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The pictures below link to conditions that affect the ear in adults. The outer ear is a cartilage structure that is covered by skin. Occasionally this cartilage can become inflamed due to repeated irritation (often caused by sleeping on the ear) or from sun exposure. Repeated irritation to the ear can cause small, reddened bumps (sometimes with a crust) to appear along the edge of the ear, called chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis. Keloid scars also commonly affect the ear. Keloids are lumps on the skin that form in response to some type of injury, such as piercing the skin of the ear. The position of the ears on the head makes it so they are often exposed to the sun. Therefore, skin cancer and a precancerous condition called actinic keratitis commonly affect the ear.
Abscesses can occur at the site of an injury. In this case, an abscess developed after ear cartilage piercing.…
Severe redness and swelling are typical in cellulitis. The skin is usually very warm to the touch.
This image displays a cutaneous horn with a squamous cell carcinoma at the base.
This image displays a large, infected cyst, which is draining some pus.
This image displays the firm, hard lump typical of advanced gout.
This image displays a keloid at the site of ear piercing.
This image displays a typical keratoacanthoma in front of the top of the ear.
Psoriasis of the ear typically involves the ear canal and appears as redness with white scale.
The red, scaling, and itching associated with seborrheic dermatitis are common in the ear canal.
Seborrheic keratoses are common, benign skin lesions in adults. They have a "stuck on" and rough surface…