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Why Do I Have A Pimple In My Ear
Clogged glands: There are any glands in your ear that produce oils and they can become clogged and cause pimples, just like on other area in your body. Try to keep your ears cleaned out well. See your doctor if you have pain, swelling, changes in hearing, or concerns about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably Stye: If this occurred rather suddenly, it probably is a stye, which is a blocked oil gland of the eyelid. It can become secondarily infected and can spread to adjacent tissues leading to cellulitis. Most of these styes respond to very warm compresses 3-4 times/day for 10' followed by gentle massage with a washcloth containing a small amount of baby shampoo. After a week, the stye should nearly resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear bump: That's a great question! In order to help you on this, you need to provide some additional information to your quesiton, like pain, discharge, redness. If it is new, which is what I suspect, it could be from trauma, infection, inflammation or even a benign or malignant growth (obviously less common). ...Read more
Chalazion: The most common lump is the end result of a stye battle in the lid which is a cyst called a chalazion. If your lump is firm, not tender, not red and unchanging for a while, that is probably what it is. Other lumps could also be there but a very uncommon and usually do not follow these rules. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
It depends!: Not breastfeeding or recently pregnant? Over the age of 40? Had the lump for more that 1-2 months? See your doctor! if you are recently pregnant or breastfeeding, under the age of 30, and only noticed it recently, start taking an NSAID (otc Ibuprofen or naproxen), eliminate caffeine, and give it a few weeks to see if it resolves. If not, again, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hot soaks: Apply warm to hot (be careful) wet packs to this every 2-3 hours for 15-20 minutes. It should gradually come to a head and open and drain. If it doesn't you may have to visit your local doctor. ...Read more
Hello. I think I have a scab in my ear. I have been picking it to try and remove it. Now, my ear really hurts. What is going on/how do I treat?
See your MD: Seems you are having an infection developed while you try to take the scab out ...Read more
My ears usually become very oily within a few hours. Why is tat so? Sometimes i'll get pimples in my ear - is d oilness d cause of tat? Thanks!
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