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Yellow or White Ear Bump Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your yellow or white ear bump symptoms, including 4 causes and common questions.

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4 Possible Yellow Or White Ear Bump Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced yellow or white ear bump. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Wart

Warts, also called common warts or verrucae, are small, rough, rounded growths on the top layer of the skin. They may appear alone or in clusters. Common warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious through direct contact. They may spread from one place on the body to another simply through touch.

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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).

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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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.

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

Skin abscess

A skin abscess is a large pocket of pus that has formed just beneath the skin. It is caused by bacteria getting under the skin, usually through a small cut or scratch, and beginning to multiply. The body fights the invasion with white blood cells, which kill some of the infected tissue but form pus within the cavity that remains.

Symptoms include a large, red, swollen, painful lump of pus anywhere on the body beneath the skin. There may be fever, chills, and body aches from the infection.

If not treated, there is the risk of an abscess enlarging, spreading, and causing serious illness.

Diagnosis is made through physical examination.

A small abscess may heal on its own, through the body's immune system. But some will need to be drained or lanced in a medical provider's office so that the pus can be cleaned out. Antibiotics are usually prescribed.

Keeping the skin clean, and using only clean clothes and towels, will help to make sure that the abscess does not recur.

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

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

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

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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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 were most often matched with:

  • 60% Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • 20% Wart
  • 20% Whitehead

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

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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Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.