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Causes Of Ear Redness And Hotness
Unlikely: It's likely that you have an ear infection. Allergy might increase the risk of getting ear infection by causing dysfunction of the natural ear draining mechanism. However when one ear is red and hot like you describe, you might need to see a local physician to be looked at to rule out infection and get proper treatment. Read more
Some people: Suffer from "Flushing" syndrome which is usually benign and has no real cause or treatment. Some foods have been associated with this condition - including some red wines. Keep a food diary and share it with your Doc. Read more
What can cause one ear to get red and flush? Allergies? Anxiety? It happens more often when I'm stressed or lying down.
My left ear has been red for the past few days on and off. It always happens after I get a headache. What causes one ear to become red after headache?
Why do I get red splotchy colored on my neck and chest at random times? Sometimes one ear will turn bright red and gets hot also.
Infection?: Two things come to mind: a common outer ear infection (otitis externa) or an allergic reaction (even simple insect bites can do this in some people). Other possibilities include an infection of the skin of the ear (cellulitis) or trauma. Your doctor or urgent care provider can gather a complete history and evaluate you to come up with the best treatment. Take care! Read more
Possible infection: Recent piercings or injury to ear? Cartilage may be infected & require antibiotics and/or incision & drainage. Other possibility is hematoma beneath the skin from injury; drainage by ENT or fp may be needed for relief of pain & to prevent complications. Cool compresses may decrease swelling as temporary measure until doctor is seen. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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?
Follow this am: 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
Why does my skin become hot and red randomly. Mostly my one ear, chest, cheeks? Legs? It gets red hot and blotchy out of no where
Is it itchy?: If these symptoms have been occurring for a while you may be allergic to one of your medications or have another skin condition such as cold urticaria. See if your symptoms occur around the time of taking your medication or are related to exposure to cold. Is your rash itchy and how long does it last? If it does not go away in minutes see your doctor right away so that a precise diagnosis can m Read more
I will get occasional red, itchy ears in mid-afternoon. Always one ear, but never both at the same time. Overheating? Stress?
Pink/Red from Blood: In good light, press your palm firmly with 1 thumb & hold for several seconds. Release quickly & watch. The return of pink is blood returning into the capillaries; a body wide issue. If 1 ear lobe more red; briefly or continuously? Increased redness most likely increased capillary density or flow. Next; why? Examine closely, experiment a little.? Seek out help from md well reviewed by clients. Read more
My 10 month old has one ear red not swollen and is always scratching eats untill they bleed. Please help.
Looked in baby's ear and ear drum is red on one ear he is teething and runny nose could it b ear infection or pressure? 4 weeks ago on antibiotics
Red doesn't diagnose: Red is but one thing we look at when visualizing an ear drum. Red alone does not an ear infection make. An ear drum can be red if child has fever, is crying, holding breath, etc. We also look at landmarks, how the light reflexes, whether the ear drum moves, whether there is fluid behind the drum. All the things together make the diagnosis. If you are concerned, best to have doc look to diagnose. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last 2wks one or both ears get red and hot. Almost only before bed, resolves overnight. No changes in diet, medications. Ideas as to possible cause?
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