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Back Of Ear Swollen And Painful
Hi I have a painful pimple on my earlobe for about 5 days now my ears swollen it so painful any advice??
Use an: Anti pimple lotion at night and in the morning. It sounds painful, but should only be there for a short while. It will get better soon. Hang in there. ...Read more
While eating something spicy, I noticed on neck under earlobe was swollen. Ear hurts and when I eat the swelling goes back up?
Infected cartilage peircing? Wat 2 do? Pus comn out of back of ear. Whole top cartilage swollen. Is there pills for this so it clears up faster?
See a doctor: Immediately, this could be a very dangerous infection! ...Read more
Small pebble-like bump behind ear. Area around back of ear is hot, red and swollen. Sudden onset symp. Red, sore throat. No fever; no break in skin.?
Scalp itching. Painful in 2 areas. Itchy neck and vaginal itching. Underskin lump on earlobe & 3 spots on ear & swollen tragus on other ear. Noticed black dots on nails&small rash on chest. I'm iron deficient & also taking lansoprazole.
Dermatologist: Your cluster of symptoms points to a systemic disease condition. Recommend that you consult a dermatologist promptly. ...Read more
Painful spot behind ear and a tender swollem bump below the spot near earlobe. What is it? Its the right ear and been there since 3 days bump since 1
Reactive lymph node: You may have a small infection there with a reactive lymph node right below it. If this fails to resolve then see your dr. To make sure there is nothing suspicious that needs a biopsy. We can get infections at a hair follicle that may be causing the tenderness. Get it checked if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more
Small cyst in earlobe popped under skin. Earlobe has swollen, is slightly warm, but not too painful. Should I wait to see what happens?
NO: Most likely you have infected cyst, if you get it drained (I&D) you will get quicker relief from pain and less scar formation on your ear lobule, see your doctor also you may need Rx for antibiotics ...Read more
Have a large, swollen, painful, tender lump in left earlobe which is very hot to touch. Started off as a painless, pinheaded size lump. Help.
Probable infection: See your doctor now for treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cyst back of earlobe. Squeezed and seemed to burst under skin. Tender after that and seems a little swollen today, but could be from squeezing it.?
Of course: Even if no cyst, if you mash hard enough it will be bruised. ...Read more
Ruptured cyst: Most likely it is an epidermal cyst that has ruptured. The swelling and tenderness is the resulting inflammatory reaction, which is often mistaken for an infection. But like an infection, it needs to be drained to relieve the pressure and stop the pain. Epidermal cysts occur very commonly in earlobes; no one knows why. ...Read more
The past 3-4months had swollen nodes on the left side of body. Armpit, back of neck and underjaw. Below earlobe has a hard are like a bone under a node?
Needs Evaluation: Lymph node enlargement as you describe needs evaluation by a physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Infection vs cyst: Even pierced years ago, ears may develop infection. There may also have developed a small cyst that either IS the swelling or predisposes to infection. It was be appropriate to have this evaluated by medical professional. ...Read more
My earlobe is kind of swollen and firm to the touch. It seems as though there's a lump inside it. I don't have my ears pierced; I'm just concerned.?
My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
My gland is swollen right where my jaw and neck meet, right under my earlobe. My ears have also been swelling. What is going on?
The parotid glands are the saliva-producing glands.
Parotitis is an inflammation of one or both parotid glands. There are a number of causes including infection (both bacterial and viral), autoimmune (sjogren syndrome), obstructing stone or other causes of blockage, as well as sarcoidosis among many other less common causes. You need to see your physician. ...Read more
I have a swollen, red hard bump on the cartilage/earlobe area of my ear. I would say it is about the size of two peas. Appeared today, no head to it.
Ear papule: Could try warm soaks and topical bacitacin x 12 hours, if not improving or getting worse go to ENT or ER as may need lancing, antibiotics and if on ccatilage a pressure dressing ...Read more
My right ear lobe is a little red and swollen and there is a white/yellow crust by my earring hole? What is wrong with my earlobe?
Assess for Infection: 17 yr old; redness, swelling, yellow crust at earring hole. This can be due to infection or a reaction to metal in earrings. There is no mention of pain which is an indicator of infection. If pain is present & other symptoms are worsening, infection is probable & you should see your doctor. Otherwise do not wear earrings x 3-4 days, cleanse area with soap/water, change to hypoallergenic earrings. ...Read more
Swollen lymph below my earlobe bcoz of a pimple behind my ear? I'm taking azythromycin 500 mg twice a day since 4 days. How long it takes to be normal?
Longtime: Even after taking antibiotics it can take a long time for the lymph node to go down. ...Read more
Why is my right earlobe much more red and swollen then my left one after piercing it? I recently got my ears pierced and I've cleaned them with hydrogen peroxide by wetting a cotton ball with it and keeping it over the entry for 30 seconds.
You: You may have an infection in the earlobe that is red and swollen. If the ear lobe is tender or their is drainage, it continues to swell, than recommend that you be evaluated by a physician. Take care. ...Read more
Having ear fullness. Also feels like lymph node behind my earlobe next to jaw is swollen. Ear infection?
Ear: Could be wax, infection or jaw joint related. See your doctor or an ENT to check it out. ...Read more
I have extremely itchy ears, that spread to neck & face. I have a swollen gland/lump beside the jaw bone (right under my earlobe). What can this be?
Possible allergy: If you wear earrings and have this rash you may be allergic to the nickel in the earrings. See a dermatologist or your general doctor who can prescribe a cortisone cream and stop wearing the earrings till the rash has gone away. You may want to go have patch testing done at a dermatologist office to see if you are allergic to nickel. There are earrings made of titanium is rare to be allergic to. ...Read more
I've been having on and off pain right under my earlobe since the past 2 years. No dental problems or any lumps. No swollen glands, no ear infection.
Nerve pain: You could have an irritated or inflamed nerve in the face / jaw area that causes pain just under the earlobe. Another possibility is TMJ which is inflammation in the jaw joint - it can cause pain in the ear as well. It is also possible that you have something wrong in the right side of your throat that is referring pain to the area under your ealobe. See an ENT specialist for workup. ...Read more
Earlobe by earing hole swollen leaking yelllo pus down the side of my neck lumps on neck by earing hole now area has turned a little dark an itching?
Infection?: May need antibiotics or antiviral meds. This should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more
I noticed that my right earlobe was red and swollen and it feels like there is a round hard thing inside it and I'm not sure what it is. Thx for help?
Earlobe: It is most likely an irritated cyst. You should see your dermatologist if it does not resolve. ...Read more
I woke up this morning and my left earlobe was swollen and it has a small round bump inside... I don't know what to do. It really hurts and it's grown?
Sounds like: An infection. Show it to your doctor, because you might need to take antibiotics or even undergo surgical drainage. ...Read more
My earlobe is red, swollen and bumpy with a burning, itchy feeling. Do you know what it could be?
My earlobe is itchy, red, a little swollen (with minor bumps) and flaky (as if very dry) for several days. What can I do?
Right bottom earlobe has Been itchy since I was a my dad's a few days ago now 2 days later it is swollen hot to touch, itchy and little bumps?
Infected?: Sounds like it might have gotten irritated and then a skin infection. Suggest wash it with hydrogen peroxide to clear off dead skin. Then put topical antibiotic ointment on it a couple of times a day and see if quiets down in 2-3 days. If not, see your Dr or Urgent Care for check. ...Read more
My earlobe has been swollen & have been hurting since saturday & it's monday so, today I squeezed it & yellow liquid came out then, clear what is it?
My earlobe is swollen and it's not my earring, but there is a scab near my earring and yesterday it was just blood that came out, now pus and blood?
See doctor: You have an infection in your ear and you will need antibiotics. Please see your doctor as soon as possible or go to ...Read more
Hi, it seems like I got an infection in my earlobe (probably from earrings). It’s swollen, red and hurts. My lymph glands are also enlarged?
Better get seen: As you may very well need antibiotics, good luck ...Read more
I have a swollen lymph below my right earlobe which is tender and pains. What shud I do to get rid if it? Its really uncomfortable.
Needs to be seen: Have your swollen area be looked at by a doctor. Most of the time, in a case of a skin disorder or lesion, doctors recommend an exam to determine what type of lesion you have. It is good to know exact location, size, color, texture, associated symptoms, previous similar history, possible trauma to same area, family history of skin disorder. ...Read more
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