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Doctor insights on: Will Ear Lobes Become Larger When You Get Your Ear Lobe Pierced

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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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Possible infected ear lobe from ear piercing? I got my ears pierced on christmas eve for a christmas present. I am very religious about cleaning the piercing. My right ear lobe now has a ball inside the the lobe and has drainage on the backing to the earr

Possible infected ear lobe from ear piercing? I got my ears pierced on christmas eve for a christmas present. I am very religious about cleaning the piercing. My right ear lobe now has a ball inside the the lobe and has drainage on the backing to the earr

Ear infection: Your ear is infected, and your cleaning is not clearing it up. Sometimes that is not enough. Try using some triple antibiotic ointment (available at any drugstore without a prescription). If it doesn't clear up in 2 days, please see your doctor or prompt care physician. ...Read more

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LG ears pierced 3mths ago, it started bleeding feels like a "pip" in the lobe do I get ointment I'm currently using surgical spirits earings removed?

LG ears pierced 3mths ago, it started bleeding feels like a "pip" in the lobe do I get ointment I'm currently using surgical spirits earings removed?

Bumpy scar: If there is a discharge. Pain or redness you should be concerned of infection and have the ear lobe evaluated. However if the ear is dry and the ear has healed and there is only a pit left behind then this is most probably the scarred channel from the piercing that may or may not resolve on its own in time. Usually may stay there indefinitely. If troublesome please see your GP ...Read more

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I have a small hard ball inside one of my ear lobes and I have my ears pierced, I want to know what it could possibly be and how to get rid of it?

I have a small hard ball inside one of my ear lobes and I have my ears pierced, I want to know what it could possibly be and how to get rid of it?

Ear Cysts: Benign cysts, such as sebaceous cysts, can develop on the earlobe, resulting in pain or discomfort. According to the national library of medicine, sebaceous cysts result from a collection of dead skin cells and oil produced in the oil glands of the skin and can develop on the earlobe or even inside the ear canal. ...Read more

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My 6 yrs daughter has swallowed ear lobe after 1 week of ear piercing which is tender to touch. What to do. Please help?

My 6 yrs daughter has swallowed ear lobe after 1 week of ear piercing which is tender to touch. What to do. Please help?

Worrisome: Sometimes frequent cleaning of the site with peroxide followed by effective drying can reduce the localized infection. You may need to remove the post for this to settle down, but the healing process will seal the hole and you start over later. It's important to keep on top of this since the germs can actually get into ear cartilage and deform the ear. If it doesn't improve quickly, have her seen. ...Read more

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Ear lobe piercing 49 days old has white stuff coming out of it. Piercing hole & ear isn't red swolen, & has no pain. Is my ear piercing infected?

Ear lobe piercing 49 days old has white stuff coming out of it. Piercing hole & ear isn't red swolen, & has no pain. Is my ear piercing infected?

Pus or fat: The ear lobe is skin covering only fatty tissue. If the ear lobe is not tender or red or painful, then it is unlikely you have infection or pus. The most likely substance would be fat. See and ENT or plastic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter got ear piercing 3 month ago And it was not healing and One ear got closed up and ear lobe scar tissue will go away?

My daughter got ear piercing 3 month ago And it was not healing and One ear got closed up and ear lobe scar tissue will go away?

Not completely: Scar tissue by its very nature is permanent but its appearance and extent can be minimized during the 1st year by keeping the wound site soft using Vaseline or Aquaphor and minimizing sun exposure. After a year if cosmetically problematic see a plastic surgeon. I originally said use antibiotic ointment which should be used during the first 10 days on new wounds but I defer to Dr. Dohan below. ...Read more

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Does it hurt getting your ear hole sewed? One hole was pierced lower than the other one it's nearly at the bottom of my lobe. Sewing pain? Anaesthesia

Does it hurt getting your ear hole sewed? One hole was pierced lower than the other one it's nearly at the bottom of my lobe. Sewing pain? Anaesthesia

Slot ear repair: Slot ear repair is performed in the office under local anaesthesia. It is not a painful procedure. The previous hole is excised and the edges are sewn together to close the hole. ...Read more

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Stitched my ear lobes n pierced it wid a shot the day befre. Hw long shd I wait befre takg this off. Te earring luks weird on me. Can I change it nw?

Stitched my ear lobes n pierced it wid a shot the day befre. Hw long shd I wait befre takg this off. Te earring luks weird on me. Can I change it nw?

Piercings: I doubt that you will get an answer you like on this site. Many of us would tell you to take this out and reconsider. But I think that is because this is a question out side of a regular medical condition. I would bet that the person who pierced your ear would know best. Also I am surprised that you were not sent home with some instructions for common problems post piercing. ...Read more

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I got my ear lobes pierced 2 months ago. One of them just started to bleed for the first time yesterday?

I got my ear lobes pierced 2 months ago. One of them just started to bleed for the first time yesterday?

Doctor can check: If the piercing has a "friable spot" (a spot that is not healing well, and is easy to start bleeding when irritated), that spot could bleed if one tries to take out an earring or put an earring in. A primary care doctor can take a look to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Hi! My daughter is 1 and had her ears pierced 3 months ago. This morning, she woke up and the one lobe (bottom) around the earring is swollen and red.

Hi! My daughter is 1 and had her ears pierced 3 months ago. This morning, she woke up and the one lobe (bottom) around the earring is swollen and red.

Mgt: These are signs of a possible infection. I would advise checking with your physician. In the meantime, apply a disinfectant and neosporin ointment to the affected area. The earring should be removed. You should watch for signs of fever or worsening. ...Read more

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My ear lobe is red swollen and my jaw is starting to hurt at the hinge. My ear hasn't been pierced since I was like 10 or younger, why is this happening now?

My ear lobe is red swollen and my jaw is starting to hurt at the hinge. My ear hasn't been pierced since I was like 10 or younger, why is this happening now?

Probably need med: The symptoms you describes are worrisome for an infection developing. You should see a physician or do a virtual consult to ascertain the problem. Happy healing. ...Read more

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Small lump in ear lobe, ball like, next to pierced ear. Hurts alittle bit when pressed? Seems to in reds in size as well.

Small lump in ear lobe, ball like, next to pierced ear. Hurts alittle bit when pressed? Seems to in reds in size as well.

Piercing infection: Sounds like the piercing got infected. Remove the earring (you can re-pierce it later if the piercing closes up). If you can gently express any pus from the area through the piercing hole, that will help it heal. You can use a warm compress to help get the pus out and for comfort. If it doesn't clear up in a few days, or starts looking worse, you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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There's a a little lump on my pierced ear lobe on the back what is this? And when I put in a earring yellow stuff comes out

There's a a little lump on my pierced ear lobe on the back what is this? And when I put in a earring yellow stuff comes out

Ear lobe yellow stuf: Sounds like an infection. Better go see your primary care doc about this. May need to see an ENT for lancing and antibiotics ...Read more