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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

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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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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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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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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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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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
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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

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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