Runny Itching Lumps In The Auricle?
Hello, 3 days the left inner ear has a scab like small, itchy and runny boils. Why? What is the cure? Tks
Hello Mashuri, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
The complaint you mentioned is actually not so specific as to determine a disease. But there are several possibilities that you experience such as:
Otitis Eksterna.- In this disease inflammation process occurs in the earlobe, and ear canal. The ear canal is the channel between the ear hole and the eardrum. The condition that often causes this is a bacterial infection. Furunkel.- Terda [at red bumps on the skin that feels sore and pus-filled, can grow on any part of the skin where there are hair follicles. Otomikosis.- Ear canal infection by fungus. Basically, it is a part of otitis externa. Some things that can cause problems above are as follows:
Swimming. Earwax is too little or too much. Ears scratched / injured. Abnormalities in the narrow ear canal. Other skin diseases such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, etc. that cause peeling of the skin so that germs will easily enter. Based on the three diseases above have symptoms that are similar to each other. The three possibilities above can also influence one another. Some of the above diseases are not serious diseases, but if not treated thoroughly will have an impact on other organs that are close to the ear, even hearing can decrease.
Therefore, I suggest you to consult directly with the ENT doctor, to do a physical examination directly so that you can distinguish some of the above diseases, and therapy can be on target.
Right now what you can do is:
Do not scratch the ear too often, because it will make the ear too clean and eliminate the ear defenses (serumen) so that the infection will easily nest. Do not add ear drops without a doctor's recommendation. Dry your ears when wet. Always wash your hands after touching a sore ear. Enough rest to enhance immunity. Maintain a good diet and drink. Avoid cigarettes and alcohol. That's all I can answer, more and less I apologize.
Thank you and good luck always :)