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Is it safe to stretch my ear lobes with gauges?

Is it safe to stretch my ear lobes with gauges?

Ear lobes: Greetings. Yes, it is safe to use gauges to stretch your ear lobes if you so choose. Keep them clean and if any signs of redness is noted, then see your doctor. ...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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My husband stretches his ears with gauges and this last time he stretched the bottom of his lobe became black and thinned with bleeding and pus..Help

My husband stretches his ears with gauges and this last time he stretched the bottom of his lobe became black and thinned with bleeding and pus..Help

Tell him don't do it: Why does he stretches his ears? He has probably injured his ear tissue and then bled and form a hematoma and then it became infected. He needs to see someone and most likely the hematoma needs to be drained and he needs to be on antibiotics. ...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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How can you ?Reduce ear lobe size?

How can you ?Reduce ear lobe size?

Otoplasty: Ear lobe can be reduced by a plastic surgeon or an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a new ear lobe?

Is it possible to get a new ear lobe?

Why will you want on: Why will you want one if a ear lobe is absent at birth or is lost due to accident or disease, plastic surgeons can create it by taking cartilege from other parts of body. ...Read more

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What is an ear lobe stretcher used for?

What is an ear lobe stretcher used for?

Ear Lobe Stretcher: Stretching of pearced ear lobe to apply certain jewelry. ...Read more

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I have pain in both ear lobes what causes this ?

I have pain in both ear lobes what causes this ?

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

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My ears are swolen right around the lobe. Not really big but noticable. ?

My ears are swolen right around the lobe. Not really big but noticable.


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Most likely: cause is infection. Try application of heat. If this does not work, show it to your doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can ear lobes be stretched by pulling on them? I know heavy earrings can stretch the lobes but can manual pulling stretch them?

Can ear lobes be stretched by pulling on them? I know heavy earrings can stretch the lobes but can manual pulling stretch them?

If constant: Constant pulling would act as a weight, and would eventually stretch the lobe..So do not pull the lobes. ...Read more

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Why causes a left ear lobe to hurt?

Something not on RT.: Don' have a clue, except if it's only on the left something on the left is causing it to hurt. ...Read more

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Can top of ear lobe get badly sunburn?

Can top of ear lobe get badly sunburn?

Yes: Any area of skin can become sunburnt. Use sunblock spf 15 or higher and reapply according to the package directions. ...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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Stretched ear lobes as I age. Can surgery fix them?

Stretched ear lobes as I age. Can surgery fix them?

Yes and no: Surgery can fix this problem but it not ussually done except for extreme problems. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a swollen ear lobe?

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

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How long does it take for ear lobe piercings to heal?

5to7 days: It takes 5to 7 days to heal if there is no infection. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a swollen ear lobe to go down?

Depends: It is depend whether or not you have infection, and require med. It is best to see doctor. ...Read more

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To get my ear lobe fat again, would any kind of injection in the ear lobe work?

To get my ear lobe fat again, would any kind of injection in the ear lobe work?

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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Have had swollen ear lobes for a long time with no other apparent symptoms. Is this unusual?

Have had swollen ear lobes for a long time with no other apparent symptoms. Is this unusual?

See your doctor.: The causes of chronic swelling of the earlobes can range from an allergy to a metal in a new earring to low-grade infection and inflammation. Since the treatments differ, you need to see your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Ear lobe swollen don't wear earrings what can it be ?should I be worried ? What can cause it?

Ear lobe swollen don't wear earrings what can it be ?should I be worried ? What can cause it?

Infection: Sometimes cysts, infections, keloids can develop in ears. A doctor would have to see your ear or in person to be more accurate. Good luck and please see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more