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Ear Helix Pain Lump
Right ear infection 8/25.On antibiotic since.Have slight ear pain and headache.loud ringing/muffled sound. Pain behind eyes. Left ear craclking.
Left ear pain and clogged sensation, pain/drum pops when burping, jaw pain near left ear and congestion. internist saw no ear infection. Ideas? Help!
Probable node: Could be a lymph node or salivary gland tumor pushing the ear forward. If there is fever, tenderness pain and swelling behind the ear, hearing loss, ear drainage i would be concerned about infection in the mastoid bone which needs urgent assessment. If these latter symptoms then needs urgent attention. If not and the bump persists>2-3 weeks then see ent. ...Read more
Ear pain/fullness vertigo.small pea size bump behind ear not painful. Infection? Allergies? What is this?
Allergies: You may have allergies.The mucus produced has gone into your middle ear giving you fullness and vertigo as well as pain.theseelling about yourear represents a small reactive lymph node. Try taking antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) Allegra orxyrtec ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having ear fullness. Also feels like lymph node behind my earlobe next to jaw is swollen. Ear infection?
Infection: An abscessed tooth is a badly infected tooth. Infection may be spreading to, and causing swelling of, lymph nodes. The best way to rx this problem is to eliminate the abscess through root canal rx (preferable) or extraction. Please see your dentist now before infection spreads farther. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stiff, painful neck left side. Earache, sore throat, swollen bumps in my hairline behind left ear. Feels like mosquito bites.
Pharyngitis & otitis: Please monitor your temperature & can you send a photo of hairline "swollen bumps." Are these bumps itchy. ...Read more
Likely infection: There are a number of conditions which cause lymph node enlargement, with infection being the most common cause. Behind the ear nodes can come from the ear, the skin, teeth and possibly sinuses. Take some Ibuprofen (if it's safe for you) and if the node persists, seeks care. ...Read more
Been feeling like fluid in ears, throbbing pain too mostly right ear. Pain under right ear & RHS neck throbbing pain on right lymph node.
Painful ears: The symptoms you descrube warrant a visit to your dpctor or an urgebt care visit today if you cannot wait for an appointment. ...Read more
Mastoiditis: Pain behind the ear associated with ear infections can be due to an inflamed lymph node. A more concerning scenario is mastoiditis, an infection of a bony part of the skull. This is usually accompanied by fever, tenderness and displacement of the pinna (pushed forward) and requires immediate medical intervention. ...Read more
Tender area behind left ear with slightly raised lump on the mastoid bone and dull earache with tenderness in ear canal. Is this dangerous/serious?
Mastoiditis: You need to be seen and examined, preferably by an ENT doctor. This could be very severe and dangerous and you should go asap. Good luck and hope this improves quickly. ...Read more
I am experiencing ear itch, ear ache, burning hot sensation, ear swelling, ear peeling, swollen behind ear and side of jaw. Back of head headache.
Needs to be checked: With all these symptoms in ear and jaw and pain in back of head.It is possible it is due to an infectious process somewhere in ear or jaw.I suggest you make an apt with your doctor and get it checked ...Read more
Postauricular crease inflated/swollen Ear pushed outward—Inflamed pimple in ear for 4 days—What causes the soft inflated feeling behind ear?infected?
I have a small painless bony lump above each of my ears( on top of root of helix) , may I know what is that? Just bones or something else?
If it's: symmetrical (equal or almost equal both sides) chances are its your skull! (Phrenology i the study of such bumps which used to me a form of medical diagnosis) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Hi for a week and a half I have had a pain in my anti helix feels like a bruise. But i noticed a small lump has no head on it. What could it be?
I have a bump underneath the helix of my right ear. I do not have a piercing, so I'm not sure what this bump is.
Right ear bump: Please set up an appointment with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist! ...Read more
I have a bump in the leg of my helix in my ear I can’t see it but when I push the outer of my ear where it is it hurts and it bleeds sometimes ???
Bump on ear: Not being able to see the exact location of the bump and how the lesion looks, it is difficult to give a precise assessment. I would have you medical provider examine your ear especially since the bump hurts and bleeds at times ...Read more
Root of helix on ear itches from time to time nd when pressed on/itched a liquid comes out. Has been happenin since i was little. What is this?
Injury or infection: Have you injured it? If so, blood can accumulate under the skin and cause permanent swelling/deformity (cauliflower ear). It needs to be seen right away and sometimes drained. If not, it may be infected. Do you have ear canal drainage or pain? Ear canal infections can contribute. Did you sleep on it in an uncomfortable way? Lots of questions, I know, but it might be good to see a doctor. ...Read more
I got my ear pierced back in may 2016. Its a helix piercing.. Its been pretty fine since But the ear seems to swell a little bit. ?
Dry skin or shampoo on ear in concave of helix. Rubbed area harshly 1 day ago. Have area of tiny broken capillaries on top of helix. Will they fade?
Yes,they will: fade with time.Get a more detailed answer ›
Older sister flicked top part of my ear (helix) hurt a little when she did it, which is now soft and a bit red, will there be any hearing/ear damage?
Injury to the helix will not cause hearing loss. If the site of injury develops a lump or ulcerates, it would be prudent to see a doctor, in case it got infected and needs to be treated with antibiotics.
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Feeling itching in my inner side of helix in the ear.. And if i rub it there is secretion of some kind of transperent liquid.. What could be reason?
I have what you would call spock ear. Where there isn't a fold in the helix part of the ear. Please give me advice. Surgeons i've been 2cant fix it?
Spock Ear: A spock ear (or stahl's ear) has an extra fold going backwards to a point a little like the star trek character. A board certified plastic surgeon may be able to reshape the ear, but it will depend on the specifics of the deformity. For newborns, molding can help in the first few days after birth. After that, only cosmetic surgery can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strange waxy build up - not in my ear canal, but in the flap (where the helix folds in). Usually dry , sometimes moist, ALWAYS painful to remove?
Dermatitis: It's best that you see your Family Doc or Dermatologist for evaluation. Or ask for video Virtual Consult w/HealthTap doc who can see what you're referring to. Common causes that might explain your post are eczema (sensitive skin) & psoriasis. Or perhaps you have an untreated infection. Regardless, see your doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
The underside of the helix of both my right and left ears are sore, red, and are oozing clear liquid that eventually crusts over, what might this be?
Need exam: Your answer will be after an exam ...Read more
I have a bug bite on my ear (helix) I guess ,, It hurts when I touch it with a little force , how can i get rid of it?
Why is my left ear suddenly red, hot, and burning? redness is mostly on scalpa, helix, and anthelix. not so much on lobe
Possibly flushing: This could simply be flushing, or blushing, some people seem to do this more in their ears. If it is painful for a while, you could be showing signs of relapsing polychondritis. This sometimes shows up in the throat as well. Different areas of cartilage can become inflamed for no apparent reason in this disease. If this is happening, see an ENT or a rheumatologist ...Read more
Several days ago i burned the helix of my ear with a hair straightening iron, now I am experiencing shooting pains through the cartilage of my ear?
After getting my helix pierced, I have been nauseous, lightbeaded and off balance for a year. Does this sound like Perichondritis or ear infection?
No it is not: no it is not perichondritis. it could be an ear problem though. the nausea, the dizziness, could be related to the inner ear, but to last for a year must be something psychosomatic. it is not normal for anybody to have nausea, and dizziness for a year. see a doctor , preferably ENT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer