Welcome to Buoy Health

Learn about your ear redness on both sides, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your ear redness on both sides from our A.I. health assistant. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

Ear Redness on Both Sides Checker

Take a quiz to find out why you’re having ear redness on both sides.

Take a quiz
Your Ear Redness on Both Sides May Also be Known as:
Both ears are red
Redness in both ears

Top 7 Ear Redness on Both Sides Causes

  1. 1.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Ear

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

    You can safely treat this condition on at home. The main treatment for this disease is to avoid the substance that triggers the skin inflammation. Moisturizer can also be helpful to provide relief for your inflamed skin.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    ear itch, ear redness, scabbed area of the ear
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the ear:
    ear redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Cushing Syndrome

    Cushing Syndrome is a hormonal disorder. The cause is long-term exposure to too much cortisol, a hormone that the adrenal gland makes. Sometimes, taking synthetic hormone medicine like corticosteroids to treat an inflammatory disease leads to Cushing's syndrome.

    Your treatment will depend on why your have too much cortisol. If it is because you have been taking synthetic hormones, a lower dose may control your symptoms. If the cause is a tumor, surgery and other therapies may be needed, so a doctor's consultation in the near future is best.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, headache, weight gain, back pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Lyme Disease

    Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of a tick, which needs to latch on for a few days to transmit the bacteria. This infection can affect the skin, but more dangerously, the nervous system.

    You should see your doctor in the next few days to discuss symptoms and get treatment.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, muscle aches, irritability, loss of appetite
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

    Ear Redness on Both Sides Checker

    Take a quiz to find out why you’re having ear redness on both sides.

    Take a quiz
  4. 4.Tension Headache (Previously Undiagnosed)

    Tension-type headaches are the most common type of headache. It is pain or discomfort in the head and/or neck. It is often accompanied by muscle tightness in these areas. This condition can occur as little as once a year but as often as more than 15 days per month (chronic). The cause of tension-type headaches is not clear.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own. Tension-type headaches are diagnosed purely by your symptoms. Medications like over-the-counter pain killers (e.g., ibuprofen or Tylenol) may help. Be cautious with dosage and how often these are used. If these headaches become more chronic in nature, you should visit your primary care physician, who will evaluate your symptoms and may be able to prescribe a stronger medications.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    history of headaches, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, moderate headache, mild headache
    Symptoms that always occur with tension headache (previously undiagnosed):
    history of headaches
    Symptoms that never occur with tension headache (previously undiagnosed):
    change in urine color, hidden: both photo and phonophobia, throbbing headache, headache resulting from a head injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  5. 5.Cellulitis

    Cellulitis is a skin infection that typically comes from other parts of the face like the mouth or the sinuses.

    You should head to the nearest emergency room to avoid complications of the infection, which can spread to the airways, blood, and nervous system.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, ear pain, ear redness, swollen ear
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    ear redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Tension Headache (First Onset)

    Tension-type headaches are the most common type of headache. It is pain or discomfort in the head and/or neck. It's often associated with muscle tightness in these areas. This condition can occur as little as once a year (infrequent) but as often as more than 15 days per month (chronic). The cause of tension-type headaches is not clear.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own. Tension-type headaches are diagnosed purely by your symptoms. Medications, such as over-the-counter pain killers (e.g., ibuprofen or Tylenol) may help. However, it is important not to take them too regularly. Taking them more than two or three times a week can cause more headaches, as the body gets used to the drug, and the headache comes back when you stop taking the medication. If these headaches become more chronic in nature, you should visit your primary care physician, as chronic tension-type headaches can be more effectively treated with prescription medications and additional non-drug therapies.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    new headache, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, moderate headache, mild headache
    Symptoms that always occur with tension headache (first onset):
    new headache
    Symptoms that never occur with tension headache (first onset):
    hidden: both photo and phonophobia, throbbing headache, headache resulting from a head injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  7. 7.Hemochromatosis

    Hemochromatosis is a disease in which too much iron builds up in the body. This can be hereditary or caused by another condition like liver failure.

    You should visit your primary care physician for diagnostic blood tests (too look at your iron stores). Depending on severity, your treatment could range from watchful waiting to lifestyle changes to donating blood to reduce the iron levels.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), joint pain, decreased sex drive, frequent urination
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Ear Redness on Both Sides

  • Q.Is your ear redness constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long has your ear been red?
  • Q.Are your ears also itchy?
  • Q.How red is your ear?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our ear redness on both sides symptom checker.

Take a quiz

Ear Redness on Both Sides Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced ear redness on both sides have also experienced:

    • 5% Fever
    • 5% Regurgitation
    • 5% Pain in One Testicle
  • People who have experienced ear redness on both sides had symptoms persist for:

    • 31% Less Than a Day
    • 22% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced ear redness on both sides were most often matched with:

    • 12% Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Ear
    • 12% Cushing Syndrome
    • 12% Lyme Disease

Ear Redness on Both Sides Checker

Take a quiz to find out why you’re having ear redness on both sides.

Take a quiz