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my tragus is hard and hurts

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Bump: Bump near ear with ear pain could be the beginnings of heroes zoster/shingles. How old are you and can you send a photo ASAP?

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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : Can be sebaceous cyst or something else which gets infected.see primary care physician person for specific diagnosis and treatment
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
I am unable to give : you a diagnosis without actually seeing the lump and performing certain tests. Is it towards the jawline, fevers? Is the lump diminishing as your ear ... Read More
Dr. Richard Amato
36 years experience Dentistry
Sounds like an infec: sounds like an infection better get this checked out ASAP
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection?: Piercing your tragus was a bad idea since the piercing goes through cartilage. Please have your ear examined by a doctor for signs of infection.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tragus piercing: A lot- especially if an infection sets in and your cartilage becomes infected. It isn't worth it!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tragus piercing: The tragus is the small cartilage of your outer ear, just in front of the opening of the ear canal. Much like the earlobe, this area is not that sens ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
31 years experience General Practice
Lets review your que: The main problem would be infection.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Taylor Pollei
12 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: Yes, but until it heals completely, you are at risk for infection. Watch for increasing redness, cloudy drainage, worsening pain that could indicate ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe....: Because your tragus was never meant to be pierced! Seriously, it sounds like you might have a bit of an infection going on. You could also be reacti ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tragus piercing: You may have an infection from the piercing. You should have your ear examined to prevent infection if the cartilage.

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