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Bright red ears



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


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