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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I woke up this morning with what looks like bilateral bruising on my earlobes. Is this a sign of something? The "bruising" looks identical on both sides, I'm 28 and this has never happened before. The "bruising" does not hurt.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   Hi Dr XXX
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Is there any associated swelling
User :   none
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Did recently get ear piercing done
User :   Could it have to do with excessive alcohol consumption last night?
User :   No ear piercings
Doctor :   Do you remeber any kind of insect bites
Doctor :   I meant yesterday
User :   no insect bites
Doctor :   Or did u consume sea foods
User :   no seafood either
Doctor :   OK
User :   and i don't have any allergies
Doctor :   Was your alchoal the usual
User :   no, it was much more than normal
Doctor :   *alcohol
User :   that's the only thing out of the ordinary
Doctor :   So u dont have any Itching?
User :   no itching
User :   my girlfriend pointed it out to me, i didn't even feel it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Then you are not sure from when u have the redness
User :   i also have gallstones, could that be something?
Doctor :   Do u use any riding gear like helmets
User :   it was there when i woke up
Doctor :   No
User :   no riding gear
Doctor :   Did u take any medicines in the recent past
User :   no, i haven't taken medicine in several years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you similar kind of bruising else where in the body?
User :   no other bruising
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is this pathognomonic for something?
Doctor :   From your symptoms I Do think your condition could probably be contact dermatitis
Doctor :   No
User :   even though it's not swollen?
Doctor :   Was your Beddings recently changed
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok then you dont have to worry
User :   ok...
User :   what would i have been worrying about?
Doctor :   This could also be due to UV exposure by sun
User :   it's on the inferior aspect
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I would suggest you to Apply soothening prepartions for now
Doctor :   Caladryl lotion twice daily
User :   thank you
User :   i'll have it checked
Doctor :   Is there any thing i can help you with?
User :   it's just this
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   it's strange
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   is there anything else it may possible be?
User :   i just want to be prepared with any ideas
Doctor :   Just wait for a day or two after application of caladryl
Doctor :   hope things will get well
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Wishing you speedy recovery
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