/ the helix piercing) they are small and a little paler than my skin color, itchy sore to the touch, ?
Cartilage: This sounds like one of the frequent complications of piercing cartilage anywhere in the body. Doing this is a big risk, because cartilage contains no blood vessels, and often reacts to the injury of piercing by growing together erratically. You really need to see a dermatologist, but first remove all your piercings, let the wounds heal, and never pierce cartilage again! ...Read more
Is an MRI or CT scan without contrast useful to define a preauricular sinus? 3 month evolution; spontaneous drainage of large abscess next to ascending margin of helix. Inflammation did not totally resolve. Now slight pain and heaviness in both ears and
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have small blisters appearing on bother ears the tops and lobes they are painful and filled with a clear fluid what could this be please?
I have a blister like bump behind near inbetween my head and ear. Its the same colour as my skin and hurts like a blister when I touch it. What is it?
Could be: Blisters can be from an infection, allergic reactions or from injuries. A complete history and examination will help the doctor determin the likely cause. ...Read more
My child is 19 month old her outer ear on the top seems to be red and blistering is there something I can do for this?
See your DR.: Neosporin is not only useless, it is a common sensitizer causing allergic reactions. Same for bacitracin. Studies clearly show that they neither cure nor prevent infections. Throw it away. Same for triple antibiotic. Needs to be seen to determine what, if any, treatment might help. ...Read more