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Small lump under earlobe, pain on touching, looks like a pimple. Cause of worry?

Hey my name is XXXXX, just a few days ago I noticed a smaller than pea-sized lump under my left earlobe , I got my ears peirced not too long ago and the lump isn t really painful unless I touch it and it seems like it may be a zit, my boyfriend has oily skin and he had lumps like mine under his earlobes and they just went away. It s red like a zit but I just want to make sure it isn t anything serious...
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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Thanks for the query.

It probably might be an enlarged lymph node. Lymph nodes get enlarged when there is an infection. Since it was in the recent past you had got your ear lobe pierced, it might have caused some infection. You may require some antibiotics since it is inflamed (painful to touch and reddish in colour). Please visit your physician to get it examined and treated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist your further.

Answered: Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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