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my earlobe is swollen and hurts

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: an infection. Show it to your doctor, because you might need to take antibiotics or even undergo surgical drainage.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swelling: Sounds like parotid gland problem. Could be a "stone' or mucus plug. Drink water, massage swelling, apply hot compresses, suck on lemon drops. May nee ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Examination: Actually a cyst or enlarged lymph gland are very likely causes of such a firm mass below the ear lobe. A physician should examine you and advise you.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lymph node: This is likely a lymph node. If you don't feel well, if it is over 1 cm in size, if it is growing in size, if it is rock hard or stuck to surrounding ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Mass: It may not e a lymph node but could be a cyst or lipoma. If it bothers you then excisional biopsy would give you the answer. Good Luck
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Have your doctor look at your ear to see what may be causing this.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph node: This is most likely a normal lymph node. There are dozens located at different sites around the head & neck ¬iced because they are not buried deep ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Ear pain: Sounds like infection. Need to see healthcare provider and have this checked out. Good Luck
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Red? Tender?: Painful? Hot? Pus? Swollen? - get checked for a possible infection.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Ear pinna pain/sleep: If you slept wrong on the pinna it could cause the problem too, but make sure you do not have an insect bite on it. Sometimes and infected insect bite ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Hi It depends on the cause of the swelling. Usually swelling that occurs from trauma or bug bites will go away on its own with time.

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