Answer: Your recovery is going to mostly depend on your taking the medication prescribed for you and getting all of the rest that is recommended. Really, there is no shortcut. You have to give your body time to recover.
Probably because most of them contain menthol, camphor or phenol, which are known to act as "counter-irritants" and increase blood circulation within the skin. This increased circulation is felt as warmth by the nerves.
Of note is that these products are ineffective. Only prescription ointments like Zovirax or Denavir (both antiviral drugs) are helpful in reducing this viral outbreak,
Answer: It may just be a cyst...otherwise known as an overproduction of cells forming a lump of tissue. You May want to discuss this with your Family doctor for treament(surgical removal, cortisone injections)
Answer: As far as I can tell the ear lobe serves no real function as far as from a medical standpoint. I have known several people with no ear lobes & they function just fine in all ways. About the only things they are good for is appearance, they may make the ear look more or less attractive depending how they are shaped. The other is to hang things on them, either clipped on or through a hole or holes made in them, for ornamental purposes as many do.