what is that hole near my childs ear

Preauricular Ear Pit- I have always noticed this very small hole at the front of my left ear that was present since my birth. I asked my mom about it a long time ago, and she said that she had asked the doctor when I was born & he said that it was probably just a genetic thing, and it was nothing to worry about.

The strange thing is, sometimes whenever I press my finger below the hole, a small amount of fluid (about the quantity & consistency of pus from a pimple) comes out. I know, sounds gross. It usually never hurts or anything like that. I just press my finger, and a little bit of fluid comes out every once in a while.

So I usually clean it out every so often with hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol to keep it clean. I recently poured some alcohol in it, and it burned like crazy for like 5 minutes.

Recently, I was thinking, “What the heck is this small hole in front of my ear anyway?” So I hopped on Google & found out that is is actually called a “Preauricular Ear Pit.”