Skin ulcer on ear getting worse, no clear diagnosis. Help.
daughter: started with a very small dry patch of skin on outside of right ear 8 months ago. she moisturized but it developed into somewhat of an ulcer, after three trips to urgent care, one dermatologist that did a biopsy which showed superficial skin ulcer, two more rounds of antibiotics, topical steroid cream, steroid ear drops because they didn’t know what else to do, silvadine ointment, topical antibiotic cream the open area healed, but then another one started. the ear is very painful at times (cartilage ) the back of the ear has had an open area, the lymph node is swollen behind that ear and the right eye has started swelling at night which may not be related. all the labs are normal, lupus, shortens, all inflammatory markers normal. so why don’t the doctors keep looking when the labs are normal but there is obviously something going on??? Why do I and daughter have to search for answers on the web when you all know that doctors don’t want us doing that. the rheumatologist didn’t give any help. Has anyone experienced the above symptoms or can shed some light?