Hope i am posting this in the right category, if not sorry.

About half a year ago, I noticed a bump in my ear and thought it was just a pimple, but as of recently it has started to hurt, currently switching medical plans, so trying to hold off on going to the doctors unless i need to.

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Does anyone know if this is anything to be worried about, thanks in advance.
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replied November 2nd, 2018
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description this could be an infected boil inside the ear. The picture you have uploaded is not clear. Ibuprofen can be advised for symptomatic treatment. If the area has marked swelling and it appears infected then antibiotics can be described accordingly.

Wishing you best of health


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