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    Cold Sore inside the ear
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    gerbera123 posted:
    Hello,
    Does anyone know if you can you get a cold sore just in the opening of your ear? I broke out with small clusters - one on my chin and another on my cheek. Have a small tiny blister at the base of my lips, but also noticed one just inside the opening of my ear.

    Thank you.
     
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    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    Shingles (herpes zoster) can involve the ear, and there is a condition called Ramsay-Hunt syndrome that you should read about.


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