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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Pink or Red Ear Bump

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced pink or red ear bump. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Hemangioma (a Common, Benign Skin Change)

    A hemangioma is a birthmark that most often appears as a bright red, rubbery nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. It is sometimes called a "strawberry mark," and it grows within the first year of life.

    Will recede over time, and usually no trace is left by age 10.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    growing armpit lump, cherry red armpit bump, shrinking armpit lump
    Symptoms that always occur with hemangioma (a common, benign skin change):
    cherry red armpit bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.Pimple

    Acne, also known as pimples, occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil & dead skin cells. Acne is extremely common and ranges from mild to severe.

    The severity of the acne dictates treatment-type and duration. With proper treatment, acne should resolve in weeks to months. In some cases, acne is a long-term condition.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painful facial bump, marble sized facial lump
    Symptoms that always occur with pimple:
    pink or red facial bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Boil (Furuncle)

    Boils are infections of a hair follicle that creates a small pocket of inflammation full of pus. It's typically caused by a common bacteria called S. Aureus.

    5-10 days

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painful facial bump, marble sized facial lump, constant skin changes
    Symptoms that always occur with boil (furuncle):
    pink or red facial bump
    Symptoms that never occur with boil (furuncle):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  4. 4.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"), which is dangerous and requires treatment.

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, red rash, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, pus-filled rash, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess:
    rash with bumps or blisters
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. Skin cancer falls into two major groups: Non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    facial skin changes, pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painless facial bump, growing facial lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Severe Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"). If the infection begins to spread, urgent treatment is required.

    92-96% resolve with treatment within 7-10 days

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, fever, painful neck lump, marble-size neck lump, pink or red neck bump
    Symptoms that always occur with severe skin abscess:
    pink or red neck bump, red bump
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pink or Red Ear Bump

  • Q.Is your ear bump painful to the touch?
  • Q.Is there something coming out of the bump?
  • Q.Do you eat chocolate at least once-a-week?
  • Q.Stress can cause changes in your body. Are you under a lot of stress?

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Pink or Red Ear Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pink or red ear bump have also experienced:

    • 10% Outer Ear Pain
    • 7% Pain Behind the Ear
    • 5% Lump in Front of the Ear
  • People who have experienced pink or red ear bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Less Than a Week
    • 21% Less Than a Day
    • 19% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced pink or red ear bump were most often matched with:

    • 50% Pimple
    • 50% Boil (Furuncle)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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