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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Left Ear

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Infection is the cause of swollen left ear or right ear?

Infection is the cause of swollen left ear or right ear?

Can be rt or left: You can get infection in right or left ear, and there will be swlling of the ear lobe or ear canal in external ear infection
there are other conditions which can also cause swelling of external ear, so have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up and my left tonsil is swollen and my left ear and nostril are blocked possible causes?

I woke up and my left tonsil is swollen and my left ear and nostril are blocked possible causes?

See your PCP: Your ears, nose, and throat are connected, so a problem with one can mean a problem for another. The proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See your PCP for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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The inside of my left ear is hurting. Its swollen and has gotten red. It's also caused me to feel dizzy. I think its a spider bite but not sure, help?

The inside of my left ear is hurting. Its swollen and has gotten red. It's also caused me to feel dizzy. I think its a spider bite but not sure, help?

Infection?: You most likely have some type of localized infection such as otitis externa, or perhaps an insect bite. Cellulitis is usually more wide spread. Polychondritis can cause redness and pain, but it is a rare illness, so that seems unlikely. You may need antibiotics, so you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I suddenly have a lump on the side of my face. Can this be caused by head trauma? Hit on top of head, lump in front of left ear. Swollen Lymph-nodes?

I suddenly have a lump on the side of my face. Can this be caused by head trauma? Hit on top of head, lump in front of left ear. Swollen Lymph-nodes?

Any: Inflammation can cause swelling of the lymph nodes. Most likely the contusion to the head caused inflammatory reaction. Which lead to the swelling if the nodes. Keep an eye on the swelling. If things change. See your doctor ...Read more

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The inside of my left ear feels swollen but it doesn't hurt. What should I do?

The inside of my left ear feels swollen but it doesn't hurt. What should I do?

See your doctor: Have your doctor look at your ear to see what may be causing this. ...Read more

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The right back of my head and left ear are still swollen from a fist fight I got into 6 years ago. Should I be concerned?

Probably scarring: Swelling that far out from a fight is probably scar tissue that has built up from the trauma. If it is paingul or bothering you please see a doctor. ...Read more

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My neck hurts behind my left ear and is swollen a little. How do I make it go away?

My neck hurts behind my left ear and is swollen a little. How do I make it go away?

Wryneck: Probably it's wry neck just wait and it will go away. Very common. If does not go away in few days see your dr. ...Read more

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I woke up and my whole left cheek is severly swollen and in pain along with my left ear?

I woke up and my whole left cheek is severly swollen and in pain along with my left ear?

? Parotitis: You may have parotid gland inflammation or may be mumps if not immunized. Please see your doc. Ear ache can occur as referred pain when parotid gland can get involved. ...Read more

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My 4 y o son has a swollen gland behind his left ear, its hard and he says it hurts, what should I do?

My 4 y o son has a swollen gland behind his left ear, its hard and he says it hurts, what should I do?

See your doctor: The symptom of pain is a good reason to see your doctor. There might be an ear infection that needs treatment or it could be a viral illness. In any case, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was eating and all of a sudden my left ear felt presure under the ear and now it's swollen and I feel presure. Should I be conseirened?

I was eating and all of a sudden my left ear felt presure under the ear and now it's swollen and I feel presure. Should I be conseirened?

Ear pressure: What is swollen may either be the ear canal but especially as symptoms arose suddenly while chewing your jaw joint may be the issue. While ear disease is one consideration, jaw joint inflammation due to an acutely displaced disk may be your problem. Often, jaw rest, soft diet for a week or two with some Motrin resolves the jaw problem. If not, you need both the ear and jaw joint examined. ...Read more

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Six months ago I discovered a swollen node in the lower front of my left ear. It's painless and and seems to be fixed to the underlying tissue.?

Six months ago I discovered a swollen node in the lower front of my left ear. It's painless and and seems to be fixed to the underlying tissue.?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You may watch the node about every two weeks, if it doubles in size, additional nodes become enlarged, there is pain, fever or weight loss, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Left ear feels weird, and left tonsil feels swollen, need help?

Left ear feels weird, and left tonsil feels swollen, need help?

Eustachian tube: A small tube goes from the back of your nose to your ears. = eustachian tube. When nose is plugged, tube gets blocked & gives you painful pressure in your ear (s). If pain persists, ear can become infected. If you have persistent/worsening pain, especially with fever, you should see a doc.

Reduce your ear pain by treating allergies if y, drinking hot tea, gently blowing nose, maybe decongestant. ...Read more

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My lower jaw, behind the left ear, is swollen, and painful. What is it?

My lower jaw, behind the left ear, is swollen, and painful. What is it?

See doctor: Can be swollen gland or muscular. See your doctor to check the swelling to see where it is located and its cause. ...Read more

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Swollen node behind left ear. Doesn't move, non painful. Been there for months. Possibly 1 or 2 cm. I'm only 26, what could this mean?

Swollen node behind left ear. Doesn't move, non painful. Been there for months. Possibly 1 or 2 cm. I'm only 26, what could this mean?

Scalp issue: Lymph node behind the ear may get enlarged for issues affecting the scalp, including dandruff. Just check it about once a month or so, if it does not grow, become painful or ulcerated, you may leave it alone. ...Read more

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My left ear (Tragus) hurts badly when touched layed on or when I put headphones in. Not swollen and I can hear perfectly what's happening?

My left ear (Tragus) hurts badly when touched layed on or when I put headphones in. Not swollen and I can hear perfectly what's happening?

Infection?: You may have a slight cellulitis on the area possibly from head phones or scratching the area. Any infected piercing there? I would have it examined start warm soaks but see a doctor asap because you may need an antibiotic or drainage if its infected. IT would not affect your hearing at this stage ...Read more

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I just got my ears pierced a couple weeks ago and my left ear is swollen because it hurts when I touch it and it feels puffy. What should I do?

I just got my ears pierced a couple weeks ago and my left ear is swollen because it hurts when I touch it and it feels puffy. What should I do?

Need meds: The site may be infected or inflamed. You may need antibiotics or meds to help with swelling. See a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Been having a dull pain behind my left ear at the base of the skull. It is also swollen. Is this serious?

Been having a dull pain behind my left ear at the base of the skull. It is also swollen. Is this serious?

Mastoiditis?: It mat be an infection or inflammation of your mastoid area. Mastoiditis is the result of an infection that extends to the air cells of the skull behind the ear. The mastoid process is the portion of the temporal bone of the skull that is behind the ear which contains open, air-containing spaces. See a Dr. For an examination as treatment may be needed, such as antibiotics, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node behind my left ear. Very painful. It has been about 2 days. What could be causing it?

Swollen Gland: Swollen glands usually represent an infection. If you do not know where you are having an infection it may be time to be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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My friend has a raised hard bump behind her left ear at the top next to the hairline, its painful to touch and swollen.

Cyst: This is either a sebaceous cyst (epidermal inclusion cyst) or a trichilemmal cyst. There is a small chance of this being a lymph node, but if the overlying skin is red and it looks like it is coming to a head then it is the former. They are benign. Treatment when inflammed is a moist heat pack several times/ day and time. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland behind my left ear. It is hard and sometimes hurts real bad. My doc is not concerned should I be?

I have a swollen gland behind my left ear. It is hard and sometimes hurts real bad. My doc is not concerned should I be?

Perhaps: This sounds like you have or have had an infections that has caused this regional lymph node to react to the infection. Is there fever, redness, streaking, discharge? Often these will improve or go away with observation. Warm compresses along with Ibuprofen or acetamenophn may help. Often antibiotics may be needed to rid the underlying infeciton. Rarely they need incision. Get another opinion? ...Read more

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Under my left ear, near my jaw, is swollen, and It is very noticeable, but it is going down after about 10 minutes. Is this a serious?

Under my left ear, near my jaw, is swollen, and It is very noticeable, but it is going down after about 10 minutes. Is this a serious?

See PCP: Did/does this happen just as you start to eat? Anything seem to trigger it? It could be from lymph node (s) or the corner of the parotid saliva gland in this area. I suggest seeing an ENT, Oral surgeon, your dentist or your PCP to start with. ...Read more

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My lymph node behind my left ear is swollen & has been for about a year. I have a noninfected psoriasis patch also behind my left ear. What's wrong?

My lymph node behind my left ear is swollen & has been for about a year. I have a noninfected psoriasis patch also behind my left ear. What's wrong?

Maybe nothing: This is impossible to answer precisely without an examination. Have a doctor evaluate the node and determine if further testing needs to be done. ...Read more

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I left ear is muffled and the ear canal is red but clear of blockage, it is bothersome but not painful or swollen. What could be going on?

I left ear is muffled and the ear canal is red but clear of blockage, it is bothersome but not painful or swollen. What could be going on?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My left ear has been hurting for a while now. It's swollen and also my head has been hurting and I have random moments in where I get dizzy. Ideas?

My left ear has been hurting for a while now. It's swollen and also my head has been hurting and I have random moments in where I get dizzy. Ideas?

Possible infection: This might be an emergency. If you have had an ear infection and not had it diagnosed or treated, it may spread to your brain and cause meningitis or an abscess. Either might be fatal untreated. Dizziness can also be a result of an inner ear infection. See your doctor or go to an er as promptly as possible to establish whether these drastic possibilities are there or not. ...Read more