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Thank you for the picture.
That looks like you could have a staph infection starting.
You might need oral antibiotics but, if you want, you could try putting some over the counter triple antibiotic ointment and see how things look in the morning.
If it looks better.....great.
If it looks the same.....good. Continue the ointment for 5 days or so.
If it looks worse. Get some oral antibiotics from your local corner MD
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The hole in your ear is a opening....all you need is a small scratch/break in the skin anywhere.
Happens all the time :(
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