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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?
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?
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.?
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer