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Abscess Behind Ear
My gp prescribed me antibios for abscess/sebaceous cyst behind ear now I have a large boil like lump on neck. What does this mean?
Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more
Two enlarged lymph nodes behind right ear for over 10 years, had two abscessed teeth totally taken care of a year ago...Still same size. Why?
Internet diagnosis: Unfortunately this is not a question you should look for answer for over the internet. It requires a complete medical and dental history and a one on one clinical evaluation. Having said that, they may not be lymph nodes, other sources of infection, growths, chronically inflamed lymph nodes, normal nodes. Find a doctor who can actually examine you and give you a reasonable answer to your question ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a small lump on the left side of neck and kind of behind my left ear. Its not an abscess or a pimple. quite firm like a bone. It hurts at times?
Possibly lymph node?: Have lymph nodes throughout our bodies to protect us. Some are near surface of skin and you can feel. If you've had an ear infection recently or possibly scratched your scalp nearby the node could have started to swell as it pumped out lymphocytes. If it doesn't go down in a few weeks go see your doc. ...Read more
I dont think I have an abscess tooth but I had a filling fall out a few week my pain started with pain deep behind my ear n is going down my throat ?
Have fluid behind ears/ pressure/jaw pain. Dr. said no infection and prescribed Flonase. Will this cause a brain abscess, osteomyelitis or sepsis?
All of the things: you mention are infections. If you have negative pressure or uninfected fluid in your middle ears spaces, there is no infection that could spread. The Flonase is to reduce swelling & edema of mucous membranes of your upper respiratory tract, thus allowing your Eustachian tubes to become patent, or open, again at their junction with your nasopharynx & middle ear pressure to normalize. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Either or see a doc: it could be either a lymph node and that will explain the tenderness and mass effect it could be an oil gland cyst what is called sebaceous cyst that could get hard like a solid mass and it could get infected and turn to abscess like structure either way you need to see your doctor for evaluation and proper treatment at least with antibiotic before the infection spread good luck ...Read more
Postauricular crease inflated/swollen Ear pushed outward—Inflamed pimple in ear for 4 days—What causes the soft inflated feeling behind ear?infected?
The right side of my neck is swollen and evrytime i move my head its extremley painful. It also hurts when i swallow and is starting hurt behind ear?
Need an exam: Your symptoms suggest an infectious process, but there are a number of conditions that could be possible. Rather than speculate as to the possible causes it would be much more important to see a physician as soon as possible for and examination and diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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