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Is a small red spot on the skin of a child a concern?

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Dr. Chobufo Ditah

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2009

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Posted on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: My son has come from nursery with this mark in his ear. Im not sure what it is. Its got a spot in the middle as well...should i be concerned. Hes had no accidents or anything..
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
NO need to be worried!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this mark and al the inconveniences this must have caused you. I have reviewed the information fully and this is nothing to worry about. It represents an area of redness and could represent trauma. The nature is nothing to worry about as this will certainly resolve spontaneously without need for any medical intervention.

Keep me posted. If you have any further worries, please o share them with me. Keep me posted. I wish you well.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah 3 hours later
Its in a really odd place. All i can imagine hes done is hes poked his ear with a fork. As if he banged it it would be on the outiside of the ear as well. It seems such a specific place. Do toddlers put things in and around their ear alot? I suffer from anixety and in particular when my son gets hurt of unwell.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Relax, this will soon pass away!

Detailed Answer:
HI,

There is nothing to bother about here. This is minor trauma and common with children. They always play with thee ear and I have received many with foreign bodies in the ear. All is well and all will be okay.

I understand caring mothers can easily get stressed by this. However, this is minor and really part of the growing up process.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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