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Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon
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I occasionally get red hard spots behind my ears. They take

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I occasionally get red hard spots behind my ears. They take a long time to go away. I notice them with hormonal changes. However the last one behind my right ear has reduced in size and is still here almost 6 weeks after appearing.
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: I also have two more spots. One on my earlobe which is painless and I can’t feel it unless someone try’s to pinch it. It’s a red/tan colour and has only appeared in the last two weeks. There is another white ish bump near my ear opening and again has only appeared in the last two weeks. All three bulls are on the same right ear. I have been applying tea tree oil but I don’t see a difference
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No but I do have allergies

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Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I’m 35.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
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Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Thank you dr

The red spots are capillary inflammation and the white lump is due to sweat gland enlargement.

All of these are self-limiting and do not need any active treatment.

They are benign (non-cancerous) issues.

Please do not worry and leave them alone.

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I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Thanks dr I really appreciate it!

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

I sincerely hope that I have helped you and that I have earned my 5-star rating today! Thank you.

Stay blessed.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I was just concerned Cos the one on the earlobe looked kind of tan to me but maybe that’s my skin pigmentatiion and I never realised before

There is no red flag.

This is a benign appearance.

Please do not worry.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Thank you have a great day!

Very welcome.

Have a great day, you too.

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