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What causes fast aching pain in ear lobe?

What causes fast aching pain in ear lobe?

Infection : The only thing that causes pain in the ear lobe is an infection. As the ear lobe is just skin and connective tissue, mostly fat, there isn't much that can go wrong other than infection. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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What can cause a cold sore on your ear lobe?

Herpes virus: The herpes virus is always the cause of cold sores. It is mistakenly assumed that cold sores only occur on the mouth or nose, but they can occur anywhere. ...Read more

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I get some type of a zit on my ear lobe. It stays sore for a few days they appear to be beneath the skin and no head on them. What is the cause?

I get some type of a zit on my ear lobe. It stays sore for a few days they appear to be beneath the skin and no head on them. What is the cause?

Cystic: This may be a cyst or if pierced ear lobes, it may be minor local infection that your body fights off and heals itself periodically, hence the "coming and going" of the area. Get eval when it is present, to get the official diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Some clear fluid drained from my ears, Yday my right ear was blocked & I couldn't hear. Today I woke up with a sore lump in my ear lobe p. causes?

Some clear fluid drained from my ears, Yday my right ear was blocked & I couldn't hear. Today I woke up with a sore lump in my ear lobe p. causes?

See your PCP: Some conditions like ear discharge, loss of hearing require further assessment and your PCP may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to an ENT specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your PCP first for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the left side of my neck directly below my felt ear lobe that's sore to the touch . What could this be ?

I have a pain on the left side of my neck directly below my felt ear lobe that's sore to the touch . What could this be ?

Various...: This could be related to various possibilities: it could be a muscle spasm, an infected gland, ear infection, shingles. The only way to tell is getting examined. Make an appointment with your doctor in order to get a formal evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have ear ache. I had been swimming for 3 weeks a few times a day .When i pull ear lobe it hurts more or lie on ear it hurts. I've had it for 3 days?

I have ear ache. I had been swimming for 3 weeks a few times a day .When i pull ear lobe it hurts more or lie on ear it hurts. I've had it for 3 days?

Swimmer's ear: Not all cases of swimmer's ear (external otitis ) are caused by swimming, but it sounds like this one is. See your doctor for antibiotic ear drops. If your ear is swollen shut see an ENT to clean the ear (which hurts but you'll get better faster) and place a wick in the ear canal. Oral antibiotics are generally not necessary or helpful, unless you've got swelling outside of the ear. ...Read more

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It very sore under my ear lobe when I press it, but doesn't feel swollen or any lumps. only hurts when I press it. what could this be?

It very sore under my ear lobe when I press it, but doesn't feel swollen or any lumps. only hurts when I press it. what could this be?

Jaw: Hello Scott944, Behind your earlobe are bones. If you are pushing near the lower part of your earlobe you may be pressing on your jaw. If your symptoms worsen or if you have pain with eating or have a hard time opening your mouth please see your health provider as these may be symptoms of TMJ. Regards, Dr. Cacho ...Read more

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What's this lump in my ear lobe next to my piercing? Just noticed this morning. Slightly sore. I can move it a little beneath the tissue.

Early abscess: This could be acne but is probably an early abscess. You need to have it checked by a doctor. You may need an antibiotic. Please keep the ear ring area clean and dry. Good luck. ...Read more

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