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Painful swollen, warm to touch earlobe, with hard lump inside. What could this be, a boil?

Painful swollen, warm to touch earlobe, with hard lump inside.  What could this be, a boil?

Ruptured cyst: Most likely it is an epidermal cyst that has ruptured. The swelling and tenderness is the resulting inflammatory reaction, which is often mistaken for an infection. But like an infection, it needs to be drained to relieve the pressure and stop the pain. Epidermal cysts occur very commonly in earlobes; no one knows why. ...Read more

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What dose a fluidy lump behind earlobe mean?

What dose a fluidy lump behind earlobe mean?

Cyst or node: It can be either a cyst under the skin or a lymph node behind the ear. If it does not resolve on its own in a few days, see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Smallball shaped lump inside earlobe, what could it be?

Smallball shaped lump inside earlobe, what could it be?

Lots of things: Depending on whether it's painful and your history with that ear, it could be a keloid (lump of scar tissue), could be a small cauliflower ear, it could be an infected cyst or a big pimple. If it is bothering (pain, itching, redness, etc) then you need to get it checked out. A lump should always be evaluated and investigated by a physician. Don't play around with it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful, itchy, white bleeding lump behind earlobe piercing?

What to do if I have painful, itchy, white bleeding lump behind earlobe piercing?

How long since pierc: You will want to see a DR, preferably a dermatologist. You may need to stop using anything in it. A common cause for this is the use of an ointment which causes an allergic or irritant reaction. AVOID bacitracin, neomycin, triple antibiotic, peroxide, tea tree oil as these are common causes for what you describe. Water (shower) is good for this. ...Read more

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What could this painful lump behind my earlobe be?

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. ...Read more

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I have pain right under my earlobe and feel a inside lump?

I have pain right under my earlobe and feel a inside lump?

Lump Under Ear: Ask your physician to take a look and if there is any question see an ENT specialist. It may be a parodid infection, stone or mass. ...Read more

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Round hardish lump in my right earlobe, what could this be?

Round hardish lump in my right earlobe, what could this be?

Earlobe cyst : Often a cyst or scar from earpiercing may feel like a lump under the skin. Have a dermatologist evaluate the ear. ...Read more

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Dip behind earlobe has nagging pain .. No lumps etc. No excess wax. ?

Too little info: See a live human and have him examine you. Did you get new eyeglass frames where the tips at the ends may be irritating you? Have someone look at that part of your scalp and see if it looks red or swollen. Could be insect bite. Have doc look and give advice. ...Read more

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Wore magnetic earring and when i took it off a hard lump was left inside my earlobe no discomfort, can't tell/see its there unless touched. What is it?

Wore magnetic earring and when i took it off a hard lump was left inside my earlobe no discomfort, can't tell/see its there unless touched. What is it?

Earlobe Cyst: Sebaceous cysts are the most common type of cysts seen in the ear. They are bulging, sac-like collections of dead skin cells and oils produced by oil glands in the skin. They commonly occur: behind the ear in the ear canal in the earlobe on the scalp. ...Read more