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Bright red ears

05/22/2007

Question:

my grandson is 7 and his ears become bright red at times, what causes this?

Answer:

There can be many causes of bright red ears, some of which are embarrassment, feeling hot, fever, blushing and numerous others.  If you are concerned that this may be a medical problem, please ask his parents to discuss your concerns with your grandson's primary care provider.

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Response by:

Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati