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Ear blister
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Ear blister

I had this sudden pain on the rim of my left ear. i looked in the mirrow and the rim - on the top or my ear looks red, swalen and have a blister like someone burnt it with a cigarete. what is it?
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It is unclear what this is.  It could be a pseudocyst of the ear, an infected inclusion cyst (sebaceous cyst), or represent a more diffuse systemic inflammatory problem.  See your physician for a full exam.  If there is a question, they can refer you to an ENT physician for a full evaluation.

If you would like you could post or send a photo of your ear; perhaps that would help with the diagnosis.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical
advice - the information presented is for patients education only.
Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your
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