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Ears pierced for years and now swollen earlobe?

Ears pierced for years and now swollen earlobe?

Infection vs cyst: Even pierced years ago, ears may develop infection. There may also have developed a small cyst that either IS the swelling or predisposes to infection. It was be appropriate to have this evaluated by medical professional. ...Read more

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What to do if ears pierced for years and now swollen earlobe?

What to do if ears pierced for years and now swollen earlobe?

Infection: If the ear lobe is red and tender in addition to being swollen, then you have an infection. Treatment is either hot soaks or incision and drainage. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has red swollen earlobe for a few days there was a blister at one point now it looks like there are several tiny red bumps what could it?

My 2 year old has red swollen earlobe for a few days there was a blister at one point now it looks like there are several tiny red bumps what could it?

Bug bite?: Might be a bug bite or infection from a sweat gland or possibly allergy or ... ? Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have a swollen numbe earlobe and swollen eyelid/bulging eye - both on right side of face.

I have a swollen numbe earlobe and swollen eyelid/bulging eye - both on right side of face.

Swollen eye ,ear lob: Seek medical attention immediately in an ER. Could be infection which on the face affecting the eye is very serious, especially with bulging eye or rarely tumor compressing blood vessels in neck. Thyroid disease can cause bulging eyes but usually no ear lobe issues. Seek immediate attention in ER ...Read more

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Below my earlobe is swollen what is wrong?

Below my earlobe is swollen what is wrong?

Earlobe: May be a swollen parotid gland, lymph node or sebaceous gland. Warm compresses and hydration may help, but you should have it checked out ...Read more

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Small cyst in earlobe popped under skin. Earlobe has swollen, is slightly warm, but not too painful. Should I wait to see what happens?

Small cyst in earlobe popped under skin. Earlobe has swollen, is slightly warm, but not too painful. Should I wait to see what happens?

NO: Most likely you have infected cyst , if you get it drained ( I&D) you will get quicker relief from pain and less scar formation on your ear lobule , see your doctor also you may need Rx for antibiotics ...Read more

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Painful swollen, warm to touch earlobe, with hard lump inside. What could this be, a boil?

Painful swollen, warm to touch earlobe, with hard lump inside.  What could this be, a boil?

Ruptured cyst: Most likely it is an epidermal cyst that has ruptured. The swelling and tenderness is the resulting inflammatory reaction, which is often mistaken for an infection. But like an infection, it needs to be drained to relieve the pressure and stop the pain. Epidermal cysts occur very commonly in earlobes; no one knows why. ...Read more