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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

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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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

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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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I have a painful (when touched) bump where my ear lobe connect to my face. Is it a cyst? No other symptoms. Should I use a hot compress? Thanks :)

I have a painful (when touched) bump where my ear lobe connect to my face. Is it a cyst? No other symptoms. Should I use a hot compress? Thanks :)

Local infection: Could be a local infection, especially if sensitive to touch. Warm compress can help it come to a head. Keep area clean and it should diminish with time. If not, see your MD! ...Read more

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What do I do about this bump on my ear lobe?

Depends what it is: This could be a cyst from an oil gland or some scar from a prior piercing. Either way it may need to be reoved. Consult with a facial surgeon or a dermatologic surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bump behind my ear at the bottom begind my ear lobe what could this be ?

Bump: Difficult to diagnose without taking a look at it. Consult your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bump in my left ear lobe that's not from a piercing , doesn't hurt & i've had it once b4 but pretty sure it went away. What is it?

Sebaceous cyst: Sebaceous cyst is the likely diagnosis. See your pcp and he/she will either excise the lump or refer you to a plastic surgeon for excision. ...Read more

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