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In the adult, there are several conditions that affect the ear. The outer ear is made up of cartilage covered by skin. The underlying cartilage can become inflamed by sun exposure of physical irritation (such as sleeping on the ear). Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis is the result of this type of physical irritation and causes reddened and sometimes crusted bumps along the outer edge of the ear. Keloid scars are also common on the ear, caused by some kind of injury. Keloids are overgrown scars that may occur in response to having the ears pierced. The ear is often exposed to the sun, which can cause more serious conditions on this area of skin. Skin cancer of many types can affect the ear along with precancerous lesions called actinic keratoses. Please see the pictures below for information on these and other conditions.
Abscesses can occur at the site of an injury. In this case, an abscess developed after ear cartilage piercing.…
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
This image displays contact dermatitis on the scalp and adjacent to the scalp area in a young man who was using a…
This image displays cellulitis, a bacterial soft tissue infection, requiring examination by a physician and…
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.
When the ear is pierced, lumpy keloids may occur on both sides of the earlobe.
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.
Seborrheic keratoses are common, benign skin lesions in adults. They have a "stuck on" and rough surface…