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My ear is constantly itchy, and my earwax seems to be an unusual red/orange color. What could this mean?

My ear is constantly itchy, and my earwax seems to be an unusual red/orange color. What could this mean?

Itchy ears: Quit cleaning ears with Q-tips. Cerumen is a lubricant, keeps canal pH in acidic range, prevents dryness, combats infections. Irrigate ears in shower, towel dry and leave alone otherwise. If persists see ENT, my need microcleaning and ear drops, e.g. Vosol ...Read more

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On the back top of my ear I have a painful red spot that heals a yellow scab that's quite golden. If I take the scab off it leaks clear fluid. Help!

On the back top of my ear I have a painful red spot that heals a yellow scab that's quite golden. If I take the scab off it leaks clear fluid. Help!

Infection: Sounds like a cellulitis. possibly strep / staph. Wash area carefully twice daily. Apply bacitracin topical twice daily. If it gets red / angry appearing despite cleansing area visit your primary care provider for antibiotics. ...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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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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Something bite me back of my ear is red just red don't hurt. .....I want to know if is a spiders or something bad?

Something bite me back of my ear is red just red don't hurt. .....I want to know if is a spiders or something bad?

Have it looked at: It's hard to tell without seeing it what bit you. It's unlikely that it was a spider (or at least a venomous one) because spider bites are typically painful. I would recommend to go to your doctor to have it looked at. If you live in a wooded area where you could've gotten bitten by a tick, bloodwork should be done to rule out lyme disease. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was cleaning out my ear with a ear bud and all of a sudden I had bright red blood come out of my ear with no pain what could this be I'm concerned?

Injury to ear canal: The ear canal is easily injured by inserting anything into it. It is likely that you scratched the delicate skin with the ear bud, causing bleeding. If bleeding continues for more than a few minutes, or there is any hearing loss, or significant pain, the ear should be examined by a physician. Otherwise, it would be advisable to keep water out of the injured ear for a few days, and no ear bud. ...Read more

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I have a red bump in my ear and it's painful and I've had it for a couple of days. I have my ears pierced. Should I be concerned?

I have a red bump in my ear and it's painful and I've had it for a couple of days. I have my ears pierced. Should I be concerned?

Red bump in ears: A red bump might mean an abscess or infection. Rush to have this treated because if it involves the cartilage, this can spread and destroy the cartilage and you end up with a horribly deformed ear. This is an emergency if it involves the cartilage. Do not put heat on it. ...Read more

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I have a bad pain in my anthihelix in my ear. It's been a few weeks now, I can't even touch it hurts so bad! It looks red and irritated.?

Strep infection: Sounds like a strep (or staph) infection. If the cartilage is infected, this can be serious. See a physician, and get some antibiotics. In the meantime, apply hand sanitizer topically, and maybe a heating pad--use continuously until you get the antibiotics, which I recommend you get soonest! ...Read more

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Older sister flicked top part of my ear (helix) hurt a little when she did it, which is now soft and a bit red, will there be any hearing/ear damage?

Older sister flicked top part of my ear (helix) hurt a little when she did it, which is now soft and a bit red, will there be any hearing/ear damage?

No: Injury to the helix will not cause hearing loss. If the site of injury develops a lump or ulcerates, it would be prudent to see a doctor, in case it got infected and needs to be treated with antibiotics.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Hi, im having itchy red dots appearing and disappearing 1 on my forehead 1on my cheek on my neck in my ear 3 on my chest?

Hi, im having itchy red dots appearing and disappearing 1 on my forehead 1on my cheek on my neck in my ear 3 on my chest?

Itchy spots: Hard to tell what they are, if they come and go they may be hives, but I suggest you see a dermatologist to give you a proper diagnosis. Btw alcohol may make things worse. ...Read more

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Back of my ear hurts a lot, it feels like a pimple but its not red n has been there for couple days. Also it hurts when I lay on my side?

Back of my ear hurts a lot, it feels like a pimple but its not red n has been there for couple days. Also it hurts when I lay on my side?

Could be a cyst: Cysts are not uncommon behind the ear. They can get inflammed or infected and cause pain. If it is becoming infected, it will likely turn red and may drain pus and relieve the pain. If not, it may need surgical drainage or removal. If it continues to be painful, see your physician. ...Read more

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Used a cotton swab in my ear after shower I didn't even go in deep but when I pulled out there were red dots on it and same on the other ear?

Used a cotton swab in my ear after shower I didn't even go in deep but when I pulled out there were red dots on it and same on the other ear?

No qtips in ear!: You could have bruised or scratched your ear canal with the qtip. Qtips are for applying medicine and makeup. "Only thing you should place in your ear is your elbow." ...Read more

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Just yesterday the outer edge if my ear started burning, and itchy and it is red and a little warm. The inside of my ear feels fine. What could it be?

Just yesterday the outer edge if my ear started burning, and itchy and it is red and a little warm. The inside of my ear feels fine. What could it be?

Perichondritis: You may have an infection of the skin or covering of the cartilage of the ear which is the structure that gives the ear its shape. It may be cellulitus beginning you should have it checked. ...Read more

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I have this red bumps in my face and have and itch in my ear and my whole head what can this be?

I have this red bumps in my face and have and itch in my ear and my whole head what can this be?

Many possibilities: These symptoms may be due to a number of things: an allergic reaction, acne, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis of the clap, a fungal infection.
I suggest you see your family doc or a dermatologist -seeing a rash is worth a thousand words where diagnosing and treating rashes is concerned. ...Read more

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Hard, red thing in my ear. Can't really get more info than a quick swip with my nail, I have sensitive ears and it's way in there. What is it.

See family physician: You may have solidified ear wax, a dead insect, coagulated blood from a small clot, and so on. Your family physician can look and pull it out in two minutes.
Go get both ears checked, and get this taken care of. Do not put q-tips or other pointy objects into your ear canal...It could push the item further in. ...Read more

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I found a large amount of dark red/brown earwax in the outside of my ear, on one side, and usually only get the dry flaky wax, what does this mean?

I found a large amount of dark red/brown earwax in the outside of my ear, on one side, and usually only get the dry flaky wax, what does this mean?

Ear wax may need: To be cleaned out by your doctor. Please see him/her to rule out other possibilities also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I get sharp pains on the left side of my head, right behind my ear, usually accompanied by red blisters in my ear. It comes and goes. What might it be?

Viral reaction: This sounds like it may be recurrent shingles otherwise known as herpes zoster. There are meds to take for this to decrease the duration and intensity of the pain, but there is no cure for shingles. ...Read more

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I have 3 sores in my ear that have now become indents. They are red and irritated. They went from zits to indents when I started scratching them.

I have 3 sores in my ear that have now become indents. They are red and irritated. They went from zits to indents when I started scratching them.

Soap and water: Wash with soap and water, keep hair products other than shampoo away from the area, and allow these to dry and heal. Picking at them can introduce infection. ...Read more

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Using of bike helmet had caused an infection on one of my ear its red and itches and I always feel warm from inside what sort of remedies u suggest me?

Using of bike helmet had caused an infection on one of my ear its red and itches and I always feel warm from inside what sort of remedies u suggest me?

Throw the helmet: First thing you need to do, is to throw away the helmet.
Second clean your ear with peroxide and apply topical antibiotic.
Apply heat on and off on your ear.
Not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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I started having pain in my ear when I would push in certain places or fold it. 3 days later I got little red dots on my ears and neck and my scalp been really itchy. What could it be?

Allergic?: I wonder if it's an allergy but some elements make me think of shingles which is less common at your age. If it becomes painful see your doctor to get treated. ...Read more

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Pressure sensation in my ear for 5 days now. I could also hear my heartbeat. The pressure comes and goes, no pain at all I see redness on my ear canal

Pressure sensation in my ear for 5 days now. I could also hear my heartbeat. The pressure comes and goes, no pain at all I see redness on my ear canal

It is likely you: Have an ear canal infection causing your symptoms. It would be appropriate to be evaluated and treated before this progresses and becomes more serious. Make an appointment for evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more