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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

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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My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?

My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?

Likely infected: This could be a simple skin infection or an inflamed lymph node. In either case, an evaluation may be needed. In the short term you can apply moist heat to the area in the form of a heated compress several times a day. If it is a minor issue the body may heal itself. If it worsens it will need to be seen. ...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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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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I woke up 3 days ago with a severe sore throat and a headache. Throat is dark red, glands are swollen, ears are aching. No cold or flu like symptoms?

I woke up 3 days ago with a severe sore throat and a headache. Throat is dark red, glands are swollen, ears are aching. No cold or flu like symptoms?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or the "flu" (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Hi for several years I have had IBS symptoms and chronic sinus issues (blocked dry nose and itchy Eustachian tube. Ears and back of throat mainly), sore red throat which is sensitive to tomato based sauces and spicy foods etc. Sometimes it feels like a

Hi for several years I have had IBS symptoms and chronic sinus issues (blocked dry nose and itchy Eustachian tube. Ears and back of throat mainly), sore red throat which is sensitive to tomato based sauces and spicy foods etc. Sometimes it feels like a

Sounds allergy: Typically such problems are caused by environmental allergy like foods and inhalant allergy like dust molds pollens. Search for dr Majid Ali and bowel disease on YouTube. Also visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com how to treat the underlying cause. You do not need to suffer with IBS. I TELL my patients that when you treat the cause of IBS you can easily drop I from IBS AND you are left with...? ...Read more

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What can cause a cold sore on your ear lobe?

What can cause a cold sore on your ear lobe?

Herpes virus: The herpes virus is always the cause of cold sores. It is mistakenly assumed that cold sores only occur on the mouth or nose, but they can occur anywhere. ...Read more

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Have a new piercing and my ear lobe feels sore?

Have a new piercing and my ear lobe feels sore?

NeedMoreInformation: We need more information to advice you. We need to know when was the piercing done. By Whom, was it done by a doctor with aseptic technique or by some one else and what procedure was ued. And if there is any redness or swelling at the piercing sites. Are both ears sore. The pierced ears can be a little sore on the day of piercing. But if it is after a day or two or three it may be due to infection ...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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I have a pain on the left side of my neck directly below my felt ear lobe that's sore to the touch. What could this be?

I have a pain on the left side of my neck directly below my felt ear lobe that's sore to the touch. What could this be?

Various...: This could be related to various possibilities: it could be a muscle spasm, an infected gland, ear infection, shingles. The only way to tell is getting examined. Make an appointment with your doctor in order to get a formal evaluation and diagnosis. ...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 got my ear lobes pierced three weeks ago. But, in the past few days I had significant swelling and redness of my ear lobes. No discharge or pain?

I got my ear lobes pierced three weeks ago. But, in the past few days I had significant swelling and redness of my ear lobes. No discharge or pain?

Inflammation/trauma: Take ibuprofen for now and see doctor if redness swelling doesn't subside in 2-3 days to rule out infection, which may require antibiotic. Good kuck ...Read more

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It very sore under my ear lobe when I press it, but doesn't feel swollen or any lumps. Only hurts when I press it. What could this be?

It very sore under my ear lobe when I press it, but doesn't feel swollen or any lumps. Only hurts when I press it. What could this be?

Jaw: Hello Scott944,

Behind your earlobe are bones. If you are pushing near the lower part of your earlobe you may be pressing on your jaw. If your symptoms worsen or if you have pain with eating or have a hard time opening your mouth please see your health provider as these may be symptoms of TMJ.

Regards,
Dr. Cacho ...Read more

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What's this lump in my ear lobe next to my piercing? Just noticed this morning. Slightly sore. I can move it a little beneath the tissue.

Early abscess: This could be acne but is probably an early abscess. You need to have it checked by a doctor. You may need an antibiotic. Please keep the ear ring area clean and dry. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get some type of a zit on my ear lobe. It stays sore for a few days they appear to be beneath the skin and no head on them. What is the cause?

I get some type of a zit on my ear lobe. It stays sore for a few days they appear to be beneath the skin and no head on them. What is the cause?

Cystic: This may be a cyst or if pierced ear lobes, it may be minor local infection that your body fights off and heals itself periodically, hence the "coming and going" of the area. Get eval when it is present, to get the official diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Some clear fluid drained from my ears, Yday my right ear was blocked & I couldn't hear. Today I woke up with a sore lump in my ear lobe p. causes?

See your PCP: Some conditions like ear discharge, loss of hearing require further assessment and your PCP may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to an ENT specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your PCP first for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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0800 neck tender to touch or turn under lobes to base of neck only, has gotten worse all day, no cough or sore throat. Ears started hurting 1600.

0800 neck tender to touch or turn under lobes to base of neck only, has gotten worse all day, no cough or sore throat. Ears started hurting 1600.

External otitis: See an ENT on monday to get the ear checked. If it hurts to pull on the ear you will need to get the ear cleaned out and ear drops. If the canal of the ear is inflamed too much, you will need some temporary packing. You will also need good pain medication as this is very painful. Good luck. See the ear nose and throat doc asap. ...Read more

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H/O ruptured ear drum 15 years ago, intermittent severe pain in ear lasting for days. Sore to even touch the ear lobe or movement with smiling, decrea?

H/O ruptured ear drum 15 years ago, intermittent severe pain in ear lasting for days. Sore to even touch the ear lobe or movement with smiling, decrea?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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I had a sore lump under my left ear lobe a Dr. Said swollen lymph node. It went away but came back and grew rapidly while eating chew/swallow worsen?

I had a sore lump under my left ear lobe a Dr. Said swollen lymph node. It went away but came back and grew rapidly while eating chew/swallow worsen?

Salivary gland: The swelling you describe sounds more like swelling of the salivary gland called parotid gland.
It may infected or its ducts may be obstructed with stone, See an ENT. ...Read more

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Last night my right ear lobe has stabbing pain and it hurt to swallow. Pain is worse when I move and the soreness is upper throat and behind sinus.?

Last night my right ear lobe has stabbing pain and it hurt to swallow. Pain is worse when I move and the soreness is upper throat and behind sinus.?

Whoa!!!!: Until proven otherwise, this is an infection. Like most infections your body is able to manage them with time. Your body will make anti-bodies to the infection, cause an inflammatory reaction to help cure the infection and with time get better. This is normal. If you feel like the normal course of events are not happening, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a large hard lump under my ear lobe/ jaw accompanied by ear pain/ sore throat. It is very hard and is not movable. Should I be concerned?

I have a large hard lump under my ear lobe/ jaw accompanied by ear pain/ sore throat. It is very hard and is not movable. Should I be concerned?

Swollen lymph node?: If you have an earache and doe throat it may be a swollen lymph node. In any event see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am suffering from really sore inflamed spots at base of hairline and ears. What can I use to reduce the soreness and redness of these?

I am suffering from really sore inflamed spots at base of hairline and ears. What can I use to reduce the soreness and redness of these?

Folliculitis: Probable folliculitis. an inflammation of the base of the hair follicle: I suggest 1% topical hydrocortisone cream to the affected areas- a light film applied topically AM/PM for 5-7 days and avoid any new shampoo or conditioner for 3 days. ...Read more

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Behind both ear redness sore crack what is it how to treat it tried all lotions?

Behind both ear redness sore crack what is it how to treat it tried all lotions?

Likely ringworm: It is likely to be a fungus infection like ringworm or athlete's foot, but it happens behind the ears. Get medicine for athlete's foot (lotrimin (clotrimazole) is one, there are several others). Apply a little of the cream to the area and rub it in twice a day and it should clear in 3-5 days. Use the cream again at the first sign of the rash coming back. ...Read more