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i have a knot in my ear lobe

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
?cyst?: It may be a cyst. If it becomes red, hot, swollen with enlarged lymph nodes and more tender it may have become infected. In that case seek med eval.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Less likely: Although, stress is a reason for itchiness, but it would probably be expected to cause more extensive itchiness than just the ear lobes. I'd look for ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Confused: The earlobe is soft tissue at the bottom of the ear. The earlobe would not come out of the ear canal. I am sorry, but I am unable to visualize. Please ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear lobes: Greetings. Yes, it is safe to use gauges to stretch your ear lobes if you so choose. Keep them clean and if any signs of redness is noted, then see yo ... Read More
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Dr. Kenny Chuu
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Keep dry and clean: Hello I'm not sure exactly what you mean by secretions but if you are having drainage from a cyst that ruptured or a pierced ear that is oozing fluid, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See an ENT: They can remove it under local anesthesia if needed.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Big juicy lobes: This is not a common request and certainly collagen would accomplish a temporary increase in the side of the earlobe but it may feel unnecessarily fir ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Otoplasty: Ear lobe can be reduced by a plastic surgeon or an ENT surgeon.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Ear wicks: Yes. Once a wick in the ear is fully saturated, it is not doing as much good as it did originally. If symptoms recur, you can buy ear wicks on your ow ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not for quite a : while - Let your piercings heal. BE PATIENT OR YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEMS !!

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