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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
Huge abcess appeared behind ear after cartilage piercing , can't afford doctor right now , what can I do? It's very painful do I pop it ?
Cartilage means bad: One's body is an amazing and beautiful creation, regardless of how it was created, and needs no holes punched into it (just as one cannot improve on a sleek new Ferrari by adding extra hood ornaments). No doctor would advise a patient "pop a huge abscess." An exam is needed in order to give advice. One can try HealthTap PRIME for a video consult, or see her primary or ENT doctor for an exam. ...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
A few possibilities: Infection: skin, mastoiditis, pimple, shingles = common.Also common but rarely diagnosed: inflammation of the posterior or greater auricular nerves.Treatment for this might be neuroprolotherapy.Another cause could be jamming of cranial sutures behind the ear.If problem persists &/or other symptoms like fever or ear drainage-see Dr.Osteopathic exam & manipulation could help suture prob. & infection ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various forms: Basal cell or squamous cell skin cancers can be very ulcerative and bleed often. Sometimes, basal cell lesions can be very nodular. This is something that should be seen by a dermatologist or ENT doctor. Many other things can cause bumps behind the ears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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