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A 22-year-old female asked:

Felt a pimple type tiny bump in my ear near lobule but the bump is on the inside only(doesn't show)i pressed white stuff/puss came out from piercing ?

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: Your description suggests you may have an Epidermal Inclusion Cyst. Caused by growth of skin-like cells within dermis. Usually asymptomatic but can produce a cheesy-like discharge, can also become inflammed and infected. Treatment includes incision and drainage, antibiotics. Surgical removal of cyst wall may be needed to prevent recurrence. See your doctor now for prompt evaluation and treatment.

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