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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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Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

?ECZEMA: This appears to be eczema.Did you use a new soap,facial cream or lotion.If you did stop using it.Take oral benadryll.You can try an over the counter steroid cream--if not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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Causes for 2yr old son small red raised rashes just behind rt ear? No other symptoms showing. No temp. Feeling ok otherwise.

Causes for 2yr old son small red raised rashes just behind rt ear? No other symptoms showing. No temp. Feeling ok otherwise.

see pediatrician: It is difficult to answer without being able to visualize the rash. The possibilities are endless. Have the child's pediatrician take a look. ...Read more

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I have a firm mobile mass just behind the ear lobe since 1.5 years with no systemic symptoms,size fluctuates n sometimes overlyin skin is warm n red

I have a firm mobile mass just behind the ear lobe since 1.5 years with no systemic symptoms,size fluctuates n sometimes overlyin skin is warm n red

? sebaceous cyst?: You should have your PCP or a dermatologist look at this.... it may be a lymph node, or it may be a gland in the skin that gets inflamed and infected on and off (a sebaceous cyst). Your parotid gland is IN FRONT of your ear, so I doubt it is a problem with that. But having a doctor examine it is your best course of action. They will probably want to biopsy it or excise it. ...Read more

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Symptoms include a large dark red boil in the ear, and there is a burning sensation at the back of the ear lobe when pressed. Diagnosis?

Symptoms include a large dark red boil in the ear, and there is a burning sensation at the back of the ear lobe when pressed.  Diagnosis?

Infected cyst: You have what sounds like an infected cyst. This could be related to a piercing if you have had that. At any rate you should have this seen and treated soon. ...Read more

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Soft mobile lump side of right ear near lobe had it for a month now its not red or tender and no other symptoms what can it be and should it go away?

Soft mobile lump side of right ear near lobe had it for a month now its not red or tender and no other symptoms what can it be and should it go away?

Cyst: This bump is probably an uninflamed cyst....However, you should have it verified by a dermatologist.You may or may not want to have it surgically removed. You want to be sure that is all it is. Depending on the size and if it's growing you may decide to remove it. ...Read more

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There is a weird formation in my ear. What do you think this is? There's no redness and it's been there for about a month. It just started hurting recently. It's a lump in the lobe of my ear.

There is a weird formation in my ear. What do you think this is? There's no redness and it's been there for about a month. It just started hurting recently. It's a lump in the lobe of my ear.

Lump ear lobule: Lobular lumps are commonly one of two things- scar tissue or sebaceous cysts. With the recent history of pain. You can be developing an infection. See your primary care doctor for management. ...Read more

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Why is my left ear suddenly red, hot, and burning? redness is mostly on scalpa, helix, and anthelix. not so much on lobe

Why is my left ear suddenly red, hot, and burning? redness is mostly on scalpa, helix, and anthelix. not so much on lobe

Possibly flushing: This could simply be flushing, or blushing, some people seem to do this more in their ears. If it is painful for a while, you could be showing signs of relapsing polychondritis. This sometimes shows up in the throat as well. Different areas of cartilage can become inflamed for no apparent reason in this disease. If this is happening, see an ENT or a rheumatologist ...Read more

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I feel tender pain just below my left ear lobe. Could it be for swollen lymph node. However there are no signs or rashes in that particular area.

I feel tender pain just below my left ear lobe. Could it be for swollen lymph node. However there are no signs or rashes in that particular area.

Possible lymph node: Yes it could be a lymph node that is swollen or even a small sebaceous cyst. If it does not resolve on its own you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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My left ear lobe it red and it hurts to the touch what do I do? I have tried nothing

My left ear lobe it red and it hurts to the touch what do I do? I have tried nothing

Topical antibiotics: If you wear earrings then the first thing to do is to remove the earring, cleanse the area and apply topical antibiotic. Regular cleansing and topical medication should settle things but if no improvement then you need to contact your pcp as you may need antibiotics by mouth. ...Read more

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My 4 yo was bitten on ear lobe by our cat. It's been 24 hrs. cleaning it and using ointment. Dr said to watch. It's slightly red and painful. Worry?

My 4 yo was bitten on ear lobe by our cat. It's been 24 hrs. cleaning it and using ointment. Dr said to watch. It's slightly red and painful. Worry?

Please take him to: be seen by his/her doctor. Cats' mouths have more bacteria that are a problem than dogs or humans. If there is redness, there could be an infection, which may need an oral antibiotic. The only way to tell that is to have it examined. ...Read more

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There is a knot in the right ear lobe that is painful to touch. The skin of the lobe is red. It has been in this state for 5 days. What do you think?

There is a knot in the right ear lobe that is painful to touch. The skin of the lobe is red. It has been in this state for 5 days. What do you think?

Infection: Most likely is a pimple, but you can get pretty severe infections in ear cartilage if they don't get treated. Put a warm wash cloth on the ear at least 6 times today for about 5 minutes each time, and if it is not the least bit better by tomorrow you should see someone and get on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What causes rash around the ear lobes babies?

What causes rash around the ear lobes babies?

Possible eczema: Eczema usually starts behind the crease of the earlobe and then to the earlobe. Other rashes are possible. It's hard to diagnose rash without seeing patient. ...Read more

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I have an infected lower ear lobe. What should I do. It's red, swollen and has puss. ?

I have an infected lower ear lobe. What should I do. It's red, swollen and has puss. ?

Ear lobe: If this is near a piercing, do not use your earrings. You need to see a clinician so that a culture can be taken and so you can be placed on empirical antibiotics. Any earring that has been used recently will require special attention to clean with antiseptic and rubbing alcohol to remove the chance of possible reinfection. ...Read more

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My ear lobe suddenly got swollen, red, painful, and hot. It's the part of the lobe that's right below where the cartilage begins. What's causing it?

My ear lobe suddenly got swollen, red, painful, and hot. It's the part of the lobe that's right below where the cartilage begins. What's causing it?

Infection likely: other possibility is contact dermatitis. However, unless you wear ear ring in one ear only, infection is likely cause. You may want to see your doctor to start antibiotics as soon as possible since infection may spread in cartilage with may require surgery to treat ...Read more

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Hi! My daughter is 1 and had her ears pierced 3 months ago. This morning, she woke up and the one lobe (bottom) around the earring is swollen and red.

Hi! My daughter is 1 and had her ears pierced 3 months ago. This morning, she woke up and the one lobe (bottom) around the earring is swollen and red.

Mgt: These are signs of a possible infection. I would advise checking with your physician. In the meantime, apply a disinfectant and neosporin ointment to the affected area. The earring should be removed. You should watch for signs of fever or worsening. ...Read more

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