causes of pain under ear lobe

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Dr. Jon Aoki answered:

I had a pimple on my ear lobe that is painful and the back of my earlobe is dark purple ?

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Inclusion cysts are common in earlobe. Occasionally they get infected. See ENT doctor for treatment.
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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?

Likely infected

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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.
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I have a lump behind my right jaw bone just below my ear lobe and its kind of painful what could it be?

Lymph node or gland

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Could be a swollen lymph node or a swollen parotid salivary gland. If it is tender it may be infected and you should see a doctor.
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I have a hard, small knot on the back my ear lobe. Feels like a little ball. Very painful. What could it be?

?cyst?

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It may be a cyst. If it becomes red, hot,swollen with enlarged lymph nodes and more tender it may have become infected. In that case seek med eval.
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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.

Ruptured cyst

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Likely a ruptured cyst. It may need to be drained or excised. Could also have a small abscess forming that may need antibiotics.
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Dr. Mark C. Loury answered:

On my ear lobe on the back of it I have a small/ hard lump on it. It's actually on the lobe. Very painful to the touch. What could it be?

Skin cyst

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This lump is probably an inflamed or infected skin cyst, or sweat or oil glad. If this was a pierced area then it might be infected cyst. Try applying warm compresses. If it spreads to involve the rest of the ear especially the cartilage part then seel medical care.
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I have a bump on each side of my face above my jaw right in front of my ear lobe , maybe anterior auricular gland ? More painful when pushed on .

TMJ pain, likely

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You're probably feeling your temporomandibular joint, it's supposed to be there. Some people develop pain there because their bite doesn't quite match up, they clench their teeth, they chew gum, or they injured it. A soft diet can help, heating pads also offer relief. It would be rare to have some kind of mass in the parotid gland on both sides. If it continues to be a problem see an ENT.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

what is hidradenitis?have a leaky cyst on upper ear lobe-very painful ear top and back of ear,is this it? hot compresses and squeezing out fluids .

Hydradenitis

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Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin disease that commonly affects areas bearing apocrine sweat glands or sebaceous glands, such as the underarms, breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks. The ear lobe is not a likely location. You should have this seen by a doctor and if necessary referred to a dermatologist.
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Dr. Bennett Werner answered:

I was diagnosed with an infected lymph node yesterday. It is right under my ear lobe on my neck. It just started throbbing 48 hrs ago and since has only gotten more painful and swelling is getting bigger and spreading. The doctor put me on bactrim yesterd

Time

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Give it time - it takes time for an antibiotic to work. Meanwhile you can get some relief from the pain by taking Advil, Aleve, Aspirin, or Tylenol and applying heat.
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I haD FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS a painful cyst like thing above the back of my earlobe can it cause cauliflower ear? My ear seems fine right now.

Sebaceous cyst

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Cysts in the earlobe are often quite tender. They can get infected, then the pain is even worse. They are usually treated with antibiotics when acutely infected. But, when they "calm" down, removal is usually accomplished in the office. This does not cause cauliflower ear. You should see an ENT MD to see if it warrants removal at this time .
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