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Cause for swelling in the ear lobe?

Hi I woke up to what I thought was a spot on my ear lobe but throughout the day it s got really swollen and red as well as really painful. I tried to squeeze it to see if there was any liquid would come out but it never. Any ideas on what it could be.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015
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Hello

It is likely to be an infection, most likely due to minor trauma like finger mail scratch or piercing, Please do'nt worry , just apply mupirocin ointment 2-3 times a day and try not to squeeze it again. You will be fine

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