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Red, itchy, bumpy on the outer cartilage of ears

Hi, I've been experiencing red, itchy, slightly bumpy ears for the past two days. It's not on the inside on the ear canal, but it's on the outside, on the cartilage. They're a little bumpy, almost like a rash, but not really. Just kind of rough. Any suggestions?
Mon, 10 Mar 2014
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello,
Welcome to HCM,
Thetre are many conditions which can present with these symptoms, some of the causes for your symptoms are
Auricular hematoma
Abscess or boil
Cellulitis
Eczema
Insect bites
Sebaceous cysts
I would suggest you to consult your ENT surgeon to identify the causes for symptoms and then we can decide on treatment.
Thank you.
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Red, itchy, bumpy on the outer cartilage of ears

Hello, Welcome to HCM, Thetre are many conditions which can present with these symptoms, some of the causes for your symptoms are Auricular hematoma Abscess or boil Cellulitis Eczema Insect bites Sebaceous cysts I would suggest you to consult your ENT surgeon to identify the causes for symptoms and then we can decide on treatment. Thank you.