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Lump On Neck Ear Piercing Infection
I have an earlobe infection in my right ear piercing, could that cause my right lypmh node on my neck to swell?
Skin & lymph nodes: Yes, a skin infection can cause swelling in a lymph node nearby. When infection happens on the skin, certain immune system cells go from the skin to nearby lymph nodes to recruit more immune system cells to fight the infection. Since the lymph node is busy making more cells to fight infection, it gets bigger and can sometimes even be tender to touch. It will go down after infection is resolved. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Piercing infection: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more
Several things: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Piercing infection: Check for signs of infection to include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping the piercing in place (if removed – the drainage tract will close up). Call your physician for medical evaluation. ...Read more
Use correct cleaning: Techniques. New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. ...Read more
Our baby is to have a hindu ear piercing ceremony when she turns 1 with a 22k gold needle. Is it safe should it be sterilized? Any infections to worry
Is it possible to have systematic infection from new ear piercing without localized infection symptoms at piercing site?
Would be: This would be very unusual.Get a more detailed answer ›
I recently got my ears pierced and now they are a bit red and there are lots of tiny spots all around my ear piercing. Do I have an infection?
Certainly that: Would be a common complication of piercing. Get it checked out. ...Read more
Is my ear infection and what should I do? I had my 2 ear piercing done like a week ago and had to change the earing on the third day because it was getting a infection from stainless steel earring and I changed them to 14k gold but now it seems to be inf
It may be infected: Suggest you see your otolaryngologist you may need antibiotics. ...Read more
Cyst or scar?: Lumps can represent any number of things. The common cause can be a cyst or a scar as a result of the ear piercing. See your doctor. ...Read more
Anything!: Excess scar tissue is a possibility. Could be a benign intradermal cyst. If it does go away, or begins causing pain, time to see your doctor! ...Read more
I have a lump right where my ear piercing is located. I've hate for awhile and it is painless but bothersome. How ca it be removed?
My ear has a red lump beside the ear piercing which is itchy and a bit painful, however there is no bleeding or pus so I don't know if its infected.?
Sounds infected: Go and have this looked at before it becomes more severe. ...Read more
See Head & Neck doc.: Possible lymph node vs. Parotid gland mass other rare cause. Enlarged nodes from 1) normal response to inflammation 2) lymph node cancer 3) regional cancer moved to lymph node 4) weird infections. Parotid masses usuallu require surgery but 80% are benign. If this has been present for more than a few weeks please see a doc experienced in head and neck disease. Usually a Plastic Surgeon or ENT. ...Read more
Found sudden hard lump on neck yesterday. Near back of neck. Don't smoke, don't drink. It isn't painful. Is it pinched nerve? No infection. I worry.
I have a lump on neck. Appeared 10 days ago and is growing I noticed a sm, lump on r- side of neck 10 days ago. 3 inches down 2 inches to r- of ear. Now it is 1, 1/2 inch round and sticks out 1/2 inch min. Does not hurt much cancer in family, dr looked an
Hello.: Hello. Cannot make a diagnosis through this venue. Although there can be swollen lymph nodes in that area; 1.5 inches in diameter would be much larger than expected. If it was a fatty tumor, would not expect it to have noticeable growth over ten days. If it is red, hot and tender, it could be an infected cyst. I agree with the doctor who examined you. If it becomes painful, red, hot, more swollen or there is swelling or heat in the surrounding area or you get an associated fever than you need to get it rechecked. ...Read more
My 5 y/o has a super ball sized, hard, painful, lump on neck near chin. Does the pain suggest that this is probably an infection?
Possible cyst: It could be an infection if it is hot and red. If not then it could be a thyroglossal duct cyst. See your doc. ...Read more
Have soft lump on neck near spine, ringing in ears, fatigue, tightness on neck and occasional headaches?
Lump: Size? Duration? Did it appear at same to e as other symptoms? Important that you see your Physician for examination and applicable diagnostic procedures. ...Read more
My 4 year old has a lump on neck behind ear it is a blackish blue color. Her doctor does not know what it is sending her to dermatoligst. It has grown?
First thought benign: My first thought on this description is a benign blue nevus, an distinctive round to oval spot that firm, grey blue to blue black & can occur anywhere on the body. They usually have a well defined border & appear gradually in a patient. It could be something else & the dermatologist can decide if special tests are needed to decide what it is. ...Read more
I feel a grape sized lump on neck under my ear next to my jawbone. Hard, fixed, for many years. Have lump at the same spot on other side but smaller?
Surgeon or Derm.: Ask your dentist or primary care physician. Give them more details on the history of the mass (es) and any symptoms associated with them. They will probably send you to an oral surgeon or dermatologist depending on their clinical findings. It's good that it hasn't changed much (usually that suggests it's benign). Could be a number of different things. ...Read more
3yr old daughter has lump on neck behind ear more close to hair line was red but redness has slimmed family member said could be built up ear wax?
Hard slightly painful lump on neck behind ear, looks all over blue/ dark purple colour. Had for 2 weeks and had nose bleeds for the last 5 days too.
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?
V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of. On amtrymitline for headaches. Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?
Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.
Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more
Painful sore throat, irritated ears, lump on neck, stiff neck, and fatigue. This is not a normal sore throat. No fever or cold like symptoms?
Iv a lump under my right ear. It feels like fluid. What could this be? I also have an ear infection. This lump came out yesterday. It's on my neck
Lump under ear: It is possible that this is a swollen lymph node. Cyst is also a possible cause. ...Read more
The past 2 days, I have 2 lumps behind my right ear & severe neck pain. I went to dr. & said it was swollen nodes possible infection. Is this normal?
Not Normal: Swollen neck nodes is common and often is from infection. Can be bacterial (like strep throat) or viral (like "mono"). Other more serious problems should be considered if it doesn't get better. This could include hodgkins disease or non-hodgkins lymphoma and would require a biopsy for diagnosis. Other blood tests can help. ...Read more
Painless lump on side of neck with no other obvious infection (cold, flu, ear). Doc says it's nothing and won't run any tests. Advice?
Lymphadenopathy: This may be an enlarged lymph node, and the characteristics appreciated by your doctor have convinced them that it is nothing of concern. The major test they could run would be to biopsy and this is both risky and expensive. If you don't trust their opinion suggest you see another provider. Good luck. ...Read more
Painless lump on side of neck w no obvious infection (cold/flu/ear)a month ago doc said its nothing/won’t run any tests. Its still there...Next steps?
Ent specialist: Any neck hat doesn't recede or disappear after a month should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist who will decide if it should be biopsied. ...Read more
I have a muffled left ear with pain on the inside, down my neck and jaw line. I cannot feel anything swollen in any of these areas, no redness or any lumps. Could this be an ear infection?
Yes: Please see your GP who might prescribe you antibiotics ...Read more
A lump on under my jaw, my ear feels like I have a ear infection but I don't all on my left side of neck, hurts but I don't have strep I got tested?
Infection: You still have an infection...And it could be viral or bacterial. A negative strep is nice but sometimes it cannot be found on the tonsils if it is in the lymph node itself. Your ear hurts because the pain is referred up the eustachian tube to your ear fro your throat. Homeopathic pulsatilla may help as may gargling with salt water. Your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics if it is persistent. ...Read more
YES: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more
Yes: Surgical excision.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: The formation of a bump can be keloid or infection. See an ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have an old ear piercing that has a bump in the back end of it and I need to know how to treat the bump without closing the piercing.
Cyst: CSeeyour doctor and have it checked then they can give you a recomendation. ...Read more
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