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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Infected glands: You have sweat & oil glands within the ear skin. These can be invaded by common skin germs. Local application of moist heat may bring the process ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Plugged glands, etc.: The skin of the ear is no different than the skin of the rest of the face. It responds to the same hormonal stimulations. So it is not at all unusual ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
38 years experience Dermatology
Pimples: Could be, try a benzyl peroxide cream first but if it doesn't help see a derm.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Wash vigorously: Keep skin clean and dry with aggressive washing. You can purchase a comedone extractor at any pharmacy to remove the ones you have.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
Can Happen: Pimples are simply blocked up pores in the skin. Therefore, they can occur anywhere on the surface of the skin, including inside of the ear. However, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
21 years experience Dermatology
Clogged follicles: The ear has follicles just like skin on the face and other parts of the body. Pimples are caused by bacteria, oil, and clogged pores. It is relative ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Staci Levick
31 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Irritation follicle: Earlobe pimples are usually caused by an irritation around a hair follicle that causes accumulation of pus. Generally, it may be due to either pressu ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: The outer 2/3 of your ear canal contains sebaceous glands, which, when clogged, produces pimples.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Don't Do It: See a dermatologist for care and drainage. Squeezing may spread infection and lead to permanent scarring.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: It compresses your skin which compromises circulation to the area.
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