I had an ear infection and now my earlobes are shaped like a ball. What can this possibly be? And can it be fixed? (photos)
Doctor Answers 4
You have some form of scarring that is deforming the lobule. Once the scar is released with surgery, the problem will be corrected
I agree, there is a chance this represents something called keloid scarring. This can be a progressive condition after ear piercings so be cautious before asking someone to cut away the excess tissue. This has the potential to make the prolem worse. Ask a local plastic or ear specialist to have a look at it before you make any decision.Hope that helps. Adam Goodwin
Ear lobe - a ball formed after an infection
- You need to see a plastic surgeon to determine the cause of the 'ball' in your earlobe.
- It may be a keloid - or thick scar.
- It may need to be removed surgically, or to be removed and then get steroid and/or 5-FU injections.
- Or it may simply need injections -
- Your plastic surgeon will be able to tell you what is best for you.