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I had a pimple on my ear lobe that is painful and the back of my earlobe is dark purple ?

I had a pimple on my ear lobe that is painful and the back of my earlobe is dark purple ?

See below: Inclusion cysts are common in earlobe. Occasionally they get infected. See ENT doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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 do I get pimples on my ear lobe?

Why do I get pimples on my ear lobe?

Folliculitis: Pimples are small collections of pus around hair follicles. Even though they are smaller than other locations on the back, chest or back, there are hair follicles of the ear lobe and these can develop folliculitis just like your cheeks and chin. Fortunately, they are usually smaller and less problematic. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ear (earplugs or showercap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses for minimal pain
3x day
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Squeezed a pimple in my ear lobe and now it is swelling what can I do?

Squeezed a pimple in my ear lobe and now it is swelling what can I do?

Try ice: It may be the start of an infection and you may need a course of antibiotics. If it hurts, is hot, pus is draining seek the guidance of a physician. ...Read more

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I have a large pimple in my right ear lobe. How do I get rid of it?

I have a large pimple in my right ear lobe. How do I get rid of it?

Hot soaks: Apply warm to hot (be careful) wet packs to this every 2-3 hours for 15-20 minutes. It should gradually come to a head and open and drain. If it doesn't you may have to visit your local doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Visit doctor to get antibiotic drops to treat infection
once
No swimming for at least 5 days
once
Put alcohol/white vinegar drops in the ear after swimming when healthy
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I have a bump in my upper ear lobe it looks like a small pimple. It's very painful. It's going to be my second week with this bump.

I have a bump in my upper ear lobe it looks like a small pimple. It's very painful. It's going to be my second week with this bump.

Ruptured cyst: Likely a ruptured cyst. It may need to be drained or excised. Could also have a small abscess forming that may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a small lump in front of my left ear lobe.I've had it for two days and doesn't seem to be a pimple and only hurts when touched.What could it be?

I have a small lump in front of my left ear lobe.I've had it for two days and doesn't seem to be a pimple and only hurts when touched.What could it be?

Bump: that is probably you anterior auricular lymph node. Enlarged because of a zit on your face or scalp close by. Should go away by itself once the offending are clears. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more

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