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Abscess On The Ear Lobe
Ear lobe repair: Many people get a split ear lobe from an ear ring getting pulled through. The process to repair the split earlobe is fairly simple. Most plastic surgeons or doctors who do surgery should be able to do the procedure under local anesthetic in their office. The earlobe is numbed up, the skin inside the split is removed and the ends are sutured back together. ...Read more
Gentle washing: Some people tend to produce more oils from the skin. If you use a face wash for oily skin, you could also apply it when washing your face on the ear lobes to see if that can reduce some of the oil buildup. I would avoid getting it in your ear canal, but the outerside is okay. You could also use a washcloth to help remove the soap once you apply it. ...Read more
Yes and no: Surgery can fix this problem but it not ussually done except for extreme problems. ...Read more
5to7 days: It takes 5to 7 days to heal if there is no infection. ...Read more
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 firm and would not be my first choice. If a patient made this request, i would recommend the use of hyaluronic acid fillers as the initial filler. ...Read more
See your doctor.: The causes of chronic swelling of the earlobes can range from an allergy to a metal in a new earring to low-grade infection and inflammation. Since the treatments differ, you need to see your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My stretched ear was infected now it feels like there's something in my lobe. What kind of tests should I get?
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my ear lobe was out if my ear!! like it's just skin but it's hanging off!! its hard to explain! what do I do?
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 either re-submit with clarification or have a medical eval. ...Read more
I have a son who is 4 years old and every day several times a day he rubs his ear lobes because he says it feels good. Should I be worried?
No: Some children develop habits, and the more we pay attention to them, the more they'll continue that habit. Once you determine he does not have ear infections or wax in his ears that may be itching him, then leave him alone, in fact, ignore him when he rubs his ears. He may stop eventually. ...Read more
My 4 yo was bitten on ear lobe by our cat. It's been 24 hrs. cleaning it and using ointment. Dr said to watch. It's little pink and painful. Worry?
Where my ear lobe and face join it hurts as if it has been ripped whenever I move my ear/take my make up off, what could this be and how can I fix it?
Ear infection?: It sounds like you may have in infection in your external ear canal: otitis externa. Do not use Q-tips, which can cause this. Do not go swimming till better. See a doc for evaluation and treatment. Treatment is inexpensive and relief is rapid with prescription meds, if this is the problem. Consider Healthtap Prime for a consult and treatment if you don't have a doc you can call today. ...Read more
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 other more plausible causes such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, allergic reaction, ear infection (skin infection) before i write it off to stress. ...Read more