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What causes scaly patch of skin on the earlobe with a painful lump?

I had a sort if flaky scaly patch of skin on my earlobe, it wasn t too big but when I tried peeling the skin off it make it all sore even when I m not touching it, its red now and I ve noticed a spot like lump but it was too dark to see if there were anymore, what could this be? Shall I see my doctor?
Mon, 8 Dec 2014
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi ! Good evening. I am Dr Shareef answering your query.

Yes, it seems the lesion needs to be clinically assessed by a Dermatologist for a proper diagnosis, and appropriate management. Therefore, I would advise you to see your family physician or a dermatologist early for a solution to the problem.

I hope this information would help you in discussing with your family physician/treating doctor in further management of your problem. Please do not hesitate to ask in case of any further doubts.

Thanks for choosing health care magic to clear doubts on your health problems. I wish you an early recovery. Dr Shareef.

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