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Painful Lump On Earlobe
19 yr old daughter has a painful lump inside her earlobe. It feels like a little ball and very painful when touched. Can't be moved, feels hard.
Have a large, swollen, painful, tender lump in left earlobe which is very hot to touch. Started off as a painless, pinheaded size lump. Help.
Probable infection: See your doctor now for treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small, lump that is IN my earlobe. painless until messed with, then it was painful with a bit of swelling. Pain went away after a while?
Most likely: an epidermoid cyst that gets intermittently inflamed. Show it to your doctor, because it can get infected eventually. ...Read more
I have a small hard ball type lump under the skin on earlobe, you can feel it both sides it's extremely painful to touch/lean on. Had it 2+ weeks help?
Infected Cyst: This is likely an infected inclusion cyst in your earlobe. It needs to be drained. Therefore you need to be seen by a physician to be treated. Do not try to pop it on your own. ...Read more
Have a hard lump the size of a small marble in my earlobe. painful if you squeeze it n doesn't move. What could it possible be n should I tell my gp?
Epidermoid cyst ?: If you have pierced ears and the area of the painful lump is close by, you could have epidermoid cyst. This is caused by implantation of epidermis (skin cells) into the dermis (below the skin level) during ear piercing. They can also be caused by a blocked pore adjacent to the piercing. Cysts can be removed by surgical excision if it is causing significant discomfort. ...Read more
Every few months I have reoccurring lump in right earlobe.Painful.No piercing.When'dormant'bump still there, no pain .Feels between skins, not visable?
Cysts in earlobes: Earlobes are common places to form cysts. These cysts will occasionally get inflamed, become larger and painful, sometimes coinciding with menstrual periods in women. It's important not to squeeze it so that it won't get more inflamed and/or scarred. Sometimes intralesional injections of cortisone by your dermatologist may help settle the cyst down. If not, it may need to be excised. ...Read more
Ruptured cyst: Most likely it is an epidermal cyst that has ruptured. The swelling and tenderness is the resulting inflammatory reaction, which is often mistaken for an infection. But like an infection, it needs to be drained to relieve the pressure and stop the pain. Epidermal cysts occur very commonly in earlobes; no one knows why. ...Read more
I have a small ear lump on my earlobe in the front. My right ear feels fat and its very painful, escpecially if i put my hand on it. Is this serious?
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