Pimple in Ear: How It Happens and How to Treat It

Pimple in Ear Symptoms

The following are some of the most common pimple in ear symptoms. You may have other pimple in ear symptoms. If so, please share them with us!

1) Blisters on your Ears: These blisters will usually appear at the back of your ears (see picture).

They will hurt when touched. Sometimes they look like boils but these are not really pimples and do not need to be treated.

2) Painful Hearing Loss: When you have pimple in ear pain is felt in both ears.

Your hearing may become very bad or even impossible to hear.

3) Headache: Some people experience headache while having pimple in ear.

Headaches can last from few days to several months depending upon the severity of the problem.

4) Sore Throat: Some people experience sore throat while having pimple in ear.

Sores in the throat can cause difficulty swallowing food and drinking liquids.

5) Hearing Aches: Some people experience hearing aching while having pimple in ear.

These aching pains can last from few days to several months depending upon the severity of the problem.

6) Swelling in the Ears: Some people experience swelling in the ears while having pimple in ear.

Swelling of the ears can cause your ears to look unusual causing concern from others.

7) Discharge of a Yellow or White Color Fluid: This is very uncommon but some people experience skin tears on their ears that result in a yellow or white color fluid dripping out of the ear.

This is very nasty and may be very contagious to other people.

Pimple in ear is known by several other names: pimples in ears, pimples in ear canal, pimples in the ears, infected ear pimples, pimples in the ear canal, zits in the ear.

Pimple in ear causes are still unknown to most medical professionals. Some people experience pimple in ear due to genetics. Some medical professionals feel that there are certain actions that may result in the body creating pimples in ears.

These causes are unknown to most medical professionals.

Pimple in ear can be contagious. You should not share combs, hairbrush, hats, earphones, headphones, or other items that touch the ear with someone who has pimple in the ear. Doing so may cause pimple in ear in yourself or others.

The pimple in ear bacteria, or whatever it is, can be spread through contact.

Pimple in ear treatment can be difficult because if left untreated it may cause complications. If you experience pimple in ear, see a physician immediately! Do not try to treat it using over-the-counter medication.

These may make the problem worse. If you experience pimples in ears and have allergies, see an allergist because your allergy medicine may help with the pimples in ears. If you have had pimples in ears for a long time, your immune system may be weak. This can make you more likely to get another type of infection. You should see your general physician to determine if you need antibiotics to prevent other infections.

If left untreated, pimple in ears can cause complications. These complications can be very serious and may even be life threatening. Some of the complications that can occur with pimple in ears include brain infection, brain damage, hearing loss, facial paralysis, and others.

If you experience any of these symptoms you should seek emergency medical attention.

If you experience pimple in ear AND have diabetes (especially if you aren’t aware that you have diabetes), it is very important that you seek immediate medical attention. The elevated blood sugars associated with diabetes can cause skin irritation and may lead to skin breakdown. This breakdown can cause skin sores and slow healing.

This makes it easier for pimple in ears to get worse and harder to treat.

Pimple in ear prevention is fairly simple. First of all, you should keep the inside of your ears clean. This helps prevent bacteria from growing on skin that is exposed to air and is also not able to be cleaned like other skin on your body.

For most people, this is sufficient to prevent a pimple in ear. If you have already experienced pimples in ears, or have a lot of ear wax, it may be beneficial to clean the outside of your ears as well. Use caution when cleaning the outside of your ears. Use a washcloth and gently scrub the outside. You do not want to force dirt and bacteria further into the ear. If you experience hearing loss, tingling, or other symptoms, see a physician immediately. It is also a good idea to see a physician if you notice a change in your hearing. While this may indicate an ear infection, it may also indicate something more serious like a tumor or other condition.

If you experience pimples in ears, you may be able to help clear up the pimples by drinking a lot of water and eating foods that are high in vitamin A.

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