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Pulling Ear Lobes
Ear sore to touch pressing on tragus, pulling on ear lobe. Feels warm to the touch & slight itching. Preceded by cut & region sore now. Can't feel cut?
Can ear lobes be stretched by pulling on them? I know heavy earrings can stretch the lobes but can manual pulling stretch them?
If constant: Constant pulling would act as a weight, and would eventually stretch the lobe. So do not pull the lobes. ...Read more
It's ok: You are changing the pressure in the ear canal. Just like shifting your jaw forward with your mouth open and sliding it side to side. ...Read more
My dad's occipital and tempoal lobes have been hurting, he says that he feels like a pulling from the neck to the end of the right ear? Thank you
Cyst: It would have been helpful to see a picture of it. If it was truly a cyst, it may never come back, it may re-occur or the site may get infected. Discuss it with a physician if you are concerned. ...Read more
Yesterday I had a wick put in my ear. It's kind of gross now, & my ear lobe doesn't hurt now. Can I pull it out?
Was this for:
An infection. Was the "wick" actually a drain so that the infected material could drain out?
Go back to whomever pick it in and get it checked. ...Read more
Wax: Wax may be partially occluding ear canal and pulling on lobe opens canal. See ent doc for persistent problems. ...Read more
I have ear ache. I had been swimming for 3 weeks a few times a day. When I pull ear lobe it hurts more or lie on ear it hurts. I've had it for 3 days?
Swimmer's ear: Not all cases of swimmer's ear (external otitis) are caused by swimming, but it sounds like this one is. See your doctor for antibiotic ear drops. If your ear is swollen shut see an ENT to clean the ear (which hurts but you'll get better faster) and place a wick in the ear canal. Oral antibiotics are generally not necessary or helpful, unless you've got swelling outside of the ear. ...Read more
Ear lobe repair: Many people get a split ear lobe from an ear ring getting pulled through. The process to repair the split earlobe is fairly simple. Most plastic surgeons or doctors who do surgery should be able to do the procedure under local anesthetic in their office. The earlobe is numbed up, the skin inside the split is removed and the ends are sutured back together. ...Read more
General check up: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and refer you to specialist if need be. Your symptoms are non-specific and may or may not be serious. ...Read more
Most likely: Cause is infection. Try application of heat. If this does not work, show it to your doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
Gentle washing: Some people tend to produce more oils from the skin. If you use a face wash for oily skin, you could also apply it when washing your face on the ear lobes to see if that can reduce some of the oil buildup. I would avoid getting it in your ear canal, but the outerside is okay. You could also use a washcloth to help remove the soap once you apply it. ...Read more
Clogged pore: Your ear lobe has sebaceous glands like most areas of the skin. This can be clogged and become inflamed as a result. This causes it to become swollen and can be painful. Often, your body can resolve this on its own. If it is red, and painful, you may consider antibiotics. ...Read more
5to7 days: It takes 5to 7 days to heal if there is no infection. ...Read more
Depends: It is depend whether or not you have infection, and require med. It is best to see doctor. ...Read more
Big juicy lobes: This is not a common request and certainly collagen would accomplish a temporary increase in the side of the earlobe but it may feel unnecessarily firm and would not be my first choice. If a patient made this request, I would recommend the use of hyaluronic acid fillers as the initial filler. ...Read more
My stretched ear was infected now it feels like there's something in my lobe. What kind of tests should I get?
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my ear lobe was out if my ear!! like it's just skin but it's hanging off!! its hard to explain! What do I do?
Confused: The earlobe is soft tissue at the bottom of the ear. The earlobe would not come out of the ear canal. I am sorry, but I am unable to visualize. Please either re-submit with clarification or have a medical eval. ...Read more
I have a son who is 4 years old and every day several times a day he rubs his ear lobes because he says it feels good. Should I be worried?
No: Some children develop habits, and the more we pay attention to them, the more they'll continue that habit. Once you determine he does not have ear infections or wax in his ears that may be itching him, then leave him alone, in fact, ignore him when he rubs his ears. He may stop eventually. ...Read more