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Dr. Emil Shakov
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
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Squeezed a pimple in my ear lobe and now it is swelling what can I do?

Dr. Emil Shakov
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
12 years in practice
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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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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


Dr. Brian Affleck
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
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Why do I get pimples on my ear lobe?

Dr. Brian Affleck
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jon Aoki
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
37 years in practice
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I had a pimple on my ear lobe that is painful and the back of my earlobe is dark purple ?

Dr. Jon Aoki
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
37 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Christine Hom
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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I have a large pimple inside my ear lobe. Have tried popping it but can't because it is on the inside of the ear lobe. How do I get rid of it?

Dr. Christine Hom
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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I have a large pimple inside my ear lobe. Have tried popping it but can't because it is on the inside of the ear lobe. How do I get rid of it?

Scar tissue: Most likely if not red or tender (try not to squeeze!) If it gets larger or red it may need to be seen by a doctor, meanwhile wash gently, pat dry and keep hair clean. A pimple will clear in a few days. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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I have a large pimple in my right ear lobe. How do I get rid of it?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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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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Dr. John Stephens
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
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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.

Dr. John Stephens
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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.

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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Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Board Certified, Pediatrics
43 years in practice
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I pierced my ear lobes 6 months back .bt they are lill swelled n painfulll n i want to put gold earring bt it hurts n on the right pierced there is this red pimple kind of thing wt shuf i do n how do i put the earring in?

Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I pierced my ear lobes 6 months back .bt they are lill swelled n painfulll n i want to put gold earring bt it hurts n on the right pierced there is this red pimple kind of thing wt shuf i do n how do i put the earring in?

Should be seen: You seem to infection of the ear lobes that were pierced. If pain is there and redness too, then best is to refrain from using ear rings till the infection is completely resolved. You should see a doctor who may prescribe a local antibiotic or one orally. Unless the infection is completely resolved you will continue to have pain and trouble. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Gregory Fehr
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Arlo Miller
Board Certified, Dermatology
10 years in practice
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I have a large bump on the back of my ear lobe filled with pus and blood. It started as a pimple but turned into this, what exactly is it?

Dr. Arlo Miller
Board Certified, Dermatology
10 years in practice
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I have a large bump on the back of my ear lobe filled with pus and blood.  It started as a pimple but turned into this, what exactly is it?

Cyst: Its probably a cyst. These often need to be surgically drained and then removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Christine Hom
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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I have got this bump thing on the bottom of my ear lobe I can feel it nesr the piercing spot seems like a pimple but won't pop if I try to pop it?

Dr. Christine Hom
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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I have got this bump thing on the bottom of my ear lobe I can feel it nesr the piercing spot seems like a pimple but won't pop if I try to pop it?

Scar tissue: Most likely if not red or tender (try not to squeeze!) If it gets larger or red it may need to be seen by a doctor, meanwhile wash gently, pat dry and keep hair clean. A pimple will clear in a few days. ...Read more

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