Boil inside my ear? Watch

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I have a small, hard, painful lump inside my ear. It's been sore for about two days. I can't see the lump so I don't know what if looks like. I've applied a few hot compresses, but nothing. Someone said it might be a boil? Can you get boils inside your ears? What else could it be?

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Go see a Doctor?

or just trust the internet to blindly diagnose your problem.
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If it moves or otherwise shows signs of life, see a doctor. If it doesn't, wait for it to go away. If it doesn't go away, see a doctor.

I'm not a doctor, so this is the best advice I can give- hope it helps!
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(Original post by ChrisJ!)
wait for it to go away. If it doesn't go away, see a doctor.
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It's obviously cancer of the ear canal :eek:

I've had those before. Stop using in-ear headphones (they end up being painful) and put some undiluted TCP on it with a cotton bud. It should go away within a week at most. If it doesn't, go and see your doctor. Do not, under any circumstances, try to rupture or pop it.
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I get these all the time whenever I use in-ear headphones.
I know you're not supposed to but I pop all of them and they're still fine. Your best bet is to put something like antiseptic cream or similar and it should go by itself. You could also alternate between hot and cold compresses.
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