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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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Excess oils on ear lobes, all the time. .

Excess oils on ear lobes, all the time. .

Gentle washing: Some people tend to produce more oils from the skin. If you use a face wash for oily skin, you could also apply it when washing your face on the ear lobes to see if that can reduce some of the oil buildup. I would avoid getting it in your ear canal, but the outerside is okay. You could also use a washcloth to help remove the soap once you apply it. ...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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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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Would collagen injection in ear lobes make your ear lobes thicker?

Would collagen injection in ear lobes make your ear lobes 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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How to tell if it is a cyst below your ear lobe or possibly a nodule?

How to tell if it is a cyst below your ear lobe or possibly a nodule?

Lymph node: Hello, I would recommend seeing your Ear Nose and Throat Specialist. He/She will know best and may recommend medication, a biopsy or a scan. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any good tips for caring for ear lobe piercing?

Can you tell me if there is any good tips for caring for ear lobe piercing?

New ear lobe: Piercing care. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water, place on piercing ; allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. Do not twist the posts. Clean twice a day. ...Read more

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What drains into the TMJ space right under the ear lobe, causing jawbone paine?

What drains into the TMJ space right under the ear lobe, causing jawbone paine?

Nothing: Nothing actually 'drains' into your TMJ space...But the TMJ is a very complex structure that involves bones, an 'articulating disc', muscles and ligaments! There is much that can cause jawbone pain, please get evaluated by a qualified fentist. ...Read more

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Ear lobes swollen infected pain in sides of neck below ear lobes what could this be?

Ear lobes swollen infected pain in sides of neck below ear lobes what could this be?

Lymph nodes: Given the information it is likely that you have some inflamed lymph nodes in your neck. ...Read more

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My left ear lobe it red and it hurts to the touch what do I do? I have tried nothing

Topical antibiotics: If you wear earrings then the first thing to do is to remove the earring, cleanse the area and apply topical antibiotic. Regular cleansing and topical medication should settle things but if no improvement then you need to contact your pcp as you may need antibiotics by mouth. ...Read more

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Can jock itch infect the inside lobe of gauged ears? Will jock itch cream work on it?

Can jock itch infect the inside lobe of gauged ears? Will jock itch cream work on it?

Not likely: Fungal infections are not commen in this area. You need evaluation by your dermatiologist and a proper and appropriate skin care program instituted. ...Read more

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I have a small ball in my ear lobe what is it?? Could it be due to earrings or what?

I have a small ball in my ear lobe what is it?? Could it be due to earrings or what?

Multiple options: This could be scar tissue from an earring or old injury, a lymph node, a cyst or any number of other possibilities. A better description of size, length of time it's been there, and whether or not it's painful would be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tinnitis and severe symptoms from a foreign object stuck in my ear lobe?

Anything is, but. .: A foreign body in your ear lobe would not be expected to produce tinnitus or change in hearing. I don't know what you mean by severe symptoms. Anything is possible, but tinnitus and a process on your ear lobe are not likely to be related. ...Read more

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Could my swollen ear lobes be a result of secondary Sjorgren's Syndrome? I was diagnosed years ago along with RA,

Could my swollen ear lobes be a result of secondary Sjorgren's Syndrome? I was diagnosed years ago along with RA,

Not typical: Autoimmune diseases can affect almost every organ in the body, however the ear lobe swelling is not associated w/ secondary Sjorgrens ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my ear lobe is swollen but doesn't hurt when I touch it does that mean the swelling might go down?

Can you tell me if my ear lobe is swollen but doesn't hurt when I touch it does that mean the swelling might go down?

Depends: Hi
It depends on the cause of the swelling. Usually swelling that occurs from trauma or bug bites will go away on its own with time. ...Read more

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I need stitching of both ear lobes as they have stretched out. Can you recommend a surgeon who would be reasonable in Houston?

Check around.: Many plastic surgeons will give a free or low cost initial consultation and discuss what kinds of procedure you need and the cost. It depends on the doc and the procedure. So see several, and also check with friends and your primary care doc on the reliability and reputation of the doc you choose. Be sure to understand what you can expect from the procedure, after it and over time. Know the risks ...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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Can I ask my dr to perform partial parotidectmy undr local anesthe? Pleomor adenoma less than 2cm behind ear lobe. Scared abt general anesth

Can I ask my dr to perform partial parotidectmy undr local anesthe? Pleomor adenoma less than 2cm behind ear lobe. Scared abt general anesth

You can ask but: You can ask but unlikely. I'd be more worried about surgeon losing concentration with awake patient. Tumor very very close to facial nerve. Risk of facial paralysis.
You are safer doing the procedure under general anesthesia than you are driving to the hospital for the procedure.
Best bet: Have the procedure done using the protocol that the surgeon is most comfortable with. ...Read more

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