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Inflammation Behind The Ear
Probably mastoid: Probably air cells in the bone of your skull that should be there. If it has increased in size or is tender see ENT doctor ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Outer ear auricle: At one time in our development, the outer ear used to be as big as an elephant's auricle. Only kidding. The purpose of all of the structures of the outer ear are to funnel sound waves down the canal towards the eardrum. A equally good question is why do we have ear wax to clutter the entire system up? ...Read more
Yes: If the swelling of the external ear canal from an outer ear infection is severe enough you can get a temporary hearing loss which can accentuate ringing in the ears. The ringing of the ears should be evaluated if the ringing persists once the outer ear infection has resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Possibly: You might have some type of infection. Please see your doctor about this. Good luck. ...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?
The outer part of my ear and behind my ear and going down my neck hurt. No pain in the ear. Hurts to touch behind the ear.?
Does the antibiotic ear ointments that residue in the external ear canal can cause ringing in the ears (tinnitus)?
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
Mastoiditis: The mastoid is a sinus in the skull composed of a series of tiny ear spaces created by a plexus of bony dividers. It is connected to the middle ear by a tube called the aditus ad antrum mastoideum and can convey microorganisms from the middle ear to the mastoid. Without seeing your MRI difficult to know what you have, but see an ENT doctor soon. ...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
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer