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Can You Get A Pimple In Your Ear
Is it common to get like a sore/ blister in your ears that makes your ear drum hurt. I also get them in my mouth to. Don't look anything like pimples?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: or ENT who should be able to repair ...Read more
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
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