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Doctor insights on: Itchy Painful Ear Lobes

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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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Ear issues:earache, itchy, drip sound when laying, liquid spouting out during sleep, infections, must dry after bathing or severe pain, suggestions?38yrold

Ear issues:earache, itchy, drip sound when laying, liquid spouting out during sleep, infections, must dry after bathing or severe pain, suggestions?38yrold

Ear infection: With ear pain and drainage, I think you most likely have an acute ear infection. It is most likely an outer ear infection, but you should still see a doctor to be evaluated and appropriately treated. Feel better! ...Read more

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My son is 15, he broke out on cheeks, underneath neck, ear lobe and back of next in very small bumps, itchy and hot to the touch.?

My son is 15, he broke out on cheeks, underneath neck, ear lobe and back of next in very small bumps, itchy and hot to the touch.?

?contact reaction: Sounds like he may be having a contact dermatitis. This is an irritant or allergic reaction to something put on the skin. Does he shave? Any new products on the face? Have him try a soothing lotion like aveeno (oatmeal) and some Hydrocortisone lotion. If the rash increases or swelling develops, have it checked by the doctor. ...Read more

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What causes itchy white bumps behind ear lobes? I can pop them and the white stuff comes out.

What causes itchy white bumps behind ear lobes? I can pop them and the white stuff comes out.

Sebaceous cysts: Many people have these cysts, which develop in the earlobes and behind the ears. They are oily, containing sebum, and sometimes can get infected. If you're able to express and drain them on your own, I would not be too concerned. If you develop a large one or it becomes infected, then sometimes surgical removal is necessary. ...Read more

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Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

?ECZEMA: This appears to be eczema. Did you use a new soap, facial cream or lotion.If you did stop using it. Take oral benadryll. You can try an over the counter steroid cream--if not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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 scene by a doctor and if necessary referred to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could cause me to have two flat red spots behind my right ear? Not painful or itchy

What could cause me to have two flat red spots behind my right ear?  Not painful or itchy

Most commonly: These would be little patches of inflammation/irritation, but without being itchy it is less likely to be an allergic or inflammatory reaction. Perhaps they are petechiae which can result when tiny blood vessels called capillaries burst under the skin. They can be caused by injury/trauma. OK to watch for a few days. If more develop, become painful or irritated, see your Doctor/Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a very painful and itchy black head inside my ear to where I can't even see it what could I do to get rid of it without causing damage to my ear?

I have a very painful and itchy black head inside my ear to where I can't even see it what could I do to get rid of it without causing damage to my ear?

See a dermatologist: These are difficult to remove. An experienced dermatologist will take care of it and will not damage your ear. ...Read more

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Ear is painful, sore, irritating and itchy. Looks like a small bump inside my ear, just discovered the bump tonight, had symptoms for a week.

Ear is painful, sore, irritating and itchy. Looks like a small bump inside my ear, just discovered the bump tonight, had symptoms for a week.

This sounds: Most like an infected sebaceous cyst; you can call it a pimple if you want. It is actually pretty common and results from dead skin cells and oils getting infected. You might try some OTC polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment for a day or two, but if it doesn't improve quickly see your doctor for prescription antibiotics, either topical or oral. Don't squeeze it/prick it! ...Read more

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I have very painful and itchy pimples in my scalp and around my ears. What are they? Kindly suggest me a way out. Thanks!

I have very painful and itchy pimples in my scalp and around my ears. What are they? Kindly suggest me a way out. Thanks!

Skin Infection: You have acne or other form of skin infection. A way out means you go to the doctor to get the right diagnosis and the right treatment. ...Read more

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Skin tag type growth I was born with removed off my ear (shaved). Day 2. It's a little swollen, little painful and itchy, and lighter than skin. Norm?

Skin tag type growth I was born with removed off my ear (shaved). Day 2. It's a little swollen, little painful and itchy, and lighter than skin. Norm?

Yes: Continue to monitor your symptoms and stay out of the sun. If it continues to swell and becomes more painful, be checked for infection. All the best and make sure you keep your regular follow up as well. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my ear that is not going away. It is painful and itchy at times and sometimes my whole ear itches. The pain from the sore can wake me?

I have a sore on my ear that is not going away. It is painful and itchy at times and sometimes my whole ear itches. The pain from the sore can wake me?

See MD: Any non healing sore needs to be looked at particularly by a dermatologist, especially if it is on the outer ear. See ENT if the sore is in the ear canal. ...Read more

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Mom last night had hives all over head, itchy sore scalp, red & painful ears. Had to use ice packs & Benadryl. What could it be & what should she do?

Mom last night had hives all over head, itchy sore scalp, red & painful ears. Had to use ice packs & Benadryl. What could it be & what should she do?

See Doc: If the area is painful and itchy involving only half of the head area, this is likely shingles. Consult your doctor immediately since timely dosing with anti-viral medication may shorten the duration and severity of the disease. ...Read more

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I have painful but not enlarge lymph node under jaw enlarge(bean size)i have also sore throat, earache, mouth ulcer, itchy tinea barbae. What shuld I do?

I have painful but not enlarge lymph node under jaw enlarge(bean size)i have also sore throat, earache, mouth ulcer, itchy tinea barbae. What shuld I do?

See a doctor: You need to see your family doctor or an ENT asap and if they don't find anything your next stop should be at your dentist. Do not wait. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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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