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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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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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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

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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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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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My 1month-old has tiny red acne all over his face, scalp & his ear lobes and few in his body. Dry skin is flaking off his ear lobes and scalp. Help !?

My 1month-old has tiny red acne all over his face, scalp & his ear lobes and few in his body. Dry skin is flaking off his ear lobes and scalp. Help !?

Normal: That is what is known as milia. It is his skins reaction to the fact that for 9 months of being under water. It will have a tendency to come and go for several months. As to the dry skin, it sounds like cradle cap. Any oil, from baby oil to olive oil, will help to moisturize his skin. ...Read more

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How to get a pimple out of my ear that's causing an ear pain and is deep in the ear to pop?

Not easy: You better see your doctor who maybe could under magnification and with special instruments unroofed the pimple. About all you can do is warm compresses with washcloth to outer rear. Don't you stick objects int ear canal yourself because you would make matters worse. ...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


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