Growth behind earlobe
Asked Jan 4, 2008, 05:40 PM
Back in August of 2007 I took my 10 year old daughter to have her ears pierced.
About 3 or 4 weeks after piercing she discovered a large scab that was developing behind her ear next to the hole that was pierced. It was gross looking. I mentioned to her about contacting the pediatrician but she didn't want me too. She was afraid he was going to have her remove the earring and her hole would then close up. So I waited until November. It really looked bloody and so I called the pediatrician. He said it looked like a skin tag. So he basically put a small suction device over the tag and it very easily fell off. However it did bleed quite a bit so he applied a cotton swab and had her hold it at the site until the bleeding let up. He told me to keep the area clean and use neosporin. He did say she could put the earring back in but to wait a few hours. So we did exactly what he said. Everyday I asked her to show me the back of her ear but I was noticing that it was forming a scab again. I said to her it looks as if this thing has not gone away and is reforming. She insists and to this day claims its just a scab. Well I'm looking at it now and it looks exactly the way it did when I took her into the Dr.'s office back in November. I have no problem taking her back to her pediatrician but she is begging me not to. She is terrified. She thinks he's going to make her lose the earring for good. I do feel bad a little bit because this is her second experience with having her ears pierced. We tried a few years ago, but we had to take the earrings out because she said they hurt. So I just don't know what to do at this point. I've been surfing through different websites trying to find similar scenarios but have been unsuccessful. This is why I'm asking the question. Can you please give me some insights into what you think this could be and any suggestions you my have regarding this particular case. Thank you for your time regarding this matter.