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Abscess Behind Ear Lobe
Can I ask my dr to perform partial parotidectmy undr local anesthe? Pleomor adenoma less than 2cm behind ear lobe. Scared abt general anesth
You can ask but:
You can ask but unlikely. I'd be more worried about surgeon losing concentration with awake patient. Tumor very very close to facial nerve. Risk of facial paralysis.
You are safer doing the procedure under general anesthesia than you are driving to the hospital for the procedure.
Best bet: Have the procedure done using the protocol that the surgeon is most comfortable with. ...Read more
Sebaceous cysts: Many people have these cysts, which develop in the earlobes and behind the ears. They are oily, containing sebum, and sometimes can get infected. If you're able to express and drain them on your own, I would not be too concerned. If you develop a large one or it becomes infected, then sometimes surgical removal is necessary. ...Read more
Lump on face near ear lobe, moves slightly, rash behind ear, hurts a bit when touched. Is this serious?
Reactive node: The lump is most likely a reactive lymph node that tends to enlarge from pea sized to bean sized when stimulated by such things as skin rashes/bug bites/viruses &the like. They usually stay enlarged while stimulated &recede when not. Takes 3-4 weeks to settle down. Your doc can confirm this. ...Read more
Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.
Hard immobile painful lymph node in back of head above hair line and another right behind ear lobe. Both are painful. Possible causes?
Small painless hard lump behind ear lobe on neck about 4wks. Came when earlobe was infected. Lobe ok now but lump still there and remains same size.
Lymph node: Most likely a lymph node which was inflamed initially, could be something else as well, like a lipoma, cyst etc plz make sure with your doctor. ...Read more
Tender lump in crease behind ear right where the lobe connects to cartilage. Is there a node there? Or more likely a cyst?
Sebaceous cyst: This is the most common lesion at that location. It may require surgical excision if it gets infected or enlarges. ...Read more
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?
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
Keep dry and clean:
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by secretions but if you are having drainage from a cyst that ruptured or a pierced ear that is oozing fluid, I'd say first off keep the area dry and clean. Soap and warm water, pat dry. If the area looks red, warm, and painful, it could be infected. In this case, it would be reasonable to get seen at a walk in clinic. Hope this helps ...Read more
I have a small, painful lump behind both ear lobes. They don't hurt outright, but they hurt to touch. Is this serious?
Hard to say: These could be lymph nodes or cysts or infected/clogged follicles or even something else. Since it's bilateral - as in on both sides - lymph nodes are more likely the culprit. To be sure you should seek an in person evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Hello Sir, I have a rock hard node 1/2 inch behind my left ear lobe. It will not move and it has been there a year. 3X/yr I am also getting cysts.
Evaluation: You will need an evaluation of this mass to see if it s also a cyst or something else. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Lump: Could be a parotid gland mass. See ENT ...Read more
Bump: Difficult to diagnose without taking a look at it. Consult your family doctor. ...Read more
I have a lump behind the lobe on my left ear, it hurts and is not on the surface of the skin. What could this be?
Sebaceous cyst: Sebaceous cysts are benign. The body of the cyst is filled with dead skin cells and oil from the skin’s oil glands. They can be manipulated with the fingers and moved beneath the skin. Sebaceous cysts are painless unless they have become infected or are pressing on a nerve. They can occur anywhere on the body where sebaceous glands are present, including the earlobes where they are not uncommon. ...Read more
I have a firm mobile mass just behind the ear lobe since 1.5 years with no systemic symptoms, size fluctuates n sometimes overlyin skin is warm n red
? sebaceous cyst?: You should have your PCP or a dermatologist look at this.... it may be a lymph node, or it may be a gland in the skin that gets inflamed and infected on and off (a sebaceous cyst). Your parotid gland is IN FRONT of your ear, so I doubt it is a problem with that. But having a doctor examine it is your best course of action. They will probably want to biopsy it or excise it. ...Read more
I've got like a red cut behind the ear lobe on top of the ear. It keeps making light yellow and a bit smelly crusts. What to do? Could it be serious?
I have been having pain behind my ear under the lobe on my neck/ shoulder area. What could it be?
Occipital neuralgia: The common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. Tenderness over the greater and lesser occipital nerves is common. During severe episodes, the pain may be felt in the retro-orbital and behind the ear. Although the attacks may be bilateral, one side usually predominates. Rec.:see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist. ...Read more
Lump directly behind left ear lobe. Itches and full of pus. Popped it 5 times, but is back the next day. Sometimes hard, sometimes squishy.
Cyst or lymph node: Either you have a lymph node or more likely an infected sebaceous cyst. Once it pops it will continue to pop. You can try warm compress and meticulous cleaning but it will recur soon or years later. Treatment for the cyst requires cutting it out. It can be done in the office. A general surgeon will have experience with this also plastics and ENT. ...Read more
Lump behind my right ear lobe, been there for around a month now. It has shrunken in size I'm pretty sure. I'm 17, Scared to visit the doctors, help!
Lymph node: Most likely. You have multiple little lymph nodes behind your ear down your neck, below your hairline, really all over your body. They sometimes get a little bigger when you get any kind of infection, cold, earache, sore throat. They can take awhile to go away, long after the cold is over. They become concerning when large, hard, red, painful etc. Sounds like yours is resolving. ...Read more
My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?
Likely infected: This could be a simple skin infection or an inflamed lymph node. In either case, an evaluation may be needed. In the short term you can apply moist heat to the area in the form of a heated compress several times a day. If it is a minor issue the body may heal itself. If it worsens it will need to be seen. ...Read more
I have pain behind the right ear lobe, under and below the jaw line. I made a quick head lift while sleeping. Now im in pain. What's wrong?
I have a lump under my ear lobe, behind/next to my jaw line and it's only on my left side, I did size up my gauges but it's only on my left side.?
See an ENT: Have this lump evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more
While I was laying down trying to sleep I made a fast head lift. Now there is pain behind my ear lobe, behind my jaw line and under it. What wrong?
I have this dry rash like things behind my ears and lobes down to the side of my neck just above my shoulders and my cheeks its itchy but its not red?
Need an Exam: Please go see your physician today. A rash that is spreading is not to be ignored. We do not offer treatment here on Health Tap. ...Read more
I have a bump behind my ear on the bone about the size of a small pea. It is not visible and can only be felt when pressing on it. Ear lobe feels hot?
Sebaceous cyst: The sebaceous cyst is a firm rubbery subcutaneous lesion that's freely movable to the skin and has a central open that if squeezed too hard a white thick smelly oil will express from the hole. Do not pick on the whole simply apply warm soapy compress as they open up on its own, if not surgical treatment maybe necessary to remove it. ...Read more