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Causes Of Swollen Left Ear
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
I think I have a swollen gland below my left ear lobe, right next to the top of my jaw. My ear burns also. Hurts to look up/down. How to treat? Cause?
Inflammation: Infection or more. This is something deep, affecting your ear and eye. This cannot wait, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
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
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?
See your doctor: Have your doctor look at your ear to see what may be causing this. ...Read more
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
Ear pain: Sounds like infection. Need to see healthcare provider and have this checked out. Good Luck ...Read more
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
My 4 y o son has a swollen gland behind his left ear, its hard and he says it hurts, what should I do?
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
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.?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
I have a throbbing pain on the bacl left side of my head right behind my left ear. Its kind of swollen as well.
ENT doc: Hard to say without evaluation. See an ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
Her face is swollen on the left side just beside her left ear and it seems it's also a bit tender because she was holding it this morning and complained when I touch her there while washing her face.?
Hi, I noticed my lymph node under my left ear is quite swollen and painful. Moving up to front of ear. Should I be concerned?
See doctor: If the node is painful, see a doctor. It may need to be operated on. ...Read more
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
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
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