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Cause of purple, reddish dots on ear lobe?
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Cause of purple, reddish dots on ear lobe?

For about a year I have had a recurring rash on my ear lobe, mainly my right ear lobe, it turns purplish, like a bruise. It has red and purple dots on it. What causes this? It's not painful and does not itch. It lasts about a week, then disappears and comes back.
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Do you have your ears pierced?  I know a women who all of a sudden starting gettin rashes on her ears and it ended up that she was allergic to the metal.  She had never had previous reactions, just developed overtime.
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I have my ears pierced for years but i don't wear earrings.
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Look up Petichiae, and Telangiectasia. These sound like what you describe, but can have many causes. Try this website. It has pictures.
http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/
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