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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Yellow or White Ear Bump

Updated on Aug. 29, 2018

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced yellow or white ear bump. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Wart

    Warts are non-serious skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin. They are contagious. Thus, warts on the face are often spread there by the hands, and vice versa.

    78% go away in 2 years

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, painless facial bump, skin-colored facial bump, scaly facial bump
    Symptoms that never occur with wart:
    headache
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Whitehead

    Whiteheads are caused by hair follicles becoming clogged with oil & dead skin cells. When the clogged pore is closed to the air by a layer of skin cells, the oil/dead skin cells remains white (as opposed to a blackhead).

    Whiteheads should go away within the next 3-4 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, yellow or white facial bump
    Symptoms that always occur with whitehead:
    small facial lump, yellow or white facial bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  3. 3.Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. Skin cancer falls into two major groups: Non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    facial skin changes, pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painless facial bump, growing facial lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"), which is dangerous and requires treatment.

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, red rash, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, pus-filled rash, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess:
    rash with bumps or blisters
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Yellow or White Ear Bump

  • Q.Is your ear bump painful to the touch?
  • Q.Is there something on the surface of the bump?
  • Q.Have you noticed any vision changes?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), like Crohn's or Ulcerative colitis?

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Yellow or White Ear Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced yellow or white ear bump have also experienced:

    • 8% Ear Redness
    • 8% Trouble Sleeping
    • 8% Lump Behind the Ear
  • People who have experienced yellow or white ear bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Less Than a Week
    • 21% Less Than a Day
    • 19% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced yellow or white ear bump were most often matched with:

    • 60% Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • 20% Wart
    • 20% Whitehead
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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