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What is the treatment for a lump in the ear lobe?

i have a lump in my left ear lobe. it is hard and extremely painful. i have been putting a hot compress on it 3 times a day but it has not gone down in size at all...i have no insurance and cannot afford a doctor, but i want the thing to be gone...what should i do???
Tue, 8 Sep 2015
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hi.

for now, avoid manipulating the affected area as it may increase the inflammation and risk of infection. keep your ear and the surrounding areas clean and dry at all times. also, avoid wearing earrings for now until the inflammation has completely subsided. it is best if you consult with a doctor if the signs and symptoms progress.

hope this helps.

good day!!

~dr.kaye
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