Developing pimples, in general, is no fun, but pimples in your ear can really be painful. There are many reasons why a pimple might begin to form in this region. The main reason is one that you’re not going to want to hear me talk about. That’s right, I’m referring to hygiene. In the event that you’re touching your ears quite often throughout the day, then I‘m going to suggest that you wash both your hands and ears frequently as possible. No, you don’t need to be obsessive about it, but take care to keep your ears clean. If a pimple or two end up showing up in your ear, then it’s likely because they came in contact with something not clean. That could be your hands, headphones, a cell phone, an office telephone or even a dirty pillow. You know how much of a workout fan I am and that I preach about proper hygiene a lot. If not, then read this article.
There are people in this world that pay no mind to cleanliness and think nothing of sticking a pen, pencil, finger, toothpick, and anything else that you can think of in their ears. Guess what, this is pretty bad for your ear canal in general and it most definitely can cause pimples in ear canals. Some other things that cause this are sand from the beach, low-grade cosmetics or skin products, wool hats, fur hats, dirty hands, dirty sheets, and so much more.
How To Prevent A Pimple In Ear From Forming
The best way to avoid getting a pimple in your ear is to put forth efforts in order to best prevent them from forming. You’ll want to clean your ears regularly but doing so with care. It’s absolutely imperative that you not be too abrasive or rough with your ear cleaning. Furthermore, you need to make sure that you are only using the proper tools to do so. For example, using your finger and a rolled up napkin isn’t the proper technique.
When cleaning your ear, be sure to clean the auricle as well as the canal itself. Sometimes the hair in your ears can encourage bacteria buildup and the presence of microorganisms which you wouldn’t be able to see unless viewed under a microscope. All of which is very bad for your ears and most often welcomes the development of pimples in your ear. Not washing your hair can give you pimples in your ear as well.
I should also mention that it’s common for these kinds of pimples to go unnoticed for an extended period of time. In fact, most people don’t realize they have one until they physically feel a pimple when they touch it.
Other Common Causes of Pimples In Ears
Yes, there are plenty of other things that can cause pimples to develop in your ear. Some of those causes include hormonal changes such as going through puberty or becoming pregnant. Stress can also cause these to blossom. Some people get them due to allergic reactions to certain medicines, clothing material, vitamins, and cosmetics.
If you have a pimple in your ear, then you may have developed one due to the following:
- Chronic diseases and disorders can be the cause of these pimples forming.
- If you’ve come in contact with some substance that you have a serious allergy to such as medicine, strong vitamins, makeups, cosmetics, new clothes and more.
- Assuming you’re pregnant or going through puberty, then hormonal changes may be the culprit.
- If you have a ton of stress going on at your office, personal life, home life, or any other area, then this may be causing pimples to form.
- Very poor nutrition can often cause your organs to fight back and show their struggles though acne forming.
These are just some of the basic reasons why these nasty pimples can and will form. I’ve seen people with these specific types of pimples and we’ve not been able to get to the bottom of why they have formed.
Getting Rid Of Pimples In Ears
Okay, let’s talk solutions, which is what’s really important here right! Getting rid of these types of pimples isn’t easy but it’s not impossible. The reason it takes so long to get rid of these types of pimples is because the skin in your ears is so darn thick. Sometimes it takes time for you to even notice that they are forming due to this factor.
Whatever you do, I strongly suggest that you not attempt to squeeze or scratch any pimples in your ear. It’s only going to make matters worse. However, there are are simple things that you can do to treat this condition.
First thing is first, you need to examine your ear to determine whether or not the pimple itself has blossomed into an injury. In the event that your ear becomes injured, I want you to put forth the best effort to not make things worse. What that means is refraining from infecting your ear even further. The best thing to do is to spend time cleaning the area using rubbing alcohol.
Don’t be afraid to apply a mask to your skin in the specific area, just make sure that you do not get any of the masks in your ear canal.
Another thing that you can do is attempt to apply heat to a pimple. A simple heat compress should do the trick here and it will likely keep the infection way down. You may want to use the heat compress off and on until a pimple itself goes away.
I’m not a doctor and since I’m not licensed to give medical advice, I’m going to suggest right off the bat that you consult your primary care physician or local dermatologist in the event that you have pain in your ear canal. If you’ve never been to a dermatologist and you want to learn more about the services that they offer in addition to the associated costs, then click here.
You can attempt to externally apply salicylic acid to the affected area assuming that you feel comfortable doing so and that your doctor as recommended such treatment.
When all else fails, you need to just speak with a professional that has dealt with this type of issue time and time again. Pimples in your ear are the worst and if you’re not able to treat them over the counter, then there are other treatments that you can look into getting (which are much stronger and more regulated due to their strength).
Why Seek Help?
As far as I’m concerned, your senses are nothing to mess with. There are plenty of things that can happen to your physical body and when it involves any of the major senses, I always suggest that you take things seriously.