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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