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What to do if I have a sore and crusty right earlobe. I've had it before this?

What to do if I have a sore and crusty right earlobe. I've had it before this?

Depends: Depends on the cause. Can be allergic, infected, traumatic (frequent rubbing). You might try some otc med like neosporin. If it persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Ive had a nast cold for a week now woke up with sore bump right behind my left earlobe at jaw anythimg to worry about?

Ive had a nast cold for a week now woke up with sore bump right behind my left earlobe at jaw anythimg to worry about?

Swollen lymph node: It sounds like you have an enlarged lymph node due to your cold. This is part of your immune system and is normal to happen when you get sick. Make sure you see a doctor to see if you need antibiotics. You should only be concerned if it doesn't go away ...Read more

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My husband has a large soft mass above his hairline. It is sore. He wont go to the doc. What concerns me it is near his earlobe?

Need more info: This could be benign or a malignancy. Hard to say without an exam & more info. Please use your feminine persuasion as his wife to convince him to see a dermatologist very soon. Most likely if I were to guess is that it is a benign sebaceous cyst that will not go away on its own. If I am correct it is a simple bit of surgery to remove. Don't play Russian roulette. Get him to the specialist. ...Read more

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I had a lump in my earlobe decided to pop it but it popped under the skin. It is now swollen but not sore what is it and what should i do?? Thanks

I had a lump in my earlobe decided to pop it but it popped under the skin.  It is now swollen but not sore what is it and what should i do?? Thanks

Infection: Now that you area surgeon: you must have your ear examined, evaluated and treated with antibiotic therapy: NO POPPING!-get seen ASAP! ...Read more

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Small lump behind ear under earlobe, not sore or tender to touch what could it be?

Small lump behind ear under earlobe, not sore or tender to touch what could it be?

Several options: This could be a sebaceous cyst, lipoma, or enlarged lymph node. Suggest that you see your doctor to distinguish between these. If it is not changing quickly and you feel generally well, then there is likely no urgency. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a sore neck on the left side. Rubbed it and found an almond sized tender lump under my earlobe at the angle of my jaw.

I woke up this morning with a sore neck on the left side. Rubbed it and found an almond sized tender lump under my earlobe at the angle of my jaw.

Neck mass : In this area of your neck, this could be a sebaceous cyst in the superficial skin of the neck, a lymph node, or a parotid gland mass. I do advise you see an otolaryngologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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I have a bruise and a knot under the skin on my earlobe. It is sore. I am not sure what it could be. It is reddish purple color and it is swollen ?

I have a bruise and a knot under the skin on my earlobe. It is sore. I am not sure what it could be. It is reddish purple color and it is swollen ?

Reddish purple knot: What you are describing may be a bruise, a vascular lesion or a small skin infection. Best to have your primary care provider or ENT specialist examine you to determine how best to treat and resolve it. ...Read more

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Hi, i have had this ear ache and one side of my jaw hurts. Today i wad rubbing under earlobe and felt a small bumb under my skin what is it? It hurts

Hi, i have had this ear ache and one side of my jaw hurts. Today i wad rubbing under earlobe and felt a small bumb under my skin what is it? It hurts

Sounds like: a lymph node that became enlarged because of an infection in your ear or jaw. You might need to be on antibiotics, so get to a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why would my earlobe be sore after an ear infection?

Why would my earlobe be sore after an ear infection?

Ear infection: I am assuming when you say ear infection it was a middle ear infection not an external infection. It may just be from being manipulated but be sure the pain is not radiating from the bone behind your earlobe which could mean mastoid involvement and you will need treatment. ...Read more