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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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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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Swollen itchy ears just on the outside?

Swollen itchy ears just on the outside?

See your doctor: It could be a contact dermatitis or an infection or another cause. Your doctor would need to examine your ear in order to diagnose it. ...Read more

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Good day I got an upper ear piercing and around it felt itchy so I itched it and now it seems to be swollen it doesn't hurt or anything but I can see i?

Good day I got an upper ear piercing and around it felt itchy so I itched it and now it seems to be swollen it doesn't hurt or anything but I can see i?

Itching & swelling: May just be irritated from the surgery (Yes, piercing is a surgical procedure), but may be infected. If swelling/itching still present in a day or two, see your GP or Urgent Care. ...Read more

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My 18year old son said his forehead an ears are slightly swollen an itchy he don't no why. Just happened today.

My 18year old son said his forehead an ears are slightly swollen an itchy he don't no why. Just happened today.

An allergy?: It is possible it is an allergic reaction on the skin. Check to see if he is using any new products on his skin. This could be a prescription or over the counter substance like a new type of soap or moisturizer. ...Read more

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I just got my ears pierced a few weeks ago and when I clean one of them pus comes, it's not red, swollen, or itchy. Should I be concerned?

I just got my ears pierced a few weeks ago and when I clean one of them pus comes, it's not red, swollen, or itchy. Should I be concerned?

Yes, because: pus usually means infection, even if you don't have any other signs. Show it to your doctor because you might need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Ear is swollen really red & raw skin is peeling off with red itchy patches going down my body?

Ear is swollen really red & raw skin is peeling off with red itchy patches going down my body?

Allergic reaction: If it's not painful it's likely to be an allergic reaction. Especially if it's spreading. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good start but if it keeps going seek medical attention soon. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a swollen, hot, red, itchy ear! It sometimes hurts when I touch it but not all the time. I recently went swimming? What do you think it is?

Hi! I have a swollen, hot, red, itchy ear! It sometimes hurts when I touch it but not all the time. I recently went swimming? What do you think it is?

Otitis externa is a: Likely diagnosis with a story like that. Otitis can become quite serious relatively quickly. See your primary MD or urgent clinic for evaluation. They will determine the severity of infection and prescribe appropriate antibiotics. Some doctors here on HealthTap may be able to look at your ear with a video consult and make the diagnosis and Rx. Good luck! ...Read more

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The top outside of my 7 year old son's ear is bright red, swollen, hot to the touch, he says it is very itchy. It is only one ear. No sign of bug bi?

The top outside of my 7 year old son's ear is bright red, swollen, hot to the touch, he says it is very itchy. It is only one ear. No sign of bug bi?

Insect bite: Sometimes the bite mark can be subtle. Sun burn can cause same finding but usually affects both ears. In either case, cold compress should be of help in relieving swelling and itching. ...Read more

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I have my right tonsil swollen doesn't hurt but my ear on the same side feels itchy and stuffy and my neck is also feeling a little soar. Please help!?

Could be cold or: Allergy. It would depend upon whether or not you have ever had allergies, whether you also have a fever, whether your nose is also stuffy/runny.....
If it has been going on a few days see your doctor.
Maybe call the nurse at yiour doctor's office to give a few more details and they can help you decide on taking an over the counter medicine, or making an appointment. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today.?

Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today.?

Swollen lymph nodes: Lymph nodes often swell in response to infection or inflammation. These gland may feel tender behind the ear or beneath the angle of the mandible. You may also feel tenderness beneath the chin. If the light brown spot has been sensitive for a short period, it will likely resolve on its own. It may simply be an abrasion or pustule. Give it time. If it fails to resolve, see derm doctor ...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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What could this be? My ear is swollen, red, warm to the touch, & sometimes itchy. My neck is swollen& I feel something like tiny bones

What could this be? My ear is swollen, red, warm to the touch, & sometimes itchy. My neck is swollen& I feel something like tiny bones

Swollen ear: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
You will be examined, probably sent for either blood work and/or an xray study.
Please let me know how things went. ...Read more

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I've had itchy scalp for a while and 3 weeks ago had a tender, swollen node behind my ear. Its smaller but still tender. Dr not concerned, how long?

I've had itchy scalp for a while and 3 weeks ago had a tender, swollen node behind my ear. Its smaller but still tender. Dr not concerned, how long?

Lymph node: Local infections can be associated with acute enlargement of lymph nodes in the region. These nodes act as filters of the small vessels which transport lymph fluid. Bacteria are trapped in the nodes and processed by the body. Destruction of the infectious materials results in inflammation. These reactive nodes can be very tender...This enlargement and tenderness can last for weeks. ...Read more

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Lump near jaw behind ear at times it is swollen having a burning feeling in neck upper chest and across upper back. Parts of body itchy.

Lump near jaw behind ear at times it is swollen having a burning feeling in neck upper chest and across upper back. Parts of body itchy.

Well: The lump could be a swollen lymph node which could mean an infection present you should get checked out immediately! ...Read more

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Ear canal swollen and same ear and eye on left side bumps all over and itchiness. Could there be something in ear or just allergic reaction.?

Ear canal swollen and same ear and eye on left side bumps all over and itchiness. Could there be something in ear or just allergic reaction.?

Allergic reaction: The itchy bumps imply an allergic reaction and should respond to some over the counter cortisone cream, but swelling of the ear canal usually means an outer ear infection (such as "swimmer's ear") and usually ear drops would be prescribed. Occasionally white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide can be used for mild swimmer's ear. ...Read more

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I have a itchy feeling in my throat/chest. Thoat feels swollen on outside. Popping in center of chest. Ears feels full of fluid. Headaches back head.?

I have a itchy feeling in my throat/chest. Thoat feels swollen on outside. Popping in center of chest. Ears feels full of fluid. Headaches back head.?

Close computer: And proceed to your local ER or UC clinic for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment: you must be examined asap. ...Read more

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My inner ears and throat are itchy. Throat is really red and a bit swollen. Allergies? Acid reflux? What can I take?

My inner ears and throat are itchy. Throat is really red and a bit swollen. Allergies? Acid reflux? What can I take?

Could be both: Itching of the ear, roof of the mouth, and throat are commonly associated with allergies. However, here in utah there are no pollens out this time of year, and spring pollens haven't arrived yet. So unless you are exposed to a new pet, it's less likely. If your throat is visibly red reflux is possible, but it would be reaching very high up. Viral illness may be more likely. ...Read more