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What's best used to take care of a swollen ear lobe?

What's best used to take care of a swollen ear lobe?

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

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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How long is it supposed to it take for a swollen ear lobe to go down?

Depends: It is depend whether or not you have infection, and require med. It is best to see doctor. ...Read more

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Have had swollen ear lobes for a long time with no other apparent symptoms. Is this unusual?

Have had swollen ear lobes for a long time with no other apparent symptoms. Is this unusual?

See your doctor.: The causes of chronic swelling of the earlobes can range from an allergy to a metal in a new earring to low-grade infection and inflammation. Since the treatments differ, you need to see your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How to heal swollen ear lobe around the piercing?

How to heal swollen ear lobe around the piercing?

Ice and neosporin.: You need to use neosporin ointment to kill any possible infection around the piercing site and then use ice to reduce the swelling. Use ice cold cloth, not ice on the ear. 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off for 1 hour should be suffice. ...Read more

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Could my swollen ear lobes be a result of secondary Sjorgren's Syndrome? I was diagnosed years ago along with RA,

Could my swollen ear lobes be a result of 
secondary Sjorgren's Syndrome? I was diagnosed years ago along with RA,

Not typical: Autoimmune diseases can affect almost every organ in the body, however the ear lobe swelling is not associated w/ secondary Sjorgrens ...Read more

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I was hit on my face and have a swollen ear lobe and tenderness around the ear . The swollen ear lobe is long, thick and floppy . Is this permanent?

 I was hit on my face and have a swollen ear lobe and tenderness around the ear . The swollen ear lobe is long, thick and floppy . Is this permanent?

Hematoma: You could have a hematoma..(collection of blood/bruise)in the soft tissue of the ear lobe. This is very common and if it occurs frequently (as in Boxers) so called "Cauliflower ear" may develop. A single episode is unlikely to produce any permanent changes however! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Ear lobe swollen don't wear earrings what can it be ?should I be worried ? What can cause it?

Ear lobe swollen don't wear earrings what can it be ?should I be worried ? What can cause it?

Infection: Sometimes cysts, infections, keloids can develop in ears. A doctor would have to see your ear or in person to be more accurate. Good luck and please see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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Ear lobes swollen infected pain in sides of neck below ear lobes what could this be?

Ear lobes swollen infected pain in sides of neck below ear lobes what could this be?

Lymph nodes: Given the information it is likely that you have some inflamed lymph nodes in your neck. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old woke up with swollen, red, warm upper ear lobe with no pain. Any ideas on cause and treatment?

My 2 yr old woke up with swollen, red, warm upper ear lobe with no pain. Any ideas on cause and treatment?

Insect bite: It is possible it is due to an insect bite, it would be wise to check the entire body for similar lesions. consider possible " bed bug bite" You my use hydrocortisone, but visit your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Got my ears pierced aboit 2 weeks ago. Now they're really tender and painful and I've discovered a swollen gland right below ear lobe. Is it infection?

Got my ears pierced aboit 2 weeks ago. Now they're really tender and painful and I've discovered a swollen gland right below ear lobe. Is it infection?

Otitis externa: very likely it is.Please see a doctor right away.You need antibiotics ASAP.if the infection spreads,you will be in terrible pain.not to scare you,seek medical help. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old woke up and has swollen, red, warm upper ear lobes. Doesn't seem to hurt. Any ideas on a cause and a treatment?

My 2 yr old woke up and has swollen, red, warm upper ear lobes. Doesn't seem to hurt. Any ideas on a cause and a treatment?

Possibly allergy: Since the redness and swelling involve both ear lobes, infection or cellulitis is less likely, unless there is reason to think otherwise. Allergy, possibly to something he consumed before going to bed or bug bites may cause such a reaction. If there are no bumps, and remains non tender without any systemic symptoms, I would try OTC anti allergy medicine and observe. ...Read more

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My sons ear lobes are swollen, look lumpy and he says they itch? And this is also on his cheeks.

My sons ear lobes are swollen, look lumpy and he says they itch? And this is also on his cheeks.

Angioedema: This is angioedema. It is more unsightly and uncomfortable than it is serious. Many times, in kids, it is secondary to a recent or present infection. The safest thing to do is see the pediatrician before using an medications. ...Read more

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Why is my lymph node and ear lobe on my left side swollen?

Why is my lymph node and ear lobe on my left side swollen?

Possible infection: Swelling of ear lobe could be related to an infection with resulting lymph node enlargement. Medical eval should be able to clarify issue. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my ear lobe is swollen but doesn't hurt when i touch it does that mean the swelling might go down?

Can you tell me if my ear lobe is swollen but doesn't hurt when i touch it does that mean the swelling might go down?

Depends: Hi It depends on the cause of the swelling. Usually swelling that occurs from trauma or bug bites will go away on its own with time. ...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