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Allergic Reaction Ear Swelling
Ear swelling can have many sources. But description= larger. Firstly, are you referring to the inner or outer ear? Outer ear swelling could arise from trauma or a sebaceous cyst of the lobe or many other things. Inner ear swelling is harder to diagnose and treat and may have much more difficult symptoms. Viral or bacterial infections could be ...Read more
Varied reasons: It could be from allergies or an infection of the ear. It may be part of a more generalized allergic reaction which needs to be e slushed and treated. There can be an infected cyst of the ear lobe or a foreign body reaction to an eating or piercing. There is also a condition call chondrodermatitis where the cartilage is swollen and needs to. E treated with oral medications. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: If tender and red, occuring soon after piercing, it could represent infection: should be treated with antibiotics and perhaps will require removal of the earring. If late, nontender and firm, may be a keloid, which requires different sorts of treatment: excision, steroid injection, pressure, low dose radiation. ...Read more
What is swollen?: Need more information to answer this question appropriately. Is the swelling in the ear canal or in the external ear. Are there other symptoms? Have you had trauma to the area, been bitten by anything, are you allergic to some topical preparation, is is accompanied by redness, tenderness, and so on? Try an ice pack and if this doesn't work see your family doctor. ...Read more
Pain running up neck to underneath ear, swelling momentarily then disappearing after 5-6 seconds...
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. If the symptoms persist for more than two weeks, or get worse, see a doctor.
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First, diagnosis: Swelling of the outer ear can be allergic in origin. The most common disease that ENT doctors see that is associated with swelling of the ear is called external otitis. This is an inflammatory, usually painful, swelling of the ear canal skin. Sometimes, the ear canal is swollen shut and requires a wick into the ear canal so that the medication can get down the canal. Do not use q-tips. ...Read more
Depends: Ear swelling can have many sources. But description= larger. Firstly, are you referring to the inner or outer ear? Outer ear swelling could arise from trauma or a sebaceous cyst of the lobe or many other things. Inner ear swelling is harder to diagnose and treat and may have much more difficult symptoms. Viral or bacterial infections could be implicated. See an otorhinolaryngologist. ...Read more
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1. Pulling on the ear lobe may trigger pain that could represent an outer ear infection (otitis externa) which may require antibiotic/steriod drops and possibly, antibiotics by mouth.
3.If the ear is swollen, tender and bright red, it may also represent an uncommon condition called relapsing polychondritis (treatable).
4.A skin infection is possible (treatable). ...Read more
Your regular doc: Your regular primary care doc can help you figure out what's making your ear swell. ...Read more
Ear swelling: Piercing an ear, by itself, does not cause much swelling, usually just a mild, low grade inflammation. In persons with increased susceptibility to keloid formation (eg., some persons with darker skin), ear piercing can cause a keloid, which may look like a cauliflower growth. The term "cauliflower ear" usually refers to someone, like a boxer, who has had repetitive blunt trauma to the ear. ...Read more
Find a dentist: Neuromuscular dentist they shd be able to help. ...Read more
The ear swelling is on the inside. I can fit an earphone comfortably in my left ear but only get it halfway with my right. Could this be swimmers ear?
Possibly: If there is no discomfort and this is not a new symptom then it is likely not swimmer's ear. It could be something as simple as an earwax impaction. A physician's evaluation should easily make the diagnosis. ...Read more
My Daughter is experiencing ear swelling and ear tenderness to touch. She had her tragus pierced a week ago today.
See a doctor: She could be developing an infection of the ear called auricular perichondritis and if left untreated can cause permanent cosmetic deformity of the ear. She may need antibiotics ...Read more
I have throat Lymph nodes (below my left ear)swelling without any cold or throat infection. Is this normal?
May or may not be: If they are still swollen from some old infection, as sometimes lymph nodes stay enlarged after infection, one could argue whether or not this is "normal", but it might not mean there is a problem. If, however, the lymph nodes recently swelled up, then it sounds like there is some sort of infection, could be throat, sinuses, skin, blood, etc. See your doctor to examine you and evaluate what it is. ...Read more
I am experiencing ear itch, ear ache, burning hot sensation, ear swelling, ear peeling, swollen behind ear and side of jaw. Back of head headache.?
Needs to be checked: With all these symptoms in ear and jaw and pain in back of head. It is possible it is due to an infectious process somewhere in ear or jaw. I suggest you make an apt with your doctor and get it checked ...Read more
I might have walking phenomena. My symptoms are. Ear swelling. Ear ringing. Lower back pain. Stuffy nose. Burning of nose inside. Drainy nose. Bad headache. Muscle pain. Cheeks swollen?
Exam: With the variety of complaints you have, it would be best to have DR exam and get an accurate DX. ...Read more
My mom has allergic reaction having face swelling & running little fluid from head hairs pores due to usage of ciprofloxicin 500 mg. Kindly advice?
Hard swelling of mastoid no other symptoms. I have allergies and sinus problems sometimes. Also have seborrhea on scalp and in ears?
See ENT ASAP: Mastoiditis may develop in some people and can be a difficult condition to treat with surgery often needed. I presume however that you do know where the mastoid is located otherwise it may also be from an inflammation of the salivary gland or a tumor along the side of the face. ...Read more
What are the reasons for an adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy in 5 year old with allergies, fluid in ears, snoring, and 3 episodes of facial swelling?
To treat ear fluid: Tonsils are lymph nodes (ln) at back of throat and adenoids are ln above the tonsils at the back of nose near the eustachian tube (et) opening. The et runs from middle ear to back of nose and if blocked by large adenoids the et can't equalize air pressure in middle ear leading to fluid and infection in middle ear. Large adenoids can block nose causing snoring. Facial swelling probably unrelated. ...Read more
I have dust mite allergies and my right ear goes almost deaf is something swelling up or is it fluid buildup also it tends to happen after headphones?
Not from mites: House dust mite allergy may cause nasal congestion and inner ear issue but would not be linked to headphones. Get your ears checked to make sure that earwax is not the issue. I suspect that you have dry earwax which swells up from the sweating after wearing headphone. Let me know if my hunch is right. ...Read more
Female. 26 years. Outer ear (top connecting part) started hurting and swelling, has hard spot/bump. No cut, sting, food allergies/diet change. Help? Fixes?
Have it evaluated: Have this evaluated as soon as possible. While it may be a minor issue you want to rule out a condition known as relapsing polychondritis. ...Read more
I have a mild swelling in my left ear from sinus drainage and allergies. Is there a home remedy I can use to clear any bacteria from my ear canal?
Not related: The ears and sinuses are not directly connected and from your description, I cannot tell if the problem is from a bacterial infection or something else. It is best for you to get these checked out by your doctor. Once the diagnosis has been made, then you can decide on what kind of Rx may be best for you ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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