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Ear redness

Ear redness: Introduction

Ear redness: Redness of the ear - may involve the middle and inner ear. See detailed information below for a list of 25 causes of Ear redness, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Ear redness:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Ear redness. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Ear redness

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Causes of Types of Ear redness:

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Ear redness: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Ear redness, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Ear redness Treatments

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Stories from Users for Ear redness

Real-life user stories relating to Ear redness:

Message Boards for Ear redness

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Ear redness or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Ear redness:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Ear redness. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
  • Manipulate the pinna to establish if this aggravates the pain - would suggest otitis externa, furunculosis, ear lobe infection or perichondritis.
  • Examine for enlargement of the local lymph nodes
  • Examine the nature of the ear discharge - if present.
  • Examine both ear canals and ear drums with otoscope looking for abnormalities such as infection, boil in outer ear canal (furunculosis), ruptured drum or foreign body
  • Look for red, swollen and exquisitely tender pinna of the ear which characterizes perichondritis (infection of the cartilage of the ear) which may follow trauma or surgery to the ear
  • more tests...»

Ear redness: Animations

Ear redness: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Ear redness may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Ear redness

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Ear redness. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Ear redness: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Ear redness:

The list of organs typically affected by Ear redness may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Ear redness

The list below shows some of the causes of Ear redness mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Ear redness?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Ear redness. Of the 25 causes of Ear redness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 24 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Ear redness:

The following list of conditions have 'Ear redness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Ear redness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Ear redness based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Ear redness?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Ear redness, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Ear redness:

    Subtypes of Ear redness:

    Ear inflammation (24 causes), Middle ear inflammation (18 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Ear redness:

    Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin colour symptoms (2348 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)

    Symptoms related to Ear redness:

    Ear itching (14 causes), Earache (162 causes), Ear pain (66 causes), Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Ear infection (83 causes), Ear trauma, Eczema (227 causes), Psoriasis, Exposure to heat, Ear piercing, Insect bite, Perichondritis

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