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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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Is it possible to have a pimple in your ear?

Is it possible to have a pimple in your ear?

Yes: The outer 2/3 of your ear canal contains sebaceous glands, which, when clogged, produces pimples. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a sore or cystic pimple in your ear?

What causes rid of a sore or cystic pimple in your ear?

Hurts, huh?: About once every few years i get one of these, and putting a stethoscope in ears with one is totally not fun. Best thing is to keep clean, and then can use a drying agent such as vinegar or a little rubbing alcohol on a q-tip if the pimple can be reached. On rare occasions is lots of drainage from "the zit", a topical antibiotic may be needed. ...Read more

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When pimples pop out in strange places such as in your ear or on your arm. What is this?

When pimples pop out in strange places such as in your ear or on your arm. What is this?

Arm acne?: These rather painful pimples are not actually acne, but rather folliculitis. This translates out as irritations around hair follicles. They are annoying and usually non-infectious. Just because there is a pus bump doesn't mean there is bacteria! hot soaks, and ultimately gentle pressure (and i mean gentle!) will almost always make them go away. ...Read more

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Why do I get a pimple in my ear ?

Why do I get a pimple in my ear ?

Clogged glands: There are any glands in your ear that produce oils and they can become clogged and cause pimples, just like on other area in your body. Try to keep your ears cleaned out well. See your doctor if you have pain, swelling, changes in hearing, or concerns about this. ...Read more

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Why do I always get a pimple in my ear? Thanks!

Ear pimple: The skin in your ear and canal have glands that produce oils and wax. If the duct gets blocked it produces pimples, just like elsewhere on the body. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a huge pimple in the ear fast?

How do you get rid of a huge pimple in the ear fast?

Vanishing cream: I prefer the daily vanishing cream as it has benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient, which is the best product available over the counter for the treatment of acne. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a big ear pimple?

How do I get rid of a big ear pimple?

Pimple: Warm towel soaks may help. Retin -a cream helps decrease pimples . See a dermatologist who may inject the area with corticosteroid or drain the area. At times , oral antibiotics are prescribed. ...Read more

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I have a pimple in my ear how can I get the to go away so of that I can sleep?

I have a pimple in my ear how can I get the  to go away  so of that I can sleep?

Hot soaks: If the pimple is confined to the outer ear canal and you can see or feel it, I would recommend hot soaks. If the pimple hurts, it is likely a small abscess that will respond to this type of conservative treatment. If after 3 to 4 days of hot soaks, there is no improvement or the pain gets worse or the pimple gets bigger, then see an ENT doctor for I and D of small abscess. ...Read more