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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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