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The cyst behind ear has swelled up to the size of a grape, and it's causing me some pain?

The cyst behind ear has swelled up to the size of a grape, and it's causing me some pain?

Infected cyst: An infected sebaceous cyst is common behind the ear. You may need it drained (& possible culture). Antibiotics may also be helpful. It is best to get seen. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Does amoxicillin with clavulanic acid cure sabaceous cyst behind ear? Iv been prescribed by my doc. Clavam 625 twice a day for 3 days.

Does amoxicillin with clavulanic acid cure sabaceous cyst behind ear? Iv been prescribed by my doc. Clavam 625 twice a day for 3 days.

Maybe: The antibiotic will only be effective if there is infection. Cysts are usually drained and antibiotics are reserved for a subsequent infection, should one develop. ...Read more

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My gp prescribed me antibios for abscess/sebaceous cyst behind ear now I have a large boil like lump on neck. What does this mean?

My gp prescribed me antibios for abscess/sebaceous cyst behind ear now I have a large boil like lump on neck. What does this mean?

See a dermatologist: You may have an enlarged lymph node as reaction to an inflamed cyst. Antibiotic therapy may not be effective, drainage or removal of the cyst may be the best treatment. First get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes smelly cysts behind ears and what can I do to make them go away?

What causes smelly cysts behind ears and what can I do to make them go away?

Oil secreted glands: Oil secreted by sebaceous glands is the cause of cysts behind the ear lobes. And if these get infected they start smelling.When cysts are small you can try home trestment. Placd a heating pad on the directly on the cyst or you can melt the wax and drop it directly on the cyst and it will melt the cyst.If the cyst is big it will need surgical excision. Never try to pop the cysts and do not apply oil. ...Read more

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Can a sebacous cyst behind ur ear cause an off balance feeling?

Can a sebacous cyst behind ur ear cause an off balance feeling?

No: What you assume to be sebaceous cyst may not be so. To answer your question, a sebaceous cyst would not affect the balance. If you have balance issues, please see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Can ur bone behind ur right ear be larger the bone behind the left? Is this normal? I do have a small pea size cyst behind right ear.

Can ur bone behind ur right ear be larger the bone behind the left? Is this normal? I do have a small pea size cyst behind right ear.

Mastoid bone: The bone behind that ear is the mastoid bone. It commonly has many air cells that communicate with the middle ear. If there is no redness, pain or tenderness to the touch and you ear drum and hearing are normal, it is possible that there may an asymmetry of the size of the mastoid bone. See an ENT doctor is you are concerned. ...Read more

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I seem to have burst a cyst behind my ear. It was just a small bump but exploded under skin with what is now a rather large mass and very red and pain?

I seem to have burst a cyst behind my ear. It was just a small bump but exploded under skin with what is now a rather large mass and very red and pain?

Large mass: Without delay, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They will help you as much as possible but might also need to discuss your problem with an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor.

Hope all goes well — please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I have a cyst right behind my ear and it's infected, I do not have insurance to get it taken care of. What can I do?

I have a cyst right behind my ear and it's infected, I do not have insurance to get it taken care of. What can I do?

Cheaper office care: Many surgeons can provide care in their office and you might find an urgent care that can manage this for less. It sounds like the cyst will need to be drained and this can be done with local anesthesia. It will be significantly less expensive to have this drained in an office versus the emergency room. Have you looked into insurance through your parents' plan or through your state's exchange? ...Read more

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How do I know if it's a cyst or pimple behind my ear?

How do I know if it's a cyst or pimple behind my ear?

Pimple/Cyst: A pimple is usually inflamed, red and painful and has a relatively superficial covering and will drain pus with warm compresses. A cyst is usually contained in a shell like container and is sore but only red if infected. It often requires excision and drains sebaceous like material. The shell requires removal to prevent it from reforming. You can find pictures on a dermatology site. All the best. ...Read more

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Small lump behind ear. Hard, not painful. Dr looked and said a cyst. Should i b worried? Hasn't gotten bigger or anything.

Small lump behind ear. Hard, not painful. Dr looked and said a cyst. Should i b worried? Hasn't gotten bigger or anything.

Sebaceous Cyst: Sounds like a sebaceous cyst. These are very common and of no cause to worry. Generally they do not require medical treatment unless they become unsightly, painful or infected. Treatment options include surgical excision. ...Read more

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Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.

Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil?  Seems to be just under skin surface.

Lymph node?: A lymph node resides in this area synonymous with mononucleosis (mono / kissing disease) If you are having other symptoms you need to be evaluated, and possibly for lymphoma given your age and other neck pains. ...Read more

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Tender lump in crease behind ear right where the lobe connects to cartilage. Is there a node there? Or more likely a cyst?

Tender lump in crease behind ear right where the lobe connects to cartilage. Is there a node there? Or more likely a cyst?

Sebaceous cyst: This is the most common lesion at that location. It may require surgical excision if it gets infected or enlarges. ...Read more

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Cysts in hair, lower jaw, behind ear, over top of eye, nose bridge, both underarms, waist line, groin, around anal area would be diagnosed as?

Cysts in hair, lower jaw, behind ear, over top of eye, nose bridge, both underarms, waist line, groin, around anal area would be diagnosed as?

Warts: Human papilloma virus causes papillomas that can spread in the body. If you have so many you should see your primary care and check your immune system and an HIV test. ...Read more

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When should I get my cyst removed? It is behind my ear but its recently gotten a lot itchier

When should I get my cyst removed? It is behind my ear but its recently gotten a lot itchier

Cyst Removal: When it is bothering you either cosmetically or otherwise. Also, if it is recurrently getting infected. Discuss it with your doctor and decide together what is best, ...Read more

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I have a lump behind my ear, it soft and itchy is it a cyst?

I have a lump behind my ear, it soft and itchy is it a cyst?

A Cyst or Not A Cyst: The skin may respond in many ways. For example, in response to friction an acute response may be a blister, whereas a chronic response may be a callous. Depending on the insult, one layer may respond and not another. Even the glands may respond differently. A cyst can form from a blocked pore of foreign body. Without the benefit of an exam, it's impossible to differentiate what you've felt. ...Read more

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