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Is it common to get a pimple round ball behind your earlobe?

Is it common to get a pimple round ball behind your earlobe?

Yes!: Pimples can be anywhere and they can be very uncomfortable . Just make sure they do not get infected and DO NOT squeeze them. Infection can get to the brain with a bad outcome! If not sure or you are concerned , please consult with your PCP. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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How to treat infected cartilage piercing on the earlobe?

How to treat infected cartilage piercing on the earlobe?

Good question-: It really depends on the extent of infection. If there is no pus or the area of the earlobe that is infected is small, then antibiotics (e.g. Cephalexin, doxycycline, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole) can treat it. However, if the infection is expansive or there is abscess formation, then it may require surgical intervention to drain or remove the most infected part, along with antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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I have a pinky size lump next to my left earlobe!! What could it be it doesn't hurt unless I rub it with my finger and its above the bone area?? Plz h

I have a pinky size lump next to my left earlobe!! What could it be it doesn't hurt unless I rub it with my finger and its above the bone area?? Plz h

Lymph node: The description you provide makes it most likely that this is due to a lymph node. It is possible it's been there for quite some time and you've never noticed it before? OR, sometimes these grow due to current or recent infection. If it changes in size, texture, or you're still concerned, then you should see a doctor to have it examined further. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have what I think is a cyst in the area close to the hole in my ear and the earlobe. What should I do? Let it go away by itself? It feels like a pea

Wait: If it becomes red, swollen, and tender it may be an abscess. If so, see your doctor as it might need to be drained. If not, give it some time and see what happens. If it lasts more than a week or two, have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Slit on bottom of my earlobe from torn earring hasn't healed. Where do I go!?

Slit on bottom of my earlobe from torn earring hasn't healed. Where do I go!?

To a surgeon...: Plastic or facial plastic. This is a pretty common procedure for most plastic surgeons. The edges have to be freshened and then repaired together, usually in the office with local anesthesia. Sutures are removed in about a week. After the earlobe is well healed, it can be repierced (i do this for the patients whose ears I have repaired.). ...Read more

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Info on paraspinal abscess?

Info on paraspinal abscess?

Interesting: Paraspinal abscess is an infection of the area around the spinal cord. If the abscess compresses nerves, it can cause serious neurologic problems including paralysis. It can come from an area of adjacent infection or it can be seeded from a distant site via the bloodstream. This is usually a surgical emergency or it can be drained by ct guidance. Iv antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is an abscess on the skin and what do I do for it?

What is an abscess on the skin and what do I do for it?

See below: An abcess is when bacteria invade deeper into the skin and create a pocket of infection that spreads into nearby tissue enlarging it. Antibiotics will not help. The treatment is having a doctor numb it up and open the top with a scalpel allowing the infectious pus inside drain out and removing any contents inside. This will relieve the abcess. ...Read more

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How can I get my torn earlobe repaired. It has healed up split!?

How can I get my torn earlobe repaired. It has healed up split!?

Minor Procedure: The edges of the adjacent split skin can be removed and the raw surfaces sutured back together. This is very commonly done. ...Read more

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