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Doctor insights on: Tiny White Bumps On Ear Lobes Symptoms

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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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I have a small hard bump where ear lobe connects to the skin. What's this sound like?

I have a small hard bump where ear lobe connects to the skin. What's this sound like?

Cyst: It may be just a simple cyst but you need to see doctor for better evaluation. ...Read more

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My son is 15, he broke out on cheeks, underneath neck, ear lobe and back of next in very small bumps, itchy and hot to the touch.?

My son is 15, he broke out on cheeks, underneath neck, ear lobe and back of next in very small bumps, itchy and hot to the touch.?

? contact reaction: Sounds like he may be having a contact dermatitis. This is an irritant or allergic reaction to something put on the skin. Does he shave? Any new products on the face? Have him try a soothing lotion like aveeno (oatmeal) and some Hydrocortisone lotion. If the rash increases or swelling develops, have it checked by the doctor. ...Read more

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I have a painful (when touched) bump where my ear lobe connect to my face. Is it a cyst? No other symptoms. Should I use a hot compress? Thanks :)

I have a painful (when touched) bump where my ear lobe connect to my face. Is it a cyst? No other symptoms. Should I use a hot compress? Thanks :)

Local infection: Could be a local infection, especially if sensitive to touch.
Warm compress can help it come to a head. Keep area clean and it should diminish with time. If not, see your MD! ...Read more

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I had a small bump under my ear lobe it was getting big but when I started to apply antibacterial cream to it start going down could you tell me what?

I had a small bump under my ear lobe it was getting big but when I started to apply antibacterial cream to it start going down could you tell me what?

? staph infection: As emergency doctor we are seeing tremendous amounts of staph infection. These are regular skin bacteria that in ordinary times do not do any harm but as they change, they can acquire characteristics to invade our skin and cause abcesses that lot of times require incision and drainage. It is hard to tell without exam to see what this is. See your provider. ...Read more

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I have a bump behind my ear on the bone about the size of a small pea. It is not visible and can only be felt when pressing on it. Ear lobe feels hot?

I have a bump behind my ear on the bone about the size of a small pea. It is not visible and can only be felt when pressing on it. Ear lobe feels hot?

Sebaceous cyst: The sebaceous cyst is a firm rubbery subcutaneous lesion that's freely movable to the skin and has a central open that if squeezed too hard a white thick smelly oil will express from the hole. Do not pick on the whole simply apply warm soapy compress as they open up on its own, if not surgical treatment maybe necessary to remove it. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has tiny red bumps on the top of his ear lobes and it seems to be spreading to the outline of his scalp and now on cheeks...any idea?

My 4 year old son has tiny red bumps on the top of his ear lobes and it seems to be spreading to the outline of his scalp and now on cheeks...any idea?

Many possibilities: Rashes that remain localized to specific areas are often reactions to soaps/lotions or other material that was in contact with that area. Specific cause is hard to confirm without an exam and review of possible exposures. ...Read more

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What do I do about this bump on my ear lobe?

Depends what it is: This could be a cyst from an oil gland or some scar from a prior piercing. Either way it may need to be reoved. Consult with a facial surgeon or a dermatologic surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bump behind my ear at the bottom begind my ear lobe what could this be?

Bump: Difficult to diagnose without taking a look at it. Consult your family doctor. ...Read more

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What causes itchy white bumps behind ear lobes? I can pop them and the white stuff comes out.

What causes itchy white bumps behind ear lobes? I can pop them and the white stuff comes out.

Sebaceous cysts: Many people have these cysts, which develop in the earlobes and behind the ears. They are oily, containing sebum, and sometimes can get infected. If you're able to express and drain them on your own, I would not be too concerned. If you develop a large one or it becomes infected, then sometimes surgical removal is necessary. ...Read more

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I have a bump in my left ear lobe that's not from a piercing, doesn't hurt & I've had it once b4 but pretty sure it went away. What is it?

Sebaceous cyst: Sebaceous cyst is the likely diagnosis. See your pcp and he/she will either excise the lump or refer you to a plastic surgeon for excision. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has had a bump on his right side of his neck lined up with his ear lobe but right above his hairline. It is now on his left side too?

My 2 year old son has had a bump on his right side of his neck lined up with his ear lobe but right above his hairline. It is now on his left side too?

Likely lymph nodes: These are most likely appropriate lymph nodes along the chain of lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels that drain the ear area. There is little soft tissue under the skin so the nodes stick out. He should be seen if they become very tender, hot to touch, get bigger very fast, or fluid starts coming out. If they already are bigger than the last part of your pinky he should also be checked. ...Read more

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Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.

Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.

Lymph node?: A lymph node resides in this area synonymous with mononucleosis (mono / kissing disease) If you are having other symptoms you need to be evaluated, and possibly for lymphoma given your age and other neck pains. ...Read more

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Red, burning ear lobes and little red bumps on back of neck?

Painful rash: If it's just on one side, i'd worry this was shingles and would encourage you to get someone to start treatment right away. If it's on both sides, it could be an allergic reaction to something that got on your skin. There are a lot of other conditions that can cause painful rashes but most need to be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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I have got this bump thing on the bottom of my ear lobe I can feel it nesr the piercing spot seems like a pimple but won't pop if I try to pop it?

I have got this bump thing on the bottom of my ear lobe I can feel it nesr the piercing spot seems like a pimple but won't pop if I try to pop it?

Scar tissue: Most likely if not red or tender (try not to squeeze!) If it gets larger or red it may need to be seen by a doctor, meanwhile wash gently, pat dry and keep hair clean. A pimple will clear in a few days. ...Read more

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I have a bump on each side of my face above my jaw right in front of my ear lobe, maybe anterior auricular gland? More painful when pushed on.

I have a bump on each side of my face above my jaw right in front of my ear lobe, maybe anterior auricular gland? More painful when pushed on.

TMJ pain, likely: You're probably feeling your temporomandibular joint, it's supposed to be there. Some people develop pain there because their bite doesn't quite match up, they clench their teeth, they chew gum, or they injured it. A soft diet can help, heating pads also offer relief. It would be rare to have some kind of mass in the parotid gland on both sides. If it continues to be a problem see an ent. ...Read more

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Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

? ECZEMA: This appears to be eczema. Did you use a new soap, facial cream or lotion. If you did stop using it. Take oral benadryll. You can try an over the counter steroid cream--if not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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Experienced pressure where I had brain surgery on right temporal lobe and behind ears and bumps behind ears swelling up the ride sode of neck. Ideas?

Experienced pressure where I had brain surgery on right temporal lobe and behind ears and bumps behind ears swelling up the ride sode of neck. Ideas?

Consultation advised: Medicine is far to complicated to try and give medical
advice based on one sentence of information. You may find an online consultation at Health Tap helpful. Voice, video or an INBOX Text consult are best. A text chat is least desirable if you have a complicated question as it's
too slow to get an adequate history. The INBOX Text consult requires you to be available to reply to questions. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter woke up complaining, her ear hurts. I looked at it and the top of her lobe is reddened and she has an hard bump behind her ear. There is no fever present, or any signs of a cold, and no swelling of the ear. I want to wait to take he

My 3 year old daughter woke up complaining, her ear hurts. I looked at it and the top of her lobe is reddened and she has an hard bump behind her ear. There is no fever present, or any signs of a cold, and no swelling of the ear. I want to wait to take he

Likely bug bite: This is something you can safely monitor for a few days to see if it resolves on its own. A dose of diphenhydramine (Benedryl) may help with the redness and any itching involved. A cool compress can also help with the discomfort. ...Read more