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Having lump at the back of ear. Small growth of skin near the ear ring. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Sep-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello doctor..
User:I have a question regarding a lump at the back of my ear
User:I wear an ear ring and it was ok for a few years
User:however, for the past few month,
User:there is a small growth of skin near the ear ring
User:though it is not painful
User:I am afraid it could lead to some puss growth
User:would you advise on how to get rid of that?
Doctor:I would like to know how big the growth is?
Doctor:Is it near the area where ear was punctured?
User:yes it is near the area it was punctured
Doctor:Is it possible to send photographs of the area?
User:like a sabudaana size
User:how to send doctor?
Doctor:I would want to look a close up picture. You can take the picture with a good quality camera/phone and mail it to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor:address the mail with subject as "Attn.XXXX"
Doctor:If you are doing that right away, let me know when you have sent it.
User:ok..I will..
User:however, in the mean time, should I take care of anything?
User:or any ointment or something?
Doctor:The lump may not be abscess growth at all.
Doctor:Abscess is usually painful..
Doctor:I would like to exclude other conditions like keloid.
Doctor:Therefore the picture can help.
Doctor:If sending a picture is not feasible, you can visit your nearest doctor for examination.
Doctor:He can exclude those conditions and suggest the right treatment.
User:I will send the picture in a day doctor.
User:and I will await your further advice on this..
User:thanks for your time today
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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