Lumps On The Lower Ear Lobe?
Excuse me, I want to ask before I consul to the hospital. So I found a lump in the skin of the lower left earlobe. This lump is relatively stable. When touched it looks like there is a hard round object inside the skin and feels painful when touched with light pressure. This lump is hard, non-festering and watery, and feels painful when pressed. Is this a common lump or lump that is dangerous? And what is the cause of this lump?
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As for the lumps on the ear lobe as you are experiencing the causes can be various, and generally not dangerous. However, because it is located near the cartilage, the lump in the ear can be more painful because it is pressed by the cartilage. The lump can sometimes be accompanied by other symptoms such as swelling, redness, and feels hard.
Basically, a lump that appears on the earlobe can be caused by several possible causes, such as:
Acne / acne Allergic reaction or irritation Cyst (fluid filled bag) Furuncle Abscess Tumor Considering that the causes can vary, to be able to ascertain the cause of the ear lump you are experiencing, of course, a face-to-face examination by a doctor is required. If the lump is not getting better you should see a doctor; so that the doctor can check the lump through direct observation and touch, and if necessary, supporting examinations such as a biopsy can also be performed. Thus the exact cause can be determined so that the right treatment can be given to you according to the underlying cause.
In the meantime it is recommended that you:
Avoid squeezing or breaking the ear lump to prevent further irritation and injury If pain occurs, you can take pain relievers such as paracetamol. Warm compresses can help relieve pain and swelling if any. Clean the skin around the lump with mild soap and warm water 2 times a day to keep it clean and prevent infection Avoid massaging lumps Consumption of nutritious food and adequate rest to maintain endurance.