My daughter started complaining of pain on the ear lobes and reddness and slight swelling behind her right ear only after she was hit with a field hockey stick during a high school game. We went to six different doctors before a diagnosis was found. First we went to urgent care-the doctor told us it was phlebitis. That was incorrect. Next we went back and forth with 3 different pediatricians in our practice. A CT revealed nothing-thank goodness in a way. They thought an infection or fracture of the mastoid bone behind the ear. Next, a neurologist and an ENT specialist. The had no answers. The last trip back to the pediatricians office. The doctor said maybe phlebitis and referred us to dermatology. I made the appointment with a familiar dermatology PA (at one time a pediatrician PA who we adore). The PA walked in the room, looked at my daughters ear and said I will be right back. Within a few minutes after consulting with a colleague of his, he told us it was RED EAR SYNDROME. It finally made so much sense. She no longer has symptoms after about 3 years or so.View Thread
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