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White Bump In The Ear Canal
I have a few scaly white bumps on my left outer ear above the ear canal. No other symptoms, no change for months. No drainage/ulceration. What is it?
Bump found in ear canal (near the outside) while q tipping my ears this morning. Hurts when pushed on stung when peroxide applied to it. What is it?
Otitis externa: Have you been swimming recently? It might be a swimmer's ear (otitis externa) which is a local skin infection of the ear canal. It could also just be a skin infection formed by clogged pore, kind of like a small abscess. I would apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin to the area 3x/day. If it is not improving then you should see the doctor. ...Read more
Small bump at the beginning of my external ear canal. Feels like a regular bump. Feels like there is some small bone there that is bigger on that side?
Tricky: cannot say in your particular case, but some things that can be there are lymph nodes and cysts (they are painless and do not grow over time). ...Read more
I have a very small bump on the inside of my ear canal against the ear drum that I can feel with my pinky finger. is it wax?
Take a look: Difficult to say without seeing. Have someone else take a look, see if it's a pimple. Wax should be soft and move when touched. ...Read more
Ear canal swollen and same ear and eye on left side bumps all over and itchiness. Could there be something in ear or just allergic reaction.?
Allergic reaction: The itchy bumps imply an allergic reaction and should respond to some over the counter cortisone cream, but swelling of the ear canal usually means an outer ear infection (such as "swimmer's ear") and usually ear drops would be prescribed. Occasionally white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide can be used for mild swimmer's ear. ...Read more
My 3 month baby has been persistently tugging at his left ear. He isn't crying, but I did notice some white crust around ear canal. Should I worry?
Cradle cap can : appear in ear folds & behind ears, though it more often starts on the scalp. It's a "potato-chip" rash - dry, but greasy, akin to dandruff. If mild, it requires no treatment except gently brushing off loose flakes of skin before shampoos. When his pediatrician checks to see if any flaking is in the outer 3rd of the external auditory canal, ask if you need to use medicated shampoo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get this white, flakey crumbly stuff on my ears and around & just inside the opening to the ear canal. Clobetasol helps. Seborrheic dermatitis?
Probably: It probably is seborrheic dermatitis especially if you get flaking on the sides of your nose your eyebrows and your scalp or chest areas. However clobetasol is too strong for that area. Have it checked out by a dermatologist to determine the best and safest treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poked ear canal with a hair pin & found white stone like hard material is in ear canal.mild pain,Itching and numbness in that ear.no ear wax.
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