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I have a small hard bump where ear lobe connects to the skin. What's this sound like?

I have a small hard bump where ear lobe connects to the skin. What's this sound like?

Cyst: It may be just a simple cyst but you need to see doctor for better evaluation. ...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 son is 15, he broke out on cheeks, underneath neck, ear lobe and back of next in very small bumps, itchy and hot to the touch. ?

My son is 15, he broke out on cheeks, underneath neck, ear lobe and back of next in very small bumps, itchy and hot to the touch.  ?

?contact reaction: Sounds like he may be having a contact dermatitis. This is an irritant or allergic reaction to something put on the skin. Does he shave? Any new products on the face? Have him try a soothing lotion like aveeno (oatmeal) and some Hydrocortisone lotion. If the rash increases or swelling develops, have it checked by the doctor. ...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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I had a small bump under my ear lobe it was getting big but when I started to apply antibacterial cream to it start going down could you tell me what ?

I had a small bump under my ear lobe it was getting big but when I started to apply antibacterial cream to it start going down could you tell me what ?

? staph infection: As emergency doctor we are seeing tremendous amounts of staph infection. These are regular skin bacteria that in ordinary times do not do any harm but as they change, they can acquire characteristics to invade our skin and cause abcesses that lot of times require incision and drainage. It is hard to tell without exam to see what this is. See your provider. ...Read more

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I have a bump behind my ear on the bone about the size of a small pea. It is not visible and can only be felt when pressing on it. Ear lobe feels hot?

I have a bump behind my ear on the bone about the size of a small pea.  It is not visible and can only be felt when pressing on it. Ear lobe feels hot?

Sebaceous cyst: The sebaceous cyst is a firm rubbery subcutaneous lesion that's freely movable to the skin and has a central open that if squeezed too hard a white thick smelly oil will express from the hole. Do not pick on the whole simply apply warm soapy compress as they open up on its own, if not surgical treatment maybe necessary to remove it. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has tiny red bumps on the top of his ear lobes and it seems to be spreading to the outline of his scalp and now on cheeks...any idea?

My 4 year old son has tiny red bumps on the top of his ear lobes and it seems to be spreading to the outline of his scalp and now on cheeks...any idea?

Many possibilities: Rashes that remain localized to specific areas are often reactions to soaps/lotions or other material that was in contact with that area.Specific cause is hard to confirm without an exam and review of possible exposures. ...Read more

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