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Hi I have a painful pimple on my earlobe for about 5 days now my ears swollen it so painful any advice??

Hi I have a painful pimple on my earlobe for about 5 days now my ears swollen it so painful any advice??

Use an: Anti pimple lotion at night and in the morning. It sounds painful, but should only be there for a short while. It will get better soon. Hang in there. ...Read more

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While eating something spicy, I noticed on neck under earlobe was swollen. Ear hurts and when I eat the swelling goes back up?

While eating something spicy, I noticed on neck under earlobe was swollen. Ear hurts and when I eat the swelling goes back up?

Swelling: Sounds like parotid gland problem. Could be a "stone' or mucus plug. Drink water, massage swelling, apply hot compresses, suck on lemon drops. May need to see ENT. ...Read more

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Painful spot behind ear and a tender swollem bump below the spot near earlobe. What is it? Its the right ear and been there since 3 days bump since 1

Painful spot behind ear and a tender swollem bump below the spot near earlobe. What is it? Its the right ear and been there since 3 days bump since 1

Reactive lymph node: You may have a small infection there with a reactive lymph node right below it. If this fails to resolve then see your dr. To make sure there is nothing suspicious that needs a biopsy. We can get infections at a hair follicle that may be causing the tenderness. Get it checked if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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Small cyst in earlobe popped under skin. Earlobe has swollen, is slightly warm, but not too painful. Should I wait to see what happens?

Small cyst in earlobe popped under skin. Earlobe has swollen, is slightly warm, but not too painful. Should I wait to see what happens?

NO: Most likely you have infected cyst, if you get it drained (I&D) you will get quicker relief from pain and less scar formation on your ear lobule, see your doctor also you may need Rx for antibiotics ...Read more

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Painful swollen, warm to touch earlobe, with hard lump inside. What could this be, a boil?

Painful swollen, warm to touch earlobe, with hard lump inside. What could this be, a boil?

Ruptured cyst: Most likely it is an epidermal cyst that has ruptured. The swelling and tenderness is the resulting inflammatory reaction, which is often mistaken for an infection. But like an infection, it needs to be drained to relieve the pressure and stop the pain. Epidermal cysts occur very commonly in earlobes; no one knows why. ...Read more

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Ears pierced for years and now swollen earlobe?

Ears pierced for years and now swollen earlobe?

Infection vs cyst: Even pierced years ago, ears may develop infection. There may also have developed a small cyst that either IS the swelling or predisposes to infection. It was be appropriate to have this evaluated by medical professional. ...Read more

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What to do if ears pierced for years and now swollen earlobe?

What to do if ears pierced for years and now swollen earlobe?

Infection: If the ear lobe is red and tender in addition to being swollen, then you have an infection. Treatment is either hot soaks or incision and drainage. ...Read more

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Could your earlobe become red and swollen if I have an ear infection?

Could your earlobe become red and swollen if I have an ear infection?

Ear Lobe: A red and swollen earlobe does not mean you have an ear infection. The only way to make that diagnosis is to have your doctor examine your ear with an otoscope. ...Read more

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My earlobe is kind of swollen and firm to the touch. It seems as though there's a lump inside it. I don't have my ears pierced; I'm just concerned.?

My earlobe is kind of swollen and firm to the touch. It seems as though there's a lump inside it. I don't have my ears pierced; I'm just concerned.?

Acne: You likely have a clogged gland or acne lesion developing in your ear lobe. Use warm compresses and topical antibiotics or acne medications to help treat it. ...Read more

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My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?

My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?

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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My gland is swollen right where my jaw and neck meet, right under my earlobe. My ears have also been swelling. What is going on?

My gland is swollen right where my jaw and neck meet, right under my earlobe. My ears have also been swelling. What is going on?

Maybe Parotitis: The parotid glands are the saliva-producing glands.
Parotitis is an inflammation of one or both parotid glands. There are a number of causes including infection (both bacterial and viral), autoimmune (sjogren syndrome), obstructing stone or other causes of blockage, as well as sarcoidosis among many other less common causes. You need to see your physician. ...Read more

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I have a swollen, red hard bump on the cartilage/earlobe area of my ear. I would say it is about the size of two peas. Appeared today, no head to it.

I have a swollen, red hard bump on the cartilage/earlobe area of my ear. I would say it is about the size of two peas. Appeared today, no head to it.

Ear papule: Could try warm soaks and topical bacitacin x 12 hours, if not improving or getting worse go to ENT or ER as may need lancing, antibiotics and if on ccatilage a pressure dressing ...Read more

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Why is your earlobe swollen red and hot if you have an outer ear infection?

Why is your earlobe swollen red and hot if you have an outer ear infection?

Otitis externa: An outer ear infection (or swimmers ear) can be quite painful and causes swelling of the ear canal and outer ear and lobe (in some cases). These infections require drops at a minimum and may require oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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My right ear lobe is a little red and swollen and there is a white/yellow crust by my earring hole? What is wrong with my earlobe?

Assess for Infection: 17 yr old; redness, swelling, yellow crust at earring hole. This can be due to infection or a reaction to metal in earrings. There is no mention of pain which is an indicator of infection. If pain is present & other symptoms are worsening, infection is probable & you should see your doctor. Otherwise do not wear earrings x 3-4 days, cleanse area with soap/water, change to hypoallergenic earrings. ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy ears, that spread to neck & face. I have a swollen gland/lump beside the jaw bone (right under my earlobe). What can this be?

I have extremely itchy ears, that spread to neck & face. I have a swollen gland/lump beside the jaw bone (right under my earlobe). What can this be?

Possible allergy: If you wear earrings and have this rash you may be allergic to the nickel in the earrings. See a dermatologist or your general doctor who can prescribe a cortisone cream and stop wearing the earrings till the rash has gone away. You may want to go have patch testing done at a dermatologist office to see if you are allergic to nickel. There are earrings made of titanium is rare to be allergic to. ...Read more

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I've been having on and off pain right under my earlobe since the past 2 years. No dental problems or any lumps. No swollen glands, no ear infection.

Nerve pain: You could have an irritated or inflamed nerve in the face / jaw area that causes pain just under the earlobe. Another possibility is TMJ which is inflammation in the jaw joint - it can cause pain in the ear as well. It is also possible that you have something wrong in the right side of your throat that is referring pain to the area under your ealobe. See an ENT specialist for workup. ...Read more

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Below my earlobe is swollen what is wrong?

Below my earlobe is swollen what is wrong?

Earlobe: May be a swollen parotid gland, lymph node or sebaceous gland. Warm compresses and hydration may help, but you should have it checked out ...Read more

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My earlobe is big and swollen what do I do?

Have this medically: Evaluated for possible infection. Take care.

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I woke up this morning and my left earlobe was swollen and it has a small round bump inside... I don't know what to do. It really hurts and it's grown?

I woke up this morning and my left earlobe was swollen and it has a small round bump inside... I don't know what to do. It really hurts and it's grown?

Sounds like: An infection. Show it to your doctor, because you might need to take antibiotics or even undergo surgical drainage. ...Read more

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My earlobe is red, swollen and bumpy with a burning, itchy feeling. Do you know what it could be?

My earlobe is red, swollen and bumpy with a burning, itchy feeling. Do you know what it could be?

It sounds like a: contact dermatitis or allergic reaction at your earlobe. Do you wear pierced earrings? If you do, stop wearing them immediately. Get a steroid cream or ointment from your Dr. To relive these symptoms. Also try benadryl (diphenhydramine) to relieve itch and swelling. ...Read more

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Right bottom earlobe has Been itchy since I was a my dad's a few days ago now 2 days later it is swollen hot to touch, itchy and little bumps?

Right bottom earlobe has Been itchy since I was a my dad's a few days ago now 2 days later it is swollen hot to touch, itchy and little bumps?

Infected?: Sounds like it might have gotten irritated and then a skin infection. Suggest wash it with hydrogen peroxide to clear off dead skin. Then put topical antibiotic ointment on it a couple of times a day and see if quiets down in 2-3 days. If not, see your Dr or Urgent Care for check. ...Read more

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My earlobe has been swollen & have been hurting since saturday & it's monday so, today I squeezed it & yellow liquid came out then, clear what is it?

My earlobe has been swollen & have been hurting since saturday & it's monday so, today I squeezed it & yellow liquid came out then, clear what is it?

A cyst: Cysts are very common in the ear lobes and can get infected. Consider keeping your earring out for a few days, clean it with peroxide and water, and if more swollen and tender, get an antibiotic from you doctor. ...Read more

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My earlobe is swollen and it's not my earring, but there is a scab near my earring and yesterday it was just blood that came out, now pus and blood?

My earlobe is swollen and it's not my earring, but there is a scab near my earring and yesterday it was just blood that came out, now pus and blood?

See doctor: You have an infection in your ear and you will need antibiotics. Please see your doctor as soon as possible or go to ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph below my right earlobe which is tender and pains. What shud I do to get rid if it? Its really uncomfortable.

I have a swollen lymph below my right earlobe which is tender and pains. What shud I do to get rid if it? Its really uncomfortable.

Needs to be seen: Have your swollen area be looked at by a doctor. Most of the time, in a case of a skin disorder or lesion, doctors recommend an exam to determine what type of lesion you have. It is good to know exact location, size, color, texture, associated symptoms, previous similar history, possible trauma to same area, family history of skin disorder. ...Read more