Infected earlobes are some of the most rare and complicated forms of abscesses, and they are notoriously difficult for doctors to drain.
Dr. John Gilmore explained just how difficult this process was in the video description:
I have to tell you that I’ve only seen pictures of infected earlobes before. I’ve never been party to treating one of these until now. Not that they are much more complicated than any of the hundreds of abscesses that I have drained in the past but they are rather rare to show up like this one.
This poor soul was more than a little concerned that this was going to be extremely painful. We went out of our way to use a tuberculin syringe and needle to inject the anesthetic. That coupled with our use of the magic spray made the initial anesthetic virtually pain free.
What happens next you have to see to believe.