Top
30
Doctor insights on: Boil Behind Ear Lobe

Share
1

1
Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.

Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil?  Seems to be just under skin surface.

Lymph node?: A lymph node resides in this area synonymous with mononucleosis (mono / kissing disease) If you are having other symptoms you need to be evaluated, and possibly for lymphoma given your age and other neck pains. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


2

2
Can I ask my dr to perform partial parotidectmy undr local anesthe?pleomor adenoma less than 2cm behind ear lobe.scared abt general anesth

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 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

3

3
What causes itchy white bumps behind ear lobes? I can pop them and the white stuff comes out.

What causes itchy white bumps behind ear lobes? I can pop them and the white stuff comes out.

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

4

4
Lump on face near ear lobe, moves slightly, rash behind ear, hurts a bit when touched. Is this serious?

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

5

5
Hard immobile painful lymph node in back of head above hair line and another right behind ear lobe. Both are painful. Possible causes?

Hard immobile painful lymph node in back of head above hair line and another right behind ear lobe. Both are painful. Possible causes?

Inflammation: Inflammation and or infection can cause painful lymph nodes. Should consult physician for possible antibiotic therapy. If further characterization of nodes necessary ultrasound is useful tool. ...Read more

6

6
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.

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

8

8
Tender lump in crease behind ear right where the lobe connects to cartilage. Is there a node there? Or more likely a cyst?

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

10

10
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?

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?

See a dermatologist: You may have an enlarged lymph node as reaction to an inflamed cyst. Antibiotic therapy may not be effective, drainage or removal of the cyst may be the best treatment. First get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

11

11
Symptoms include a large dark red boil in the ear, and there is a burning sensation at the back of the ear lobe when pressed. Diagnosis?

Symptoms include a large dark red boil in the ear, and there is a burning sensation at the back of the ear lobe when pressed.  Diagnosis?

Infected cyst: You have what sounds like an infected cyst. This could be related to a piercing if you have had that. At any rate you should have this scene and treated soon. ...Read more

12

12
What can I do for secretion behind my ear lobes?

What can I do for secretion behind my ear lobes?

Keep dry and clean: Hello
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

13

13
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

15

15
What is the huge pustule behind my ear lobe?

What is the huge pustule behind my ear lobe?

Cyst: It is likely an infected epidermal / sebaceous cyst and will require incision and drainage along with antibiotics. Please seek medical attention without further delay. ...Read more

18

18
What to do if I have a bump behind my ear at the bottom begind my ear lobe what could this be?

What to do if I have a bump behind my ear at the bottom begind my ear lobe what could this be?

Bump: Difficult to diagnose without taking a look at it. Consult your family doctor. ...Read more

19

19
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?

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

20

20
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

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

22

22
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

23

23
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.

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

25

25
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!

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 a while 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

26

26
My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?

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

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more