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Posted by: fruity | 2003/03/24

Small Lump/Ball in ear lobe skin.

Hi there, yes i would also like to know about these lumps in and around the ear. I sometimes get them in the lobe just below the hole where my ear piercing is. The lump feels like a hard ball (like the size of very small pop corn kernel. it makes my ear red and sensitive in that area. It stays for about a week and eventually decreases in size as it disappears. It facinates me what the classificatioin of these lumps are and why they appear??? Your response would be greatly appreciated.

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Fruity, it sounds like a mild infection and inflammation in your case. The best would be to clean your earrings with surgical spirits every time before you insert them. Good luck.

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