Causes And Treatment Of Pain In The Ear Lobe?

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why does my right earlobe hurt when folded forward … r nPlease explain, thank you …

1 Answer:

Hi Ferry,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Pain in the ear lobe (auricle) can come from disturbances in the earlobe itself, or it can also be due to disturbances in other structures around it, for example the outer ear canal, eardrum, middle ear, mastoid bone, and so on.


Here are some possible triggers for your complaint:

Infection of the earlobe, for example if there are pimples, boils, Herpes zoster

Otitis externa (inflammation of the outer ear), which is usually characterized by an external ear canal that is swollen, reddish, painful, and often secretes excess fluid
Buildup of cerumen (earwax)

Otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear), which is a condition in which pus builds up in the middle ear, causing the ear to feel painful, full, and hearing loss. This condition usually occurs due to the spread of infection from the respiratory tract that is not handled properly.
Rupture of the eardrum, usually caused by exposure to noise that is too loud and sudden, being at extreme heights or depths, being punctured by a sharp object
Mastoiditis (infection of the mastoid bone)
Lymphadenitis (inflammation of the lymph nodes), and so on

Depending on what is causing the pain in your ear, your condition may be mild, but it may also require prompt treatment by a doctor. To tell the difference, the doctor needs to examine your ear directly, it's not enough just based on an online consultation like this huh ..


The good thing is, you first check with your doctor for further observation. If necessary, you will likely give you temporary therapy and then refer you to an ENT specialist. Treatment can later be done by administering drugs, cerumen extraction, or even surgery.


In the meantime, you should not over-move your ear lobe .. First compress the painful area with warm water or first take paracetamol to reduce pain.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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