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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How is ear pain prevented?

my right ear hurts on the outside of the ear Its very red and hot even to the touch. its all along the outer edge to the lobe. It sorta has a white patch. Maybe like a blister? I did get some sun on Monday and mid yesterday is when it started acting up.
Thu, 21 May 2015
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Hi, read and understood that you have developed pain, redness and hot to touch sensation on the right ear pinna, you are feeling this like white patch like a blister and were exposed to sun .

This is usually due to a condition called chondritis and can occur due to insect bite, trivial trauma which goes unnoticed and so on.

I would give you a antihistamine and steroid if required. First of all relax as this is usually self-limiting.
I would follow this daily and aspirate followed by a tight bandage if there is fluid collection.
If you can , please consult an ENT Surgeon for clinical evaluation and further care.
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