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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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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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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

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Huge painful cyst on ear lobe. Tried popping with a sterilized pin and it bleeds but doesn't seem to drain. It's uncomfortable what should I do?

Huge painful cyst on ear lobe. Tried popping with a sterilized pin and it bleeds but doesn't seem to drain. It's uncomfortable what should I do?

Cyst: This may not contain liquid matter or pus, and may be a simple inclusion cyst, and you shouldn't try draining it. Have a physician or general surgeon evaluate it for diagnosis and treatment(if needed). ...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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Painless Pimple/cyst in ear canal, busted. How should I proceed with cleaning out pus-afraid to clean with qtip due to pushing the infection deeper?

Painless Pimple/cyst in ear canal, busted. How should I proceed with cleaning out pus-afraid to clean with qtip due to pushing the infection deeper?

Allow drainage: To encourage spontaneous drainage of an abscess, warm moist compresses can by applied with gentle pressure. Squeezing or pressing on the site should be avoided. If possible, keeping the site moist by applying antibacterial ointment will help prevent crusting over, which prevents drainage (usually key in healing). ...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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I have a cyst in my ear. Can i pop it on my own?

I have a cyst in my ear. Can i pop it on my own?

Don't pop a cyst: If you have a liquid "bump" over your outer ear, the danger is that you might cause an infection of the cartilage which is serious and hard to treat. Best to leave these alone. Once you open this, infection enters, infects the cartilage and deforms the outer ear. ...Read more

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

Can a sebacous cyst behind ur ear cause a 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