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Bumps On Ear Lobe Symptoms
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 :)
Local infection: 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
Will visit derm soon but scaly small bump on ear lobe for years. I remove it, it comes back. Same size, no other symptoms. Could this be skin cancer?
Cyst: It may be just a simple cyst but you need to see doctor for better evaluation. ...Read more
My boyfriend has a bump on the back of is ear lobe. He has popped it once and a dark gray pus came out. Should we be worried?
Don't worry: It's likely an infected cyst. See a doctor soon. ...Read more
I have a bump in my upper ear lobe it looks like a small pimple. It's very painful. It's going to be my second week with this bump.
My son is 15, he broke out on cheeks, underneath neck, ear lobe and back of next in very small bumps, itchy and hot to the touch. ?
?contact reaction: Sounds like he may be having a contact dermatitis. This is an irritant or allergic reaction to something put on the skin. Does he shave? Any new products on the face? Have him try a soothing lotion like aveeno (oatmeal) and some Hydrocortisone lotion. If the rash increases or swelling develops, have it checked by the doctor. ...Read more
Re-explain I have a hard white bump 1/2 inch from ear lobe when I wear hair up it can be seen. I have a bad habit of scratching. I'm ashamed of it. ?
Depends what it is: This could be a cyst from an oil gland or some scar from a prior piercing. Either way it may need to be reoved. Consult with a facial surgeon or a dermatologic surgeon for advice. ...Read more
Bump: Difficult to diagnose without taking a look at it. Consult your family doctor. ...Read more
Sebaceous cysts: Many people have these cysts, which develop in the earlobes and behind the ears. They are oily, containing sebum, and sometimes can get infected. If you're able to express and drain them on your own, I would not be too concerned. If you develop a large one or it becomes infected, then sometimes surgical removal is necessary. ...Read more