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Tiny bumps on the ear and behind the ear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   I am
User :   i have small bumps, kind of like a rash, on and behind my right ear bad and on my left just a few bumps
User :   as i wake up this AM i noticed that my right ear is swollin
Doctor :   How many bumps on near the rt ear and how many on the left?
Doctor :   Do you have pain and burning sensation?
User :   i would say more than 50 on the left small very small size bumps
User :   on the outer ear and behind it
User :   and on the left 10 behind the ear
Doctor :   Do you have pain and burning sensation?
User :   on the right ear yes
Doctor :   Are they spread on a thin strip of skin?
User :   yeah they are located behind the ear they have not spread
User :   and on the ear
Doctor :   How do they look like, red or brown or yellow dot
User :   i had a friend look at hem he siad they looked normal , he couldnt not tell
Doctor :   Did you go on hiking or trekking a few days earlier?
User :   i was in a pool
Doctor :   Did you ever had chicken pox or herpes?
User :   its extreamly hot here in VA beach
User :   ive had chicken pox
User :   never have had herpes
Doctor :   What is your age, occupation?
Doctor :   Gender?
User :   22, i fwork for the hotel indsutrie, and male
Doctor :   Are you in relationship with a woman?

Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   No and not in the last 2 weeks
Doctor :   Can you take a picture of it and send it to me now?
User :   yes
User :   how would i do that
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   Are you in stress ?
Doctor :   Do you have anythings in the past that is more bothering, anxious?
User :   what do you mean
Doctor :   Stress?
User :   Not lately
Doctor :   The description looks to an episode of herpes
User :   im sending 2 pics
Doctor :   The positve thing is a past history of chicken pox
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes you will clearly see the rash and redness
User :   i have been putting cortizone cream on it
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Actually you need good pain killer and that a special pain killer
Doctor :   which is not over the counter
Doctor :   Till then you can use any OTC
Doctor :   for relief
User :   sorry
User :   did you get the pics?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   i got them
Doctor :   and viewed them
Doctor :   On inspection of it
User :   yes
Doctor :   it looks to be herpes rash
Doctor :   *herpetic rash
Doctor :   You need a antiviral
User :   how could i have got it?
Doctor :   A previous infection of the chicken pox
Doctor :   The herpes will stay in the nerves for years together in man's life
User :   Oh
Doctor :   and whenever there is some reduction in immunity
Doctor :   It recurs
Doctor :   Do you remember if some insect has crawled over the body
Doctor :   The rash would be the same
User :   no i dont but that was a first guest
User :   guess
User :   so anti viral cream?
User :   any reccomendations?
Doctor :   Not cream, oral medication
Doctor :   Till then you have to apply CALADRYL
User :   ok so go see my doctor?
Doctor :   Some oral pain killers
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   The pain is so bothersome after a day
Doctor :   that it interferes in every work of the day
Doctor :   So the best possible way is
User :   ok well I will go do that
Doctor :   1) Apply CALADRYL lotion with a soft cotton, 5 times a day
User :   ok
Doctor :   2) Take MOTRIN 400mg twice a day
Doctor :   3) See the Doctor for prescription based neuropathic pain killers
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   It takes next 4 to 5 days for the rash to disappera
User :   ok
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