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#1 Oblivion77

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 08:00 PM

I have this lump inside my earlobe, its about 2-3mm big. Could it be like a cyst or something? Thanks.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:53 PM

Very possible...I get pimples on my ears too. I don't know if they're cysts or just large & deep papules, but they start out a large painful bump & then usually surface a bit smaller. shrug.gif

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:09 PM

Yeah if it feels like a BB or pellet it's a cyst.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:28 PM

QUOTE (roymunson @ Jul 11 2008, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah if it feels like a BB or pellet it's a cyst.


Yeah it feels like a little circular ball.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:45 PM

I had the same thing many years ago and it eventually went away.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 11:55 AM

it could go away with time, but if it gets painful, I would get it injected by the derm

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 06:45 PM

I had that for like 2 months last year. Soooo freaking painful. It'll go away in time.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 06:01 PM

I get these frequently when I'm in a wear-earrings-everyday phase so idk if it's cause by germs or it's just a coincedence or what but they never come to a head and tend to go on their own. I figure they're cysts

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 02:04 PM

i've had one of these cyst type things in my left earlobe for nearly a year!

its not painful and quite small so i havent done anyhing about it

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 06:33 AM

I got a little bump inside my left ear a couple years ago, It was pretty gross. I remember one day I was trying to pop it, thinkin it was a white head or somethin and I woke up the next morning and it felt like it flattened out a lil and widened. After that incident I just left it alone and It went away in a couple of months or so

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:44 AM

yeah, I get a cyst in the exact same place....and it looks like it's fairly common.....I don't know exactly what causes them ( i could google it right now i guess but i don't have the motivation) but it hangs out for a month or so and then goes away for awhile and comes back again........idk

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 11:37 AM

Do you guys wear earrings? When I've been wearing fake silver in my ears I get the same thing. Don't worry about it- just clean that area with a wipe and don't wear earrings for at least a week or two. It's really not acne; more of an infection. You may be allergic or something like that to your earrings. Remember though- it may be bacteria in your pillow/earmuffs/etc., so make sure you keep your earlobe clean & dry without anything on it and it'll go away in about two weeks. Hope I helped. =)

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 05:04 AM

QUOTE (HouseofZits @ Jul 25 2008, 11:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you guys wear earrings? When I've been wearing fake silver in my ears I get the same thing. Don't worry about it- just clean that area with a wipe and don't wear earrings for at least a week or two. It's really not acne; more of an infection. You may be allergic or something like that to your earrings. Remember though- it may be bacteria in your pillow/earmuffs/etc., so make sure you keep your earlobe clean & dry without anything on it and it'll go away in about two weeks. Hope I helped. =)


^ I have exactly the same problem if I don't wear real gold or silver earrings.
It is definately an infection and not acne.
The cyst is inside the earlobe and never comes to the surface. Just don't wear any earrings for a few days and cleanse with sterilising wipes.


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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:32 PM

Actually, against popular belief on the internet, this doesn't only apply to people with piercings. tongue.gif When I was young, before I ever got my ears pierced, I would get these bumps. Every time I got them, I'd try to squish them between my fingers, and 'flatten' them out... then after a few days they'd disappear. When my mom talked about letting me get my ears pierced... I was really afraid to get the pierced, because at the time I had one of those little ball things in my ear lobe. Ended up getting them pierced no problem though.

Even now, occasionally they'll show up, but disappear a week or so later. They shouldn't be a problem, unless they keep growing on you, or become incredibly painful, inwhich case you should see a doctor. smile.gif

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 04:19 PM

again, me too. Haven't done anything about it, don't really care, been there a freaking year. I got it after my ears were pierced, both sides too/

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:18 PM

My brother had one of these maybe like 4ish years ago. We asked a pharmacist and he just gave us an anti-bacterial spray thing and put it on a cotton ball+placed it in the ear. It cured up pretty well. Same thing happened to be maybe 2 years ago. Now i'm getting another one, but it's not big/painful enough for me to bother to try to fix it yet though

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:34 AM

I've had that too beforee, ick. :eh:
I hated it but I just let it be for a few days and than I popped it.
I think it was a pimple but I dont think it's a cyst

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 11:42 AM

yeh i have had lumps in or around my ears. i have one now just outside my ear, it keeps leaking puss yuk!! but yeh i think they are cysts i get them all the time.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 08:32 AM

It's a cyst. I have one in my earlobe too at the moment eusa_shifty.gif. It sucks! It can be caused by blocked skin glands, swollen hair follices, excessive testosterone production, or genetics. Most cysts inside the skin will disappear on its own. But if it gets larger, rather painful, infectious, or something like that, then seek medical help. You can either do surgery to remove it (not suggested) or put a heat-pad over the infected area for 15 minutes twice a day for 10 days. It may need less time or more time to remove it depending on its location and severity.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:49 PM

Funny thing is i neva pierced my ears but happened when i put magnetic earings on one ear since then the problem is proberly the bateria but ive had the lump inside for 4 years now going to go doctor to sort it out the ones that outburst r usally pimples