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Small bump inside the fold of earlobe on one side. What can i do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Hi, I have a small bump inside the fold of my earlobe on one side. It feels like a pimple, or very similar to another sebaceous cyst i have on my neck.
User:I think I may have irritated it trying to see it
User:as I was trying to get a view and bending the lobe and now it is very sore
User:does this warrant a doctor's visit or is there anything I can do on my own to help?
Doctor:Ok, you could have initialted an inflammation
Doctor:do you see any break in the skin over it ?
User:No, but I cannot see it as it is inside the fold on the top of the earlobe in the front
User:but it feels dry, though that was because I had put some hydrogen peroxide on it trying to clear it up
Doctor:You may need not worry
Doctor:a antiinflammatory and a antibiotic ointment (if skin broken ) would be sufficient
User:Ok, then I can just leave it alone and not worry about it?
Doctor:Yes, it will heal on its own
User:ok thanks so much! I was worried I had messed it up big time!!
Doctor:and do not handle it anymore
User:ok thank you
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