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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?

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

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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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Why causes a left ear lobe to hurt?

Something not on RT.: Don' have a clue, except if it's only on the left something on the left is causing it to hurt. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a small, painful lump behind both ear lobes. They dont hurt outright, but they hurt to touch. Is this serious?

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

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My left ear lobe it red and it hurts to the touch what do I do? I have tried nothing

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 more

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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

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

Slot ear repair: Slot ear repair is performed in the office under local anaesthesia. It is not a painful procedure. The previous hole is excised and the edges are sewn together to close the hole. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hi i have a small limp on my ear lobe it hard and warm hurts to the touch what is it ?

Pimple?: COuld be a pimple. Keep an eye on it. If your worried, or it's getting worse, see your primary care provider for an exam. OK to try warm compresses - not too hot, and not too long. 10' or so 3-4 times per day should do the trick. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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