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Doctor insights on: Thickened Ear Lobes

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How can I fix a torn ear lobe?

How can I fix a torn ear lobe?

Ear lobe repair: Many people get a split ear lobe from an ear ring getting pulled through. The process to repair the split earlobe is fairly simple. Most plastic surgeons or doctors who do surgery should be able to do the procedure under local anesthetic in their office. The earlobe is numbed up, the skin inside the split is removed and the ends are sutured back together. ...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 can you? Reduce ear lobe size?

How can you? Reduce ear lobe size?

Otoplasty: Ear lobe can be reduced by a plastic surgeon or an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a new ear lobe?

Is it possible to get a new ear lobe?

Why will you want on: Why will you want one
if an ear lobe is absent at birth or is lost due to accident or disease, plastic surgeons can create it by taking cartilege from other parts of body. ...Read more

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What is an ear lobe stretcher used for?

What is an ear lobe stretcher used for?

Ear Lobe Stretcher: Stretching of pearced ear lobe to apply certain jewelry. ...Read more

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I have pain in both ear lobes what causes this?

I have pain in both ear lobes what causes this?

General check up: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and refer you to specialist if need be. Your symptoms are non-specific and may or may not be serious. ...Read more

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My ears are swolen right around the lobe. Not really big but noticable. ?

My ears are swolen right around the lobe. Not really big but noticable.


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Most likely: Cause is infection. Try application of heat. If this does not work, show it to your doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can ear lobes be stretched by pulling on them? I know heavy earrings can stretch the lobes but can manual pulling stretch them?

Can ear lobes be stretched by pulling on them? I know heavy earrings can stretch the lobes but can manual pulling stretch them?

If constant: Constant pulling would act as a weight, and would eventually stretch the lobe. So do not pull the lobes. ...Read more

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Why causes a left ear lobe to hurt?

Something not on RT.: Don' have a clue, except if it's only on the left something on the left is causing it to hurt. ...Read more

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Can top of ear lobe get badly sunburn?

Can top of ear lobe get badly sunburn?

Yes: Any area of skin can become sunburnt.
Use sunblock spf 15 or higher and reapply according to the package directions. ...Read more

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Excess oils on ear lobes,all the time .

Excess oils on ear lobes,all the time .

Gentle washing: Some people tend to produce more oils from the skin. If you use a face wash for oily skin, you could also apply it when washing your face on the ear lobes to see if that can reduce some oil buildup. I would avoid getting it in your ear canal, but the outerside is okay. You could also use a washcloth to help remove the soap once you apply it. ...Read more

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Stretched ear lobes as I age. Can surgery fix them?

Stretched ear lobes as I age. Can surgery fix them?

Yes and no: Surgery can fix this problem but it not ussually done except for extreme problems. ...Read more

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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

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How long does it take for ear lobe piercings to heal?

5to7 days: It takes 5to 7 days to heal if there is no infection. ...Read more

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How do I treat a swollen ear lobe after going up a gauge?

How do I treat a swollen ear lobe after going up a gauge?

A few things: Hi
If there are no breaks in the skin, ice and an oral anti-inflammatory like advil can be helpful. If it looks very red, feels hot, is very tender, there is risk it may be infected and you might need antibiotics. Try to keep the area dry and clean. Hope this helps ...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 on whether you have infection, and require med. It is best to see doctor. ...Read more

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To get my ear lobe fat again, would any kind of injection in the ear lobe work?

To get my ear lobe fat again, would any kind of injection in the ear lobe work?

Big juicy lobes: This is not a common request and certainly collagen would accomplish a temporary increase in the side of the earlobe but it may feel unnecessarily firm and would not be my first choice. If a patient made this request, I would recommend the use of hyaluronic acid fillers as the initial filler. ...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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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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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 medication. ...Read more

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My stretched ear was infected now it feels like there's something in my lobe. What kind of tests should I get?

My stretched ear was infected now it feels like there's something in my lobe. What kind of tests should I get?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ear lobe was out if my ear!! Like it's just skin but it's hanging off!! it's hard to explain! What do I do?

What do you suggest if my ear lobe was out if my ear!! Like it's just skin but it's hanging off!! it's hard to explain! What do I do?

Confused: The earlobe is soft tissue at the bottom of the ear. The earlobe would not come out of the ear canal. I am sorry, but I am unable to visualize. Please either re-submit with clarification or have a medical eval. ...Read more

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I have a son who is 4 years old and every day several times a day he rubs his ear lobes because he says it feels good. Should I be worried?

I have a son who is 4 years old and every day several times a day he rubs his ear lobes because he says it feels good. Should I be worried?

No: Some children develop habits, and the more we pay attention to them, the more they'll continue that habit. Once you determine he does not have ear infections or wax in his ears that may be itching him, then leave him alone, in fact, ignore him when he rubs his ears. He may stop eventually. ...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 little pink 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 little pink and painful. Worry?

Cat bite: Cat bites usually need an antibiotic and it sounds like this one is getting worse and not better. Don't delay and see a primary health care worker. ...Read more

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Where my ear lobe and face join it hurts as if it has been ripped whenever I move my ear/take my make up off, what could this be and how can I fix it?

Where my ear lobe and face join it hurts as if it has been ripped whenever I move my ear/take my make up off, what could this be and how can I fix it?

Ear infection?: It sounds like you may have in infection in your external ear canal: otitis externa. Do not use Q-tips, which can cause this. Do not go swimming till better. See a doc for evaluation and treatment. Treatment is inexpensive and relief is rapid with prescription meds, if this is the problem. Consider Healthtap Prime for a consult and treatment if you don't have a doc you can call today. ...Read more

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My ear lobes itch. Maybe from stress?

My ear lobes itch. Maybe from stress?

Less likely: Although, stress is a reason for itchiness, but it would probably be expected to cause more extensive itchiness than just the ear lobes. I'd look for other more plausible causes such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, allergic reaction, ear infection (skin infection) before I write it off to stress. ...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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Can pores in ear lobe get infected?

Yes: Your ear lobe has hair follicles and sweat glands, and these can get clogged and infected. ...Read more

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How much would torn ear lobe surgery cost?

How much would torn ear lobe surgery cost?

Variable: The cost would depend on the extent of the damage and where the repair was done. Repairs in a hospital surgical suite will be much more expensive than those done in a physicians clinic. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stretch my ear lobes with gauges?

Is it safe to stretch my ear lobes with gauges?

Ear lobes: Greetings. Yes, it is safe to use gauges to stretch your ear lobes if you so choose. Keep them clean and if any signs of redness is noted, then see your doctor. ...Read more