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How can i get relief from a lump above earlobe causing severe pain ?

Hi, I have a small Lump just above my earlobe under the skin but you can feel the lump when you touch it or press it lightly. Its very painful and very annoying, it feels like a large pea, any ideas what is could be? and any advice how to get rid of it?
Asked On : Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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The small lump you are having is possibly a swollen lymph node or a blocked sebaceous gland. You need to get it examined to rule out any serious cause of lymph node swelling. Check out for any ear infections you might be having.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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