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I have a "pimple"on my ear cartilage and its red swollen and leaks fluid sometimes and now it has a scab. What is this ? Is it a pimple?

I have a "pimple"on my ear cartilage and its red swollen and leaks fluid sometimes and now it has a scab. What is this ? Is it a pimple?

Infection: This may be a pustule or an inflamed/infected cyst if the drainage appears to be pus. Either way, apply warm compresses and apply antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. See your physician if redness and drainage persist or worsen. ...Read more

Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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I have a painful purple bump the size of a very large pimple in my ear near the cartilage. what could this possibly be?

I have a painful purple bump the size of a very large pimple in my ear near the cartilage. what could this possibly be?

Exactly where?: Earlobe??? Probably inflamed acne. If it drains it will feel better and heal faster + better. Sometimes an injection of triamcinolone is helpful. A dermatologist will help you. Older people can get a painful pimple out over the cartilage called chondrodermatitis nodularis helices. ...Read more

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I've had a small round lump in my ear cartilage for maybe a year. Never had pierced ears and it's not a pimple nor is it painful. What could it be?

Pop it: I've had these before too. I think it's an ingrown hair. Pop it and see. There is such poor circulation there that any infection/pus would more likely come out of the skin then go into circulation. ...Read more

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I got my ear cartiledge pierced. I changed the earring and there is a pimple like lump on the back of my ear. There is no pain though. Is that normal?

I got my ear cartiledge pierced. I changed the earring and there is a pimple like lump on the back of my ear. There is no pain though. Is that normal?

No: Please see a doctor. There is a chance it is a granuloma. This is not serious, but easily treated. There are a few other things it could be. Also, please make sure the metal stud is either sterling silver or surical steal. ...Read more

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How to fix my floppy ear cartilage?

How to fix my floppy ear cartilage?

Ear cartilage: Were you born with the condition, or was it acquired thru injury? A plastic surgeon or ENT specialist should be able to evaluate the problem & offer you options for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes a lump on the ear cartilage ?

What causes a lump on the ear cartilage ?

Most commonly trauma: However, this could be neoplastic and should be examined by a physician with possible biopsy to establish a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I feel a ball in my ear cartilage, should I be concerned?

I feel a ball in my ear cartilage, should I be concerned?

Ear cartilage: What you are feeling could be a myriad of things. You would be better served to have a board certified otolaryngologist evaluate this lesion. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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