Yesterday I had a wick put in my ear. It's kind of gross now, & my ear lobe doesn't hurt now. Can I pull it out?

Was this for . An infection. Was the "wick" actually a drain so that the infected material could drain out? Go back to whomever pick it in and get it checked.
Ear wicks. Yes. Once a wick in the ear is fully saturated, it is not doing as much good as it did originally. If symptoms recur, you can buy ear wicks on your own at the pharmacy. Ask for pope's otowicks.