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What could cause a huge lump inside the ear lobe ?

Last night I went to bed with my ear lobe having a slight ball-like thing inside and I woke up this morning with a huge lump inside my ear lobe,and it also has a purple colouring.. Painful to the touch and I think it may be happening on the other ear too..
Wed, 22 Jan 2014
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
hi, you seem to be having an infection of ear (otitis externa). the skin is tight in that region and hence can be extremely painful. i may suggest you to start a course of antibiotics after consulting with a ENT surgeon. hope this helped.
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