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I Have A Knot In My Ear Lobe
I have a hard, small knot on the back my ear lobe. Feels like a little ball. Very painful. What could it be?
? cyst?: It may be a cyst. If it becomes red, hot, swollen with enlarged lymph nodes and more tender it may have become infected. In that case seek med eval. ...Read more
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
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
What do you suggest if my ear lobe was out if my ear!! like it's just skin but it's hanging off!! its hard to explain! What do I do?
Confused: The earlobe is soft tissue at the bottom of the ear. The earlobe would not come out of the ear canal. I am sorry, but I am unable to visualize. Please either re-submit with clarification or have a medical eval. ...Read more
Where my ear lobe and face join it hurts as if it has been ripped whenever I move my ear/take my make up off, what could this be and how can I fix it?
Ear infection?: It sounds like you may have in infection in your external ear canal: otitis externa. Do not use Q-tips, which can cause this. Do not go swimming till better. See a doc for evaluation and treatment. Treatment is inexpensive and relief is rapid with prescription meds, if this is the problem. Consider Healthtap Prime for a consult and treatment if you don't have a doc you can call today. ...Read more
Keep dry and clean:
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by secretions but if you are having drainage from a cyst that ruptured or a pierced ear that is oozing fluid, I'd say first off keep the area dry and clean. Soap and warm water, pat dry. If the area looks red, warm, and painful, it could be infected. In this case, it would be reasonable to get seen at a walk in clinic. Hope this helps ...Read more
Otoplasty: Ear lobe can be reduced by a plastic surgeon or an ENT surgeon. ...Read more
Yesterday I had a wick put in my ear. It's kind of gross now, & my ear lobe doesn't hurt now. Can I pull it out?
Was this for:
An infection. Was the "wick" actually a drain so that the infected material could drain out?
Go back to whomever pick it in and get it checked. ...Read more
What to do if I got my ear pierced 3 weeks ago now, I was just wondering, when can I start stretching my ear lobe?
Not for quite a: While - Let your piercings heal. BE PATIENT OR YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEMS!! ...Read more
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
NeedMoreInformation: We need more information to advice you. We need to know when was the piercing done. By Whom, was it done by a doctor with aseptic technique or by some one else and what procedure was ued. And if there is any redness or swelling at the piercing sites. Are both ears sore. The pierced ears can be a little sore on the day of piercing. But if it is after a day or two or three it may be due to infection ...Read more
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
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?
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
I don't wear earrings but the back or my ear half way down my ear to my ear lobes have a rash that comes & goes. What could be causing this?
My ear lobes have turned dark in color. And not able to get rid of the discoloration through scrubbing. Can you please suggest me a solution.?
Ear lobes dark: My ear lobes have turned dark in color. And not able to get rid of the discoloration through scrubbing. Can you please suggest me a solution.? ANS: yes but need to look at them. Can do on video consult now till 4 AM PCT. Otherwise show to Dr and ask. ...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
What is the lump near my ear? I found it right in front of the lobe and it feels painful to touch, I found it 3 days ago. It's semi hard but moves
Preauricular node: The fact that you can move it argues that it is not attached to the skull. You likely had an infection in that region of your body and the cells there gave up their lives in their "last full measure of devotion" to protect you. If it doesn't go down soon, see your doc. ...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
Stitched my ear lobes n pierced it wid a shot the day befre. Hw long shd I wait befre takg this off. Te earring luks weird on me. Can I change it nw?
Piercings: I doubt that you will get an answer you like on this site. Many of us would tell you to take this out and reconsider. But I think that is because this is a question out side of a regular medical condition. I would bet that the person who pierced your ear would know best. Also I am surprised that you were not sent home with some instructions for common problems post piercing. ...Read more
Depends what it is: This could be a cyst from an oil gland or some scar from a prior piercing. Either way it may need to be reoved. Consult with a facial surgeon or a dermatologic surgeon for advice. ...Read more
Probably > Keloid: What you have in the "ear lobe" is probably a keloid. See a plastic surgeon to confirm the diagnosis and for the treatment of it. ...Read more
Bump: Difficult to diagnose without taking a look at it. Consult your family doctor. ...Read more
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