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My Ear Is Inflamed
My right ear tragus is swollen and feels hard it is hurting, i also feel a wound or scratch in my ear if touch behind the tragus inside the ear.
See doctor: Can be swollen gland or muscular. See your doctor to check the swelling to see where it is located and its cause. ...Read more
I have an ear ache, clogged and itchy ear, headache and a small lump behind and below my ear that is soft, tender. Inner Ear Infection?
My eyelids, lymph nodes in front and below the ears are inflamed, my conjunctiva is red, my temple is painful and my scalp has painful bumps?
I was hit on my face and have a swollen ear lobe and tenderness around the ear . The swollen ear lobe is long, thick and floppy . Is this permanent?
Hematoma: You could have a hematoma..(collection of blood/bruise)in the soft tissue of the ear lobe. This is very common and if it occurs frequently (as in Boxers) so called "Cauliflower ear" may develop. A single episode is unlikely to produce any permanent changes however! Hope this helps Dr Z ...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
My ear hurts. It's tender/sensitive to the touch. It's red on the inside. No ear wax inside either. No water in ear either. Is it an ear infection?
Ear has wax and fluid buildup. Doc said no infection but tragus is swollen and ear is hurting. Ear infection?
Unlikely: You note ear wax and fluid build up. You note a doctor said no infection. You have pain and think it is infection. It is unlikely that you have an infection but I don't know your age, risks, symptoms beside pain. In the summer it could be that you have build up and pain from allergies. The sneezing and inflammation can cause fluid build up. If persists then revisit your doctor for treatments ...Read more
I have an ear ache that is on the inside of my ear and my ear feels like there is pressure in my ear. Could this be and ear infection?
Otitis Media?: Pressure feeling in the inside of ear could represent just fluid in the middle ear or viral infection secondary to upper respiratory tract infection. Usually self limited disease unless start having marked pain, fever, hearing problem then seek medical attention. Sometimes bacterial infection can complicate the problem on top of viral infection. Usually more common at younger age, boys ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a painful swollen knot behind my ear and my ear and throat is bothering me a little bit. What is this?
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. Throat pain and ear pain sometimes happen together. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore ear or throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for bacterial infection). ...Read more
I have a group of very painful bumps near my hairline by my ear and its making the area behind my ear in my ear and down my neck hurt bad what is it?
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?
My ear is sensitive, and sore but my pain is close to the outside of my ear. it is swollen what is this?
Left ear not producing any wax. Recently had an ear infection in my left ear and now my left ear is itchy and not producing any wax. Right ear is fine?
External otitis: Many of us would term this chronic external otitis. It's basically a condition of the skin of your ear canal. It is frequently caused by cleaning the ears too much, usually with a q tip. I frequently treat this with a steroid cream, used two or three nights a week. See an ENT to have the ear checked out and make recommendations. ...Read more
probably an ...: Inflamed lymph node. The tail of the parotid also extends to this area and may cause your problem. See an ent. ...Read more