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My Ear Lobe Hurts
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?
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
I have a small, painful lump behind both ear lobes. They dont hurt outright, but they hurt to touch. Is this serious?
Hard to say: These could be lymph nodes or cysts or infected/clogged follicles or even something else. Since it's bilateral - as in on both sides - lymph nodes are more likely the culprit. To be sure you should seek an in person evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Topical antibiotics: If you wear earrings then the first thing to do is to remove the earring, cleanse the area and apply topical antibiotic. Regular cleansing and topical medication should settle things but if no improvement then you need to contact your pcp as you may need antibiotics by mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does it hurt getting your ear hole sewed? One hole was pierced lower than the other one it's nearly at the bottom of my lobe. Sewing pain? Anaesthesia
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?
Hi, I have this lump in my ear lobe, had one before but it went but this is bigger and hurts a lot, any help?
Cyst: There are small oil glands inside the ear lobe. If their drainage point is blocked the fluid will keep filling the sac and cause a lump. Sometimes over time and with massage the cyst will drain. If it's not red massage the area gently several times a day to see if that changes thing. As with any weird lump/bump a real exam by MD is usually the best way to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a lump behind the lobe on my left ear, it hurts and is not on the surface of the skin..What could this be?
Sebaceous cyst: Sebaceous cysts are benign. The body of the cyst is filled with dead skin cells and oil from the skin’s oil glands. They can be manipulated with the fingers and moved beneath the skin. Sebaceous cysts are painless unless they have become infected or are pressing on a nerve. They can occur anywhere on the body where sebaceous glands are present, including the earlobes where they are not uncommon. ...Read more