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a black spot on my right ear?

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Hi, I have a black spot on my right ear, it started two weeks ago.
It looks like an ulcer (hole in the skin) and is a little painful.
I've put an antibiotic cream for 5 days and it's still there but less pronounced.
I've attached two pictures.

After 5 days of antibiotic cream:

Before antibiotic cream:

Is it melanoma ?
What could it be if it's not melanoma ?

Thank you.

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replied December 22nd, 2011
Skin Cancer Answer A29689
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the skin lesion that you describe without examining you (to determine other characteristics) and going ahead with further investigations. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. You should consider visiting your doctor/dermatologist at the earliest for further evaluation and assistance. Careful examination along with tests like swab test or biopsy will help to look for the underlying cause. Get started on treatment measures as indicated by examination findings and investigation results. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/ dermatologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.

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