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15 Possible Causes for Erythematous Ear Canal, Folliculitis

  • Otitis Externa

    Gail Huss, IndustrialPseudomonas folliculitis, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 49, 11, (895), (2006).[doi.org] Folliculitis of the ear canal hair may cause acute localized otitis externa .[dictionary.cambridge.org] Diagnosis Before you are treated for otitis externa, be sure to rule out the following conditions that may closely mimic the infection: Eczema (red and scaly skin disease), Folliculitis[healthcentral.com]

  • Acute Otitis Media

    Ears: clean canals bilaterally, left tympanic membrane pearly grey with light reflex and visible bony landmarks.[npstudent.com] Right tympanic membrane erythematous and bulging with diminished light reflex, bony landmarks not visualized. No purulent drainage observed.[npstudent.com]

  • Fungal Otitis Externa

    Examination revealed an erythematous canal with normal tympanic membrane. He was given strict instructions regarding water precautions and ear trauma.[aapc.com] Diagnosis Before you are treated for otitis externa, be sure to rule out the following conditions that may closely mimic the infection: Eczema (red and scaly skin disease), Folliculitis[healthcentral.com] The external auditory canal will often be erythematous and oedematous.[drnirmalpatel.com]

  • Dermatitis Medicamentosa

    Rash" and "Swimmer's Ear" (Pseudomonas) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Contact dermatitis (Medical Encyclopedia) Diaper rash (Medical Encyclopedia) Hot tub folliculitis[icdlist.com]

  • Folliculitis

    This presents with erythematous, sometimes vesicular, glassy or desquamating lesions and can follow a pattern where the drops have rolled out of the ear canal, down the conchal[entokey.com] folliculitis.[symptoma.com] Eosinophilic folliculitis may appear in persons with impaired immune systems. Folliculitis decalvans or tufted folliculitis usually affects the scalp.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Intertrigo

    ear canal Erythematous mucosa Excessive smegma Exfoliative dermatitis, generalized Generalized exfoliative dermatitis Generalized granuloma annulare Genitocrural intertrigo[icd9data.com] Folliculitis, an infection of the hair follicle, presents as painful spots, red in color, forming on the follicle.[ozarkderm.com] : Staphylococcus aureus Acute or chronic Superficial tender red papules Pustules centred on hair follicles May be provoked by shaving , waxing, epilating Folliculitis Common[dermnetnz.org]

  • Sweet Syndrome

    ear canal Erythematous mucosa Excessive smegma Exfoliative dermatitis, generalized Generalized exfoliative dermatitis Generalized granuloma annulare Genitocrural intertrigo[icd9data.com] […] year-old man presented with erythematous, edematous, and ulcerated plaques in the extensor surface of the upper extremities, after a ketoconazole course due to pityrosporum folliculitis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The dermatologist said that the folliculitis likely occured becasuse of her shaving and her surpressed imune system (from the Simponi for RA).[healingwell.com]

  • Exfoliative Dermatitis

    ear canal Erythematous mucosa Excessive smegma Exfoliative dermatitis, generalized Generalized exfoliative dermatitis Generalized granuloma annulare Genitocrural intertrigo[icd9data.com] Rash" and "Swimmer's Ear" (Pseudomonas) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Contact dermatitis (Medical Encyclopedia) Diaper rash (Medical Encyclopedia) Hot tub folliculitis[icdlist.com] Actinic reticuloid 97 Adverse drug a Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis Toxic epidermal necrolysis Other Pseudolymphoma 103 Erythema gyratum repens 107 Perforating folliculitis[plasticsurgerykey.com]

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis

    […] especially where sebaceous glands are numerous eyebrows nasolabial folds external ear canals groin Evaluation Diagnosis is made by clinical history and exam skin biopsy typically[step2.medbullets.com] The recognition of Malassezia folliculitis in recent decades has led to some confusion regarding categorization of these cases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Impetigo of the scalp and folliculitis. There is no greasy dandruff and the lesions are usually localized.[drmhijazy.com]

  • Granuloma Annulare

    ear canal Erythematous mucosa Excessive smegma Exfoliative dermatitis, generalized Generalized exfoliative dermatitis Generalized granuloma annulare Genitocrural intertrigo[icd9data.com] In this case, the GA may represent an isotopic phenomenon, with lesions developing in hair follicles that were previously affected by a suppurative folliculitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The clinical differential diagnosis includes molluscum contagiosum, perforating collagenosis, elastosis perforans serpiginosa, perforating folliculitis and sarcoidosis [ 2[mdpi.com]

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