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Pimple In Ear
Postauricular crease inflated/swollen Ear pushed outward—Inflamed pimple in ear for 4 days—What causes the soft inflated feeling behind ear?infected?
Pimple in ear for 3 days. Poked it today w/ QTips(bad)didnt pop, and hot comp'd it. Now ear slightly pushed out/skin behind is soft/tender. Mastoid??
Lymph adenopathy: Hello. Sounds like your immune system is responding to infection. You have lymph nodes behind the ear. Try using a triple antibiotic ointment on the "pimple." Take an anti-inflammatory medicine for pain. Use warm compress behind the ear. If no improvement or if headache, neck pain, or fever develop, see your doctor right away or go to an urgent care for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coincidentally looking in ear, pure white-looking pimple, no ear pain, just looks large and VERY white. Crackling sound in ear ONLY w/water running.
Clogged follicles: The ear has follicles just like skin on the face and other parts of the body. Pimples are caused by bacteria, oil, and clogged pores. It is relatively common for follicles on the ear to become plugged and develop into pimples. It is only worrisome if the "pimple" is a sore that does not heal and go away after a couple of weeks. ...Read more
Can Happen: Pimples are simply blocked up pores in the skin. Therefore, they can occur anywhere on the surface of the skin, including inside of the ear. However, if the spot has persisted for as long as a month, it is probably time to go see your doctor to get some help figuring out whether it is just a pimple or whether it is something else instead. ...Read more
Clogged glands: There are any glands in your ear that produce oils and they can become clogged and cause pimples, just like on other area in your body. Try to keep your ears cleaned out well. See your doctor if you have pain, swelling, changes in hearing, or concerns about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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