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My 6 year old son woke up with a swolllen ear lobe and a fever blister on his lip should I be concerned ?

My 6 year old son woke up with a swolllen ear lobe and a fever blister on his lip should I be concerned ?

Yes: If the ear lobe is hot, red and painful, it's infected. See your doctor. The fever blister is likely herpes, which tends to come out when a person is stressed. The stress of having an infection in an ear lobe might have brought on the emergence of the cold sore. ...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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How can I fix a torn ear lobe?

How can I fix a torn ear lobe?

Ear lobe repair: Many people get a split ear lobe from an ear ring getting pulled through. The process to repair the split earlobe is fairly simple. Most plastic surgeons or doctors who do surgery should be able to do the procedure under local anesthetic in their office. The earlobe is numbed up, the skin inside the split is removed and the ends are sutured back together. ...Read more

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My ear lobes itch. Maybe from stress?

My ear lobes itch. Maybe from stress?

Less likely: Although, stress is a reason for itchiness, but it would probably be expected to cause more extensive itchiness than just the ear lobes. I'd look for other more plausible causes such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, allergic reaction, ear infection (skin infection) before i write it off to stress. ...Read more

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Dried skin on my ear lobe?

Dried skin on my ear lobe?

Use moisturizer: Despite using it there is flaking and dry skin; you can try OTC cortisone cream for a week after taking shower daily. Do you war Glasses? or that part of skin comes in contact with something regularly? May be you have what is called Contact Dermatitis. OTC cortisone helps and avoiding allergic agent would also eli. ...Read more

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Why does my ear lobe have a hard lump?

Why does my ear lobe have a hard lump?

A few things: Could be a blocked oil gland (sebaceous cyst). A scar from previous trauma or piercing, small benign tumor, resolved acne lesion. If it has been there awhile. See an ent doc for evaluation ...Read more

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What causes fast aching pain in ear lobe?

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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Why is my lymph node and ear lobe on my left side swollen?

Why is my lymph node and ear lobe on my left side swollen?

Possible infection: Swelling of ear lobe could be related to an infection with resulting lymph node enlargement. Medical eval should be able to clarify issue. Take care. ...Read more

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Why would there be a little ball of cartilage in my ear lobe?

Probably > Keloid: What you have in the "ear lobe" is probably a keloid. See a plastic surgeon to confirm the diagnosis and for the treatment of it. ...Read more

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Will collagen injection in ear lobes make your ear lobe thicker?

Will collagen injection in ear lobes make your ear lobe thicker?

Big juicy lobes: This is not a common request and certainly collagen would accomplish a temporary increase in the side of the earlobe but it may feel unnecessarily firm and would not be my first choice. If a patient made this request, i would recommend the use of hyaluronic acid fillers as the initial filler. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more