I'm a 24 year old female-A couple of months ago I woke up with a painful pea to marble sized lump under
the skin on my ear
. It is located right where my ear
connects to my head, on the bottom. Like if I were to pull my earlobe away from my head, it is in that "flap" of skin. Because it was painful and hard, I assumed it was a boil as I have had these in the past. I treated it with warm washclothes and heating pads, but the lump never softened or drained, however, the pain did go away.