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Cartilidge Deposits On Helix Of Ears
Are lymph nodes present on ear cartilage? I have a small lump behind my ear cartilage. Not on the neck or the head part but on the ear.It is tender.
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
Dry skin or shampoo on ear in concave of helix. Rubbed area harshly 1 day ago. Have area of tiny broken capillaries on top of helix. Will they fade?
Yes,they will: fade with time.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably mastoid: Probably air cells in the bone of your skull that should be there. If it has increased in size or is tender see ENT doctor ...Read more
Possibly: You might have some type of infection. Please see your doctor about this. Good luck. ...Read more
26,female.Front top upper outer ear where connects to head swollen/pain.No diet change,wound.Noticed slight hearing loss w/headphone same ear weeks b4?
Cellulitis: tenderness, swelling and redness are signs of infections. if you wear headphones a lot, they may be a source of pathogenic bacteria. Use hot compresses on the area at least three times a day. Keep it dry otherwise. Clean your headphones with alcohol and don't use them for a few days. if it worsens, see a doctor. ...Read more
Gentle washing: Some people tend to produce more oils from the skin. If you use a face wash for oily skin, you could also apply it when washing your face on the ear lobes to see if that can reduce some of the oil buildup. I would avoid getting it in your ear canal, but the outerside is okay. You could also use a washcloth to help remove the soap once you apply it. ...Read more
Experienced pressure where i had brain surgery on right temporal lobe and behind ears and bumps behind ears swelling up the ride sode of neck. Ideas?
Consultation advised: Medicine is far to complicated to try and give medical advice based on one sentence of information. You may find an online consultation at Health Tap helpful. Voice, video or an INBOX Text consult are best. A text chat is least desirable if you have a complicated question as it's too slow to get an adequate history. The INBOX Text consult requires you to be available to reply to questions. ...Read more
I got hit on right side of face , earlobe is droopy, thickened skin, numb and floppy . Jaw and ear area sore . Is this damage permanent ?
What does near complete opacification of the right mastoid air cell. With soft tissue fullness of the epitympanum, mesotympanum, and hypotympanum incl?
Tympanomastoiditis: These are the findings of a CT scan of the mastoid bone. The radiologist is detecting inflammation in the mastoid and the middle ear. Inflammation means there is swelling of the mucous membrane of the mastoid bone and middle ear. The epitympanum, mesotympanum, and hypotympanum correspond to the upper, middle, and lower regions of the middle ear. You need to see an ENT doctor and may need surgery. ...Read more
I have a small, hard, circular bump on my skin. It's located near the tear duct of my right eye, on the inner part of the bridge of my nose. What itis?
Small lesion: it could be a blocked sebaceous gland or it could be common acne and a group of the lesions together. Wash the area with soap and water. Try a warm compress (wet wash cloth heated in the microwave and placed on the area. This will help draw out any infection. Good luck and feel better ...Read more
I was hit on my face and have a swollen ear lobe and tenderness around the ear . The swollen ear lobe is long, thick and floppy . Is this permanent?
Hematoma: You could have a hematoma..(collection of blood/bruise)in the soft tissue of the ear lobe. This is very common and if it occurs frequently (as in Boxers) so called "Cauliflower ear" may develop. A single episode is unlikely to produce any permanent changes however! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Age24f,A painless swelling behind the ear over the bone ,no pus,just hard swelling,no pain.What could be the cause of this?
Ears feel clogged with ear wax. Lots of wax on qtips, and small amount of blood on qtip. Can't hear out of right ear. Advice? Is it serious?
It could be: You have to check them out, the doctor could tell you if serious or not. ...Read more