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Small bumps under left earlobe, itching, burning, inflammation, cause discomfort on sleeping. Causes?

I have small bumps behind and on the bottom of my left earlobe . They itch and sort of burn and they are sensitive to touch. It started out with just one bump behind my earlobe and I thought it was a mosquito bite but now there are more and are inflamed and it s getting uncomfortable to sleep on that side if my head. What is it? What can I do to get them to go away?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,
The small lumps which are spreading could be boils or furuncles which are common in the ear lobe area.
They usually subside with no treatment in a day or two. Just apply any antibiotic ointment and do not try to touch, meddle or squeeze them.
If they are increasing in size then you may have to consult a doctor who may prescribe antibiotics, pain killers and stronger ointments.
If the problem recurs then do a complete blood profiling with special emphasis on sugar levels.
If you are using ear phones or jewelery, make sure they are clean and do not share them with others.
hope this helps


Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Tue, 13 Aug 2013
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