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Bubble Sort Ear Lobe Cyst
I can feel bubble sort thing in my ear lobe. Is this a cyst? If so, what should I do about it? Pop it?
Earlobe cyst: It can feel like a small lump or a bb pellet under the skin. It is a sebaceous gland cyst and can become infected. Do not play with it or rub it as that will increase the likelihood of infection. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor for an exam of the ear to determine the cause. ...Read more
Cyst: It would have been helpful to see a picture of it. If it was truly a cyst, it may never come back, it may re-occur or the site may get infected. Discuss it with a physician if you are concerned. ...Read more
Earlobe cyst: Not typically, but they do seem to recur. ...Read more
I have a painful (when touched) bump where my ear lobe connect to my face. Is it a cyst? No other symptoms. Should I use a hot compress? Thanks :)
Could be a local infection, especially if sensitive to touch.
Warm compress can help it come to a head. Keep area clean and it should diminish with time. If not, see your MD! ...Read more
Hello Sir, I have a rock hard node 1/2 inch behind my left ear lobe. It will not move and it has been there a year. 3X/yr I am also getting cysts.
Evaluation: You will need an evaluation of this mass to see if it s also a cyst or something else. Hope this helps. ...Read more
2 hard and small cysts found on the back of my ear lobe. Same size since found. Does not hurt until I rub them very hard. No other symptoms. Need help?
Cysts: Most cysts are benign. Have your doctor follow them for size and consistency, but if they remain unchanged don't be concerned. If they grow or persist, your doctor may do a biopsy, just to be sure that it is benign. ...Read more
Huge painful cyst on ear lobe. Tried popping with a sterilized pin and it bleeds but doesn't seem to drain. It's uncomfortable what should I do?
Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.
What is hidradenitis? Have a leaky cyst on upper ear lobe-very painful ear top and back of ear, is this it? Hot compresses and squeezing out fluids.
Hydradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin disease that commonly affects areas bearing apocrine sweat glands or sebaceous glands, such as the underarms, breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks. The ear lobe is not a likely location. You should have this seen by a doctor and if necessary referred to a dermatologist. ...Read more
Tender lump in crease behind ear right where the lobe connects to cartilage. Is there a node there? Or more likely a cyst?
Sebaceous cyst: This is the most common lesion at that location. It may require surgical excision if it gets infected or enlarges. ...Read more
Could be a swollen gland or cyst. Most likely diagnosis is reactive lymph. Should resolve soon.
If not, see an ENT doc for exam. ...Read more
I have 2 sebaceous cysts on my neck they come and go, Dr said it's not a problem a third one just popped on my ear lobe. Is it my immunity or genes?
Neither: Your immunity is fine and sebaceous cysts aren't a hereditary disorder, many people get them, ask your doctor about surgical removal and possibly tissue pathology examination, if your doctor thinks it's important, otherwise don't worry ...Read more
I recently lightened my hair and developed a bump behind my left ear and an increased size in a sebaceous cyst in my right ear lobe. Bleach allergy?
Son is 8 weeks. At his 1mth check they noticed a water bubble looking cyst on the head of his penis. Now his penis head is covered with a blister.
This child needs attention now. Take the child to pediatrician or family doc tomorrow. If not available go to minute clinic. This child needs to be seen to referred to derm as soon as possible. Might consider that the child might be allergic to the disposable diapers. Would consider putting the child in cloth diapers for now.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Could a cyst appear where the jaw meets the ear, sort of like right under the earlobe. And what exactly is a cyst?
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
Variable: The cost would depend on the extent of the damage and where the repair was done. Repairs in a hospital surgical suite will be much more expensive than those done in a physicians clinic. ...Read more
Keep dry and clean:
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by secretions but if you are having drainage from a cyst that ruptured or a pierced ear that is oozing fluid, I'd say first off keep the area dry and clean. Soap and warm water, pat dry. If the area looks red, warm, and painful, it could be infected. In this case, it would be reasonable to get seen at a walk in clinic. Hope this helps ...Read more
Ice and neosporin.: You need to use neosporin ointment to kill any possible infection around the piercing site and then use ice to reduce the swelling. Use ice cold cloth, not ice on the ear. 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off for 1 hour should be suffice. ...Read more
Individualized: There are many different homeopathic remedies that could help a thyroid cyst, but only one of them is likely to help- the choice is based not just on the cyst but on everything else about you as well (homeopaths are more interested in what type of person has a disease than what disease a person has). I advise consulting a good homeopath to determine which remedy is the best fit. ...Read more
May be a good idea: It may be a good idea if the infection is close to the ear ring, so keep it out till infection cleared up. ...Read more