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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

A hard pimple inside the small cartilage

01/05/2007

Question:

is it acne ? i can`t see the pimple so I can`t squeez that small cartilage outside the external ear is painful. is there a cream for that? thank you!

Answer:

You may have a cyst, another benign lesion, or a cancer.

Please see an ear specialist. You may need a biopsy.

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Response by:

Ravi N Samy, MD, FACS Ravi N Samy, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, Director of Adults Cochlear Implantation Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati