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What would cause a swelling right behind my right ear at the base of the ear?

What would cause a swelling right behind my right ear at the base of the ear?

Sebaceous cyst: That anatomical area is very common for sebaceous cyst. A sudden swelling may indicate infection. See your doctor for possible antibiotic treatment. Definitive treatment may require surgical excision of the entire cyst. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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How to significantly reduce the swelling in my ear fast?

How to significantly reduce the swelling in my ear fast?

Depends: In your ear or external ear? If from trauma or ear lobe cyst or infection, icing would help, but treating the source of the problem is the best and quickest route to recovery. If internal ear, think of viral or bacterial pathogen: your md can best diagnose these and appropriately treat. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I stop my ear swelling?

How can I stop my ear swelling?

Ear swelling: Was the ear injured? Is there bleeding under the skin? Did you have it pierced? Is there redness/pus/pain? Try cool compresses/ice temporarily. If bleeding or inflammation, see fp/ent to treat injury/infection. ...Read more

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I have swelling on the right side of my face from the top of my neck to my ear. I cannot move my neck without pain. ?

I have swelling on the right side of my face from the top of my neck to my ear. I cannot move my neck without pain. ?

Pain is a sign: your body is telling you there is something wrong. you need to see a doctor for this ASAP as the swelling is in an unusual area. it sounds like you may have a possible skin or soft tissue infection that is spreading. ...Read more

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The bug bite on my ear is swelling, what can I use?

The bug bite on my ear is swelling, what can I use?

Ear bug bite: Hello, it would depend how the bug bite looks. Is it inflamed and sore? If so, consider ice and an antibiotic ointment. Also tylenol (acetaminophen) may be helpful. If it is red, and itchy, consider an antihistamine and cortisone cream. See your doctor for a recommendation. ...Read more

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Why is my ear swelling after I peirced it and am now taking care of it?

Why is my ear swelling after I peirced it and am now taking care of it?

Infection: This could represent infection or allergic reaction. Piercing should be removed and area treated with oral antibiotics. See md for proper care before it becomes worse. ...Read more