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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Ear Lobe Spots

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My 3 year old son has little red spots kind of blochy on his ear lobe what could it be?

My 3 year old son has little red spots kind of blochy on his ear lobe what could it be?

Hard to tell: There are many skin changes that he could have, though a few common ones are seborrheic dermatitis and eczema, both of which are easily treated skin problems. Your best bet, though, is to have your child's doctor take a look to know for sure what treatment will work. ...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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My husband had a small spot frozen off from his ear lobe. Now there is a white thing sticking out of his ear. He just noticed it. What now?

My husband had a small spot frozen off from his ear lobe. Now there is a white thing sticking out of his ear. He just noticed it. What now?

Consult doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My mom has a very small dark brownish round spot, inside very top of ear lobe. How can I tell if it's cancerous or non-cancerous? Doesn't hurt her.

My mom has a very small dark brownish round spot, inside very top of ear lobe. How can I tell if it's cancerous or non-cancerous? Doesn't hurt her.

Look for any changes: Moles are often benign. But if they start changing in color or size, then they need to be removed (biopsy done) by your doctor. So you can watch for a few months unless you have noticed any recent changes in this mole on her year. How large is the size and is the color uniform and border round (look and learn about the abcd of melanoma). ...Read more

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I have got this bump thing on the bottom of my ear lobe I can feel it nesr the piercing spot seems like a pimple but won't pop if I try to pop it?

I have got this bump thing on the bottom of my ear lobe I can feel it nesr the piercing spot seems like a pimple but won't pop if I try to pop it?

Scar tissue: Most likely if not red or tender (try not to squeeze!) If it gets larger or red it may need to be seen by a doctor, meanwhile wash gently, pat dry and keep hair clean. A pimple will clear in a few days. ...Read more

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Pain inside right head middle of right lobe body stiffness seeing spots low pulse cold skin tired weakness it's happend 7or 8 times b4 any ideas?

Pain inside right head middle of right lobe body stiffness seeing spots low pulse cold skin tired weakness it's happend 7or 8 times b4 any ideas?

Maybe anxiety: You have lots of generalized symptoms which sound like they stem from anxiety and depression. See a doctor to rule out a virus, but if this has been recurrent it is time to get therapy. You may have difficulties recognizing stress and coping with what you need to be doing about it. Sometimes it is easier to to focus on things that will not solve the actual problems. ...Read more

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I have never had a head injury. What can white spots on my frontal lobe indicate on an mri? I was diagnosed with epilepsy but think this is wrong

I have never had a head injury. What can white spots on my frontal lobe indicate on an mri? I was diagnosed with epilepsy but think this is wrong

White spots, eh?: Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility and made an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered the MRI, & for a reason. The MRI isn't the patient, you are. The MD who ordered the MRI is ethically obligated to interpret the scan results & correlate them with YOU the whole patient; or, if (s)he can't, to find someone who can. Ask to see the actual images & review them with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why causes a left ear lobe to hurt?

Something not on RT.: Don' have a clue, except if it's only on the left something on the left is causing it to hurt. ...Read more

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Ear lobe swollen don't wear earrings what can it be? Should I be worried? What can cause it?

Ear lobe swollen don't wear earrings what can it be? Should I be worried? What can cause it?

Infection: Sometimes cysts, infections, keloids can develop in ears. A doctor would have to see your ear or in person to be more accurate. Good luck and please see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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What causes rash around the ear lobes babies?

What causes rash around the ear lobes babies?

Possible eczema: Eczema usually starts behind the crease of the earlobe and then to the earlobe. Other rashes are possible. It's hard to diagnose rash without seeing patient. ...Read more

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I have pain in both ear lobes what causes this?

I have pain in both ear lobes what causes this?

General check up: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and refer you to specialist if need be. Your symptoms are non-specific and may or may not be serious. ...Read more

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I like to "crack" my ears by pulling on my lobes. Is this bad? What causes the "cracking"?

I like to "crack" my ears by pulling on my lobes. Is this bad? What causes the "cracking"?

It's ok: You are changing the pressure in the ear canal. Just like shifting your jaw forward with your mouth open and sliding it side to side. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the cause of appearance of fused ear lobes in some persons against the progression of evolution?

Please help! What is the cause of appearance of fused ear lobes in some persons against the progression of evolution?

That's silly: Evolution doesn't proceed in any particular direction. This is such a basic misunderstanding that if you heard it from a biology instructor, you should report that individual to their supervisor. It's the natural tendency of living things to differ from one another, more or less randomly. Please, to be literate in the 21st century, get a good book to understand basic biology. ...Read more

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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

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What causes my left ear lobe to burn?

What causes my left ear lobe to burn?

Chondritis: If your ear looks normal or just somewhat red and burns intermittently then this might be chondritis (inflammation of your ear cartilage). You might benefit from a visit to your ent. ...Read more

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What causes itchy white bumps behind ear lobes? I can pop them and the white stuff comes out.

What causes itchy white bumps behind ear lobes? I can pop them and the white stuff comes out.

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

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What causes skin flushing on neck cheeks and ears!!! I'm at a loss! The red spots get super hot and blotchy! ?

What causes skin flushing on neck cheeks and ears!!! I'm at a loss! The red spots get super hot and blotchy! ?

Flushing: In most instances, flushing is genetically predetermined, which means that your are either a flusher or you are not. There is no real problem in being a flusher. In rare circumstances when it becomes intolerable, there are medications which may be used to lessen the problem but there is no cure. ...Read more

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Could inner ear problems such as fluid not draining properly cause colored spots and heat wave effects in vision and make me feel off balance?

Could inner ear problems such as fluid not draining properly cause colored spots and heat wave effects in vision and make me feel off balance?

Headache aura?: Your symptoms are suggestive of headache aura from migraines. But as far as "fluid not draining properly" from the inner ear. not sure where you're getting that idea....are you thinking you have elevated perilymph volumes or pressures in the cochlea? If so, then, yes that could cause headaches & balance problems. Or, you may just have migraine aura, as millions do with normal inner ear drainage. ...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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What could cause me to have two flat red spots behind my right ear? Not painful or itchy

What could cause me to have two flat red spots behind my right ear? Not painful or itchy

Most commonly: These would be little patches of inflammation/irritation, but without being itchy it is less likely to be an allergic or inflammatory reaction. Perhaps they are petechiae which can result when tiny blood vessels called capillaries burst under the skin. They can be caused by injury/trauma. OK to watch for a few days. If more develop, become painful or irritated, see your Doctor/Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a knot in front of my earlobe that's been there for a few months. It's hard, moves a little, and causes bad ear pain. Lobe occasionally numb.?

I have a knot in front of my earlobe that's been there for a few months. It's hard, moves a little, and causes bad ear pain. Lobe occasionally numb.?

Keloid?: This sounds like a keloid most likely. These most commonly develop following ear piercing or other trauma and are more common in darker skinned people. They can be removed by a dermatologist or other surgeon if large. If small injections with steroid can help decrease them in size and reduce pain. ...Read more

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Hard immobile painful lymph node in back of head above hair line and another right behind ear lobe. Both are painful. Possible causes?

Inflammation: Inflammation and or infection can cause painful lymph nodes. Should consult physician for possible antibiotic therapy. If further characterization of nodes necessary ultrasound is useful tool. ...Read more

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My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?

My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?

Likely infected: This could be a simple skin infection or an inflamed lymph node. In either case, an evaluation may be needed. In the short term you can apply moist heat to the area in the form of a heated compress several times a day. If it is a minor issue the body may heal itself. If it worsens it will need to be seen. ...Read more

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What would cause, spots/cloudiness in the eye, shadows around written text in books, and ringing in ears? Sometimes headaches

What would cause, spots/cloudiness in the eye, shadows around written text in books, and ringing in ears? Sometimes headaches

I: I can't think of a single common entity that would cause all three of these at the same time. They may be unrelated. A full ophthalmic exam by your ophthalmologist is warrented. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old woke up with swollen, red, warm upper ear lobe with no pain. Any ideas on cause and treatment?

My 2 yr old woke up with swollen, red, warm upper ear lobe with no pain. Any ideas on cause and treatment?

Insect bite: It is possible it is due to an insect bite, it would be wise to check the entire body for similar lesions. Consider possible " bed bug bite"
You my use hydrocortisone, but visit your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Only @ night time. My back teeth, mostly bottom. Also jaw & ears hurt very bad. Can't lay down. Causes tremendous pain. Orajel causes white spots?

Cause: Before applying treatment the cause of your pain has to be determined. It may be bruxism, infection, parafunctional habits, joint dyscrasia, etc. Please see your Dentist. Referral to an Oro-facial Pain Expert may be in order. Oracle is for superficial gum lesions, so probably not the treatment of choice for your problem. ...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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I've been dizzy on and off. Tonight I had black spots Infront of my eyes, ears ringing and profusely sweating while standing. What can cause this?

I've been dizzy on and off. Tonight I had black spots Infront of my eyes, ears ringing and profusely sweating while standing. What can cause this?

Sounds vasovagal: Which means sounds like your blood pressure suddenly bottomed out when you stood up. Did you feel immediately better upon lying down on your back? Did you get a headache as well? Causes of vasovagal attacks could be dehydration, low blood sugar, low thyroid function, low adrenal function, dysautonomia (probably less likely in your case), heavy periods, medication side effects. Check with doctor ...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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Have pain by lower jaw and below ear lobe that's caused chronic neck and throat pain. Is this a bone or lymph node? It's bit swollen and been 6 months

Have pain by lower jaw and below ear lobe that's caused chronic neck and throat pain. Is this a bone or lymph node? It's bit swollen and been 6 months

See a doctor: Swelling and pain for 6 months warrants a medical evaluation. No one online can give you a good answer.

Go and see a real life doctor - so they can examine you and come up with a plan for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I also grew a spot right behind my ear! Is getting big and I can't press it cause its painful. Any solutions?

Hard to say: Your question is not clear- if it is a skin lesion, at your age it is not likely anything of concern. If it is below the skin, about 1cm or so in size, and tender, it is probably a (benign) lymph node, which pops up in response to infection, skin lesion or inflammation, etc. I would probably leave it alone- don't mash on it, etc. If it doesn't go away on its own within a week or 2, get it checked. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old and have had a headache for the past week it's the same spot. Left side behind the ear. What could cause this? Never had one before.

I am 19 years old and have had a headache for the past week it's the same spot. Left side behind the ear. What could cause this? Never had one before.

Migraine: Migraine headaches are common at your age and can exhibit pain over the head and behind the ears. The exact cause is not known. For starters, you could try some self care strategies like warm compresses, massages, hot showers, relaxation, green tea. Talk to your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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The last four nights my right ear has been burning which has caused a heat spot but tonight both ears are burning, is there anything I can do?

The last four nights my right ear has been burning which has caused a heat spot but tonight both ears are burning, is there anything I can do?

More info needed: Are your ears hot to touch, or red? Have you used any products that you may be having an allergic reaction to? New earrings/ nickle exposure? Blood pressure issues? Infections? Treatment depends on the source of the irritation. Consider cool compresses, an antihistamine, or a topical cortisone depending on the possible source of the problem. Consult again with more info for specific suggestions ...Read more

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What would cause a bald spot behind the ear on hairline with nothing visible but feeling a small bump about dime sized. Like I said, a small baldSpot?

What would cause a bald spot behind the ear on hairline with nothing visible but feeling a small bump about dime sized. Like I said, a small baldSpot?

Alopecia areata?: An autoimmune disease. Body's autoimmune system attacking hair follicles. With medications the hair can grow back. See your doctor. I hope this helps. For more make a virtual appointment at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more