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Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more
Good question-: It really depends on the extent of infection. If there is no pus or the area of the earlobe that is infected is small, then antibiotics (e.g. Cephalexin, doxycycline, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole) can treat it. However, if the infection is expansive or there is abscess formation, then it may require surgical intervention to drain or remove the most infected part, along with antibiotic therapy. ...Read more
I have a bump on my earlobe and it hurts. The bump first appeared about a month or two ago when i had an allergic reaction to nickel.
I have a pinky size lump next to my left earlobe!! What could it be it doesn't hurt unless I rub it with my finger and its above the bone area?? Plz h
Lymph node: The description you provide makes it most likely that this is due to a lymph node. It is possible it's been there for quite some time and you've never noticed it before? OR, sometimes these grow due to current or recent infection. If it changes in size, texture, or you're still concerned, then you should see a doctor to have it examined further. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I developed two small lumps behind my right ear and now I have a huge lump in my right earlobe. I've had these lumps for a week, how can I get ride of them and what are the likely causes?
I have what I think is a cyst in the area close to the hole in my ear and the earlobe. What should I do? Let it go away by itself? It feels like a pea
To a surgeon...: Plastic or facial plastic. This is a pretty common procedure for most plastic surgeons. The edges have to be freshened and then repaired together, usually in the office with local anesthesia. Sutures are removed in about a week. After the earlobe is well healed, it can be repierced (i do this for the patients whose ears I have repaired.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Interesting: Paraspinal abscess is an infection of the area around the spinal cord. If the abscess compresses nerves, it can cause serious neurologic problems including paralysis. It can come from an area of adjacent infection or it can be seeded from a distant site via the bloodstream. This is usually a surgical emergency or it can be drained by ct guidance. Iv antibiotics. ...Read more
See below: An abcess is when bacteria invade deeper into the skin and create a pocket of infection that spreads into nearby tissue enlarging it. Antibiotics will not help. The treatment is having a doctor numb it up and open the top with a scalpel allowing the infectious pus inside drain out and removing any contents inside. This will relieve the abcess. ...Read more
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