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I have a sebaceous cyst behind my earlobe, and i think it is infected. How would i know if it is? And if it's infected will it heal without treatment?

I have a sebaceous cyst behind my earlobe, and i think it is infected. How would i know if it is? And if it's infected will it heal without treatment?

No: An infected sebaceous cyst would appear red in the overlying skin and may be painful. You may also have fevers. If it is infected you will need to be placed on antibiotics and have the cyst removed. It will not resolve on it's own. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What is one way to treat sebaceous cyst on my earlobe?

What is one way to treat sebaceous cyst on my earlobe?

Drain it: Either bring it to "head" with warm packs or have it opened. Removal of the cyst wall is the definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Ganglion Cysts (Checklist)

Use over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen
Daily
Try not pop or squeeze the cyst
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If the cyst gets more painful, ask your doctor about possible drainage
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I have a lump in my earlobe pea size, can it be cancerous? What would the treatment be, what procedure would be used to diagnose what the lump is?

I have a lump in my earlobe pea size, can it be cancerous? What would the treatment be,  what procedure would be used to diagnose what the lump is?

Rarely a cancer: Lumps in the ear lobe are common. Your doctor can easily remove this with a small skin surgery to excise the lump in the earlobe-- done in the office. ...Read more

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I squeezed what I thought was a cyst in my earlobe. Could it have been a lymphnode and ifso will I die?

I squeezed what I thought was a cyst in my earlobe. Could it have been a lymphnode and ifso will I die?

No - don't squeeze: Earlobes don't have lymph nodes. There are lymph nodes all around the ear, but none in the pinna or lobe. It is never a good idea to squeeze lumps - it can lead to infection and scarring. It sounds like whatever you picked at is unlikely to lead to your death. ...Read more

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I have cyst on my shoulder? What's the treatment?

I have cyst on my shoulder? What's the treatment?

Depends: If you have a cyst beneath the skin near the shoulder then observation vs surgery needs to be entertained. If the cyst is deep and was seen on MRI within the shoulder joint or near the shoulder joint and its symptomatic then surgery may be needed but it must be properly evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon first. ...Read more

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Fluid filled cyst 3.7 CM on ovary causing pain for months. pain is now severe and constant. What is my best treatment option?

Fluid filled cyst 3.7 CM on ovary causing pain for months. pain is now severe and constant. What is my best treatment option?

Time to see GYN: I'm not certain that your GYN will recommend this, because I don't know everything about your medical history, but usually surgical removal of these cysts is the definitive therapy. Call and make an appointment ASAP, since this is significantly affecting your quality of life. Good luck! ...Read more

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