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Causes Of Lump On Ear Canal
Swelling in the ear canal. Small lump just inside the ear canal. What could this be? Should I be concerned?
Tender area behind left ear with slightly raised lump on the mastoid bone and dull earache with tenderness in ear canal. Is this dangerous/serious?
Mastoiditis: You need to be seen and examined, preferably by an ENT doctor. This could be very severe and dangerous and you should go asap. Good luck and hope this improves quickly. ...Read more
Usually not.: As you might imagine, the ear canal is somewhat protected from exposure. You are much more likely to have signs and symptoms of allergy in other locations first. Usually this is due to ear wax or retained water with maceration of the skin or by a skin disease such as seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more
For the last month my ear canal has been itching and hurting in the middle of the night, what causes this?
Seborrhea: Oftentimes can cause scale, redness or itch of the ears. ...Read more
Allergy or infection: do not mess with it some infection in ear canal could be serious it could be a small abscess from infected cyst it could be an infected hair follicles from scratching and using q tip aggressively could be a simple allergic reaction use a head par on the ear and take Benadryl see your doctor and he can help ...Read more
Too Ear-ly To Know: The sensory innervation of the ear canal is complex, so it's very unlikely that a nerve problem is causing your numbness.Also the fact that your symptom is"transient" is unusual.And it would be helpful to know if your numbness is a complete loss of feeling or some variant of that (tingling, decreased sensation, etc). Someone needs to look in there to see if something is stuck in there, or whatever ...Read more
Otitis externa: Have you been swimming recently? It might be a swimmer's ear (otitis externa) which is a local skin infection of the ear canal. It could also just be a skin infection formed by clogged pore, kind of like a small abscess. I would apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin to the area 3x/day. If it is not improving then you should see the doctor. ...Read more
Inclusion cyst: The discharge is keratin, which smells like that because of a high sulfur content. It will probably self-cure or a surgeon can remove it. ...Read more
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