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Ear Lobe Cysts
Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.
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
I can feel bubble sort thing in my ear lobe. Is this a cyst? If so, what should I do about it? Pop it?
Earlobe cyst: It can feel like a small lump or a bb pellet under the skin. It is a sebaceous gland cyst and can become infected. Do not play with it or rub it as that will increase the likelihood of infection. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor for an exam of the ear to determine the cause. ...Read more
Cyst: It would have been helpful to see a picture of it. If it was truly a cyst, it may never come back, it may re-occur or the site may get infected. Discuss it with a physician if you are concerned. ...Read more
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
Earlobe cyst: Not typically, but they do seem to recur. ...Read more
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 :)
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
Hello Sir, I have a rock hard node 1/2 inch behind my left ear lobe. It will not move and it has been there a year. 3X/yr I am also getting cysts.
Evaluation: You will need an evaluation of this mass to see if it s also a cyst or something else. Hope this helps. ...Read more
2 hard and small cysts found on the back of my ear lobe. Same size since found. Does not hurt until I rub them very hard. No other symptoms. Need help?
Cysts: Most cysts are benign. Have your doctor follow them for size and consistency, but if they remain unchanged don't be concerned. If they grow or persist, your doctor may do a biopsy, just to be sure that it is benign. ...Read more
Huge painful cyst on ear lobe. Tried popping with a sterilized pin and it bleeds but doesn't seem to drain. It's uncomfortable what should I do?
What is hidradenitis? Have a leaky cyst on upper ear lobe-very painful ear top and back of ear, is this it? Hot compresses and squeezing out fluids.
Hydradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin disease that commonly affects areas bearing apocrine sweat glands or sebaceous glands, such as the underarms, breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks. The ear lobe is not a likely location. You should have this seen by a doctor and if necessary referred to a dermatologist. ...Read more
Tender lump in crease behind ear right where the lobe connects to cartilage. Is there a node there? Or more likely a cyst?
Sebaceous cyst: This is the most common lesion at that location. It may require surgical excision if it gets infected or enlarges. ...Read more
Could be a swollen gland or cyst. Most likely diagnosis is reactive lymph. Should resolve soon.
If not, see an ENT doc for exam. ...Read more
I have 2 sebaceous cysts on my neck they come and go, Dr said it's not a problem a third one just popped on my ear lobe. Is it my immunity or genes?
Neither: Your immunity is fine and sebaceous cysts aren't a hereditary disorder, many people get them, ask your doctor about surgical removal and possibly tissue pathology examination, if your doctor thinks it's important, otherwise don't worry ...Read more
I recently lightened my hair and developed a bump behind my left ear and an increased size in a sebaceous cyst in my right ear lobe. Bleach allergy?
My sebaceous cyst (ear lobe) has become inflamed in the middle of a course of antibiotics. Is this normal and will the antibiotics get rid of the cyst?
Sebaceous cyst: Most sebaceous are without issue but if you start to have a flare up I would recommend going to see a physicians as it may need drainage due to trapped infection. A sebaceous cyst is usually just trapped oil that usually would lubricate a hair follicle. They can be really painful and drainage may help the pain resolve faster. Often there is bacteria trapped w/in cyst and the antibiotics can't work. ...Read more
General check up: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and refer you to specialist if need be. Your symptoms are non-specific and may or may not be serious. ...Read more
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
Clogged pore: Your ear lobe has sebaceous glands like most areas of the skin. This can be clogged and become inflamed as a result. This causes it to become swollen and can be painful. Often, your body can resolve this on its own. If it is red, and painful, you may consider antibiotics. ...Read more
5to7 days: It takes 5to 7 days to heal if there is no infection. ...Read more
Depends: It is depend whether or not you have infection, and require med. It is best to see doctor. ...Read more
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