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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Lump behind ear, numbness in neck. Is it from an ear infection? I don't get ear infections.

Lump behind ear, numbness in neck. Is it from an ear infection? I don't get ear infections.

See physician: Lump behind ear with numbness in neck is unlikely from ear infection without a history of previous ear infection. Should have this examined in near future. ...Read more

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Ear pain/fullness vertigo.small pea size bump behind ear not painful. Infection? Allergies? What is this?

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 more

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Pimple in ear for 3 days. Poked it today w/ QTips(bad)didnt pop, and hot comp'd it. Now ear slightly pushed out/skin behind is soft/tender. Mastoid??

Pimple in ear for 3 days. Poked it today w/ QTips(bad)didnt pop, and hot comp'd it. Now ear slightly pushed out/skin behind is soft/tender. Mastoid??

Lymph adenopathy: Hello. Sounds like your immune system is responding to infection. You have lymph nodes behind the ear. Try using a triple antibiotic ointment on the "pimple." Take an anti-inflammatory medicine for pain. Use warm compress behind the ear. If no improvement or if headache, neck pain, or fever develop, see your doctor right away or go to an urgent care for treatment. ...Read more

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Does cotton ball in the ear help ear infection?

Does cotton ball in the ear help ear infection?

No: This will actually help trap moisture and provide a better growth medium for a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Will TMJ cause ear infection my jaw ear & around my eye hurts extremely my fiancé took a look in my ear & swollen to were the wax can't come out/clean?

Will TMJ cause ear infection my jaw ear & around my eye hurts extremely my fiancé took a look in my ear & swollen to were the wax can't come out/clean?

TMJ Problems: Problems with your TMJ are not bacterial in nature.. there are no microorganisms involved. I suggest you have your ear wax cleaned out by a physician and if your problem persists have your dentist determine what treatment if any is needed for your TMJ problem. All the best... ...Read more

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Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. What to do ?

Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. What to do ?

Abscess: These require the assistance of a doctor. It might be simple and time will heal but if not the infection can spread to the bone and ear structures and explode into you brain. Go to get help! now! ...Read more

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I had distorted hearing in one of my ears, ear ache, occasionally itchy, and drainage into my nose. Is it possible it's an ear infection?

I had distorted hearing in one of my ears, ear ache, occasionally itchy, and drainage into my nose. Is it possible it's an ear infection?

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing you and examining you it is impossible to say what is going on. It is certainly possible that you have an ear infection, but in addition to an exam would need a full history before being able to make a diagnosis. Go and be seen. ...Read more