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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Magalie Nelson
20 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear canal abscess: If it is a true abscess, you should be seen by a doctor and have the abscess drained and take antibiotics. At home you can clean it with peroxide and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It will probably need hot salt water soaks until it comes to a head and drains. Take the post out to let it drain.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Repeat culture: 30 year old gentleman with inner ear abscess unsuccessfully treated with antibiotics. Which antibiotics did not work? Amoxicillin or Fluoroquinolone? ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
12 years experience Dentistry
Kind of: An infected tooth, particularly a lower back molar will cause nerve pain from the jaw that radiates to the ear. So it will feel like your ear hurts. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes. as any surgery: Hurts to some extent, but the drainage of these abscesses is life saving, as swelling can increase rather rapidly and interfere with breathing etc.. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
NOT REALLY...: Regional/local lymph nodes can be affected resulting in swelling, pain, hot and tender. These are, pre-auricular, post -auricular, sub-occipital, post ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alysia Townsend
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Bartholin abscess is usually incised and drained at first diagnosis. Recurrence in less than 6 months usually leads to marsupialization procedure. N ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
26 years experience General Surgery
All: Undrained pus will allow the abcess to get bigger, more painful, and take longer to heal. See your surgeon.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It can. Please seek medical evaluation.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
The sructures in: This area include the parotid gland and lymph nodes. Infection in the gland is a possibility especially if it increases in size when you eat. See an e ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dr. Stan Shih answered
17 years experience Dentistry
Potentially: If there is severe pain and pressure, sometimes fully effective numbing of the area can not be achieved and the extraction may be painful. Other time ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
25 years experience Dentistry
Hard lumps: It is really hard to tell where your infection may be coming from, but among the list of possibilities is that your body rejected the bone graft, ther ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Likely infection: There are a number of conditions which cause lymph node enlargement, with infection being the most common cause. Behind the ear nodes can come fr ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
Hard to diagnose : Very hard to diagnose on this forum. I would seek the help of a dentist asap.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Thanks for asking!: If the abscess bursts you will be swallowing all the infection and pus with a chance it could spread. Please get treatment. There are cases of people ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Peritonsillar absces: A peritonsillar abscess is a formation of pus and infection around a tonsil. It can be extremely painful and cause problems with swallowing and breat ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
See MD: Get in to see your MD or the nearest urgent care facility. Once you get the lymph nodes involved, you are past watch and wait. It is time for an exper ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
No. : That's pretty far away Usually lymph modes in the same region will swell. But not far away in the neck.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Shapland
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Abscesses that were drained a long time ago can leave scar (or fibrous) tissue in the place of the abscess or in the area where it was cut open. This ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Piercing: Yes, if there was a mild infection. Just the trauma itself shouldn't give you too much of an issue. If the earlobe is getting more painful, see your ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Your infection requires immediate treatment. If not, it will continue to spread. See Oral Surgeon immediately.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Infection of external ear especially ear canal can spread forward to the face due to anatomical conduit of the external ear cartilage.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, very likely: Any infection of the skin can cause the regional lymph nodes to enlarge and become tender. It means you need to take antibiotics for which you should ... Read More

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