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How can I fix a torn ear lobe?

How can I fix a torn 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

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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Why causes a left ear lobe to hurt?

Why causes a left ear lobe to hurt?

Something not on RT.: Don' have a clue, except if it's only on the left something on the left is causing it to hurt. ...Read more

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Can top of ear lobe get badly sunburn?

Can top of ear lobe get badly sunburn?

Yes: Any area of skin can become sunburnt. Use sunblock spf 15 or higher and reapply according to the package directions. ...Read more

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Excess oils on ear lobes ,all the time ..

Excess oils on ear lobes ,all the time ..

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

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Stretched ear lobes as I age. Can surgery fix them?

Stretched ear lobes as I age. Can surgery fix them?

Yes and no: Surgery can fix this problem but it not ussually done except for extreme problems. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a swollen ear lobe?

Clogged pore: Your ear lobe has sebaceous glands like most areas of the skin. This can be clogged and become inflamed as a result. This causes it to become swollen and can be painful. Often, your body can resolve this on its own. If it is red, and painful, you may consider antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ear lobe piercings to heal?

5to7 days: It takes 5to 7 days to heal if there is no infection. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a swollen ear lobe to go down?

Depends: It is depend whether or not you have infection, and require med. It is best to see doctor. ...Read more

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To get my ear lobe fat again, would any kind of injection in the ear lobe work?

To get my ear lobe fat again, would any kind of injection in the ear lobe work?

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

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Have had swollen ear lobes for a long time with no other apparent symptoms. Is this unusual?

Have had swollen ear lobes for a long time with no other apparent symptoms. Is this unusual?

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 more

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Ear lobe swollen don't wear earrings what can it be ?should I be worried ? What can cause it?

Ear lobe swollen don't wear earrings what can it be ?should I be worried ? What can cause it?

Infection: Sometimes cysts, infections, keloids can develop in ears. A doctor would have to see your ear or in person to be more accurate. Good luck and please see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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My sons ear lobes are swollen, look lumpy and he says they itch? And this is also on his cheeks.

My sons ear lobes are swollen, look lumpy and he says they itch? And this is also on his cheeks.

Angioedema: This is angioedema. It is more unsightly and uncomfortable than it is serious. Many times, in kids, it is secondary to a recent or present infection. The safest thing to do is see the pediatrician before using an medications. ...Read more

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My stretched ear was infected now it feels like there's something in my lobe. What kind of tests should I get?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Cat bite: Cat bites usually need an antibiotic and it sounds like this one is getting worse and not better. Don't delay and see a primary health care worker. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My ear lobes itch. Maybe from stress?

My ear lobes itch. Maybe from stress?

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

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What causes rash around the ear lobes babies?

What causes rash around the ear lobes babies?

Possible eczema: Eczema usually starts behind the crease of the earlobe and then to the earlobe. Other rashes are possible. It's hard to diagnose rash without seeing patient. ...Read more

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How can you ?Reduce ear lobe size?

How can you ?Reduce ear lobe size?

Otoplasty: Ear lobe can be reduced by a plastic surgeon or an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more