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My earlobe has been swollen & have been hurting since saturday & it's monday so, today i squeezed it & yellow liquid came out then, clear what is it?

My earlobe has been swollen & have been hurting since saturday & it's monday so, today i squeezed it & yellow liquid came out then, clear what is it?

A cyst: Cysts are very common in the ear lobes and can get infected. Consider keeping your earring out for a few days, clean it with peroxide and water, and if more swollen and tender, get an antibiotic from you doctor. ...Read more

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Marble sized hard lump that does not hurt or move under my left earlobe along my jaw. it's not a cyst or swollen node. No other pain . Any ideas?

Marble sized hard lump that does not hurt or move under my left earlobe along my jaw. it's not a cyst or swollen node. No other pain . Any ideas?

Lymph node: This is likely a lymph node. If you don't feel well, if it is over 1 cm in size, if it is growing in size, if it is rock hard or stuck to surrounding structures or if it does not go down in size after a month get it checked out. ...Read more

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The inside of my left ear feels swollen but it doesn't hurt. What should I do?

The inside of my left ear feels swollen but it doesn't hurt. What should I do?

See your doctor: Have your doctor look at your ear to see what may be causing this. ...Read more

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Knot behind lower ear hurts to touch swollen around it skin looks normal. feels like a fluid inside and a hard spot. other than that no other symptoms?

Knot behind lower ear hurts to touch swollen around it skin looks normal. feels like a fluid inside and a hard spot. other than that no other symptoms?

Lymph node: This is most likely a normal lymph node. There are dozens located at different sites around the head & neck ┬Čiced because they are not buried deep in tissues or muscles like they are in the rest of the body. When stimulated by bug bites, skin irritation, vaccines or various infections they will enlarge for several weeks before returning to their resting size. ...Read more

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I got my ears pierced 3 days ago and one ear is swollen and hurts is it normal?

I got my ears pierced 3 days ago and one ear is swollen and hurts is it normal?

Red? Tender?: Painful? Hot? Pus? Swollen? - get checked for a possible infection. ...Read more

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My neck hurts behind my left ear and is swollen a little. How do I make it go away?

My neck hurts behind my left ear and is swollen a little. How do I make it go away?

Wryneck: Probably it's wry neck just wait and it will go away. Very common.If does not go away in few days see your dr. ...Read more

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Woke up and my pinna on my left side of my ear is swollen and hurts. What could be causing that?

Woke up and my pinna on my left side of my ear is swollen and hurts. What could be causing that?

Ear pinna pain/sleep: If you slept wrong on the pinna it could cause the problem too, but make sure you do not have an insect bite on it. Sometimes and infected insect bite can cause pain as well and it is treatable. Try icing it and if the redness and pain persist you should have it checked out. ...Read more

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My 4 y o son has a swollen gland behind his left ear, its hard and he says it hurts, what should I do?

My 4 y o son has a swollen gland behind his left ear, its hard and he says it hurts, what should I do?

See your doctor: The symptom of pain is a good reason to see your doctor. There might be an ear infection that needs treatment or it could be a viral illness. In any case, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my ear lobe is swollen but doesn't hurt when i touch it does that mean the swelling might go down?

Can you tell me if my ear lobe is swollen but doesn't hurt when i touch it does that mean the swelling might go down?

Depends: Hi It depends on the cause of the swelling. Usually swelling that occurs from trauma or bug bites will go away on its own with time. ...Read more

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I got two cartilage piercings this past sunday on the same ear. They're still red, slightly swollen, and hurt to touch. What should I do?

I got two cartilage piercings this past sunday on the same ear. They're still red, slightly swollen, and hurt to touch. What should I do?

See PCP: Check in with primary care doctor to examine your ear and make sure that your piercings having not become infected. If they have, you will likely need a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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A lump under the right ear. not very large. I can feel it but cant see it from outside very properly. Area around is a bit swollen and hurts little.

A lump under the right ear.   not very large. I can feel it but cant see it from outside very properly. Area around is a bit swollen and hurts little.

Lymph node, likely.: Slightly enlarged lymph nodes are very common in childhood due to URIs or ear infections. When they are acutely inflamed, they can become swollen and tender. If the lump doesn't get better within a week, or you discover other lumps that weren't there before, you should take her to see her doctor for a more complete checkup. ...Read more

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Good day i got an upper ear piercing and around it felt itchy so i itched it and now it seems to be swollen it doesnt hurt or anything but i can see i?

Good day i got an upper ear piercing and around it felt itchy so i itched it and now it seems to be swollen it doesnt hurt or anything but i can see i?

Itching & swelling: May just be irritated from the surgery (Yes, piercing is a surgical procedure), but may be infected. If swelling/itching still present in a day or two, see your GP or Urgent Care. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node behind ear around 1cm size. A bit hurts when pressed. No other symptoms. What is it?

Swollen lymph node behind ear around 1cm size. A bit hurts when pressed. No other symptoms. What is it?

Scalp issue?: Lymph nodes in the neck ofter get enlarged due to issue with the scalp, e.g., dandruff. Wash your scalp daily with any shampoo. Check your node every couple of weeks, not more frequently. if it doubles in size or other nodes get enlarged, see a doctor, otherwise watchful waiting is appropriate. ...Read more

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I just got earrings and my ear hurts when I touch it.It also feels swollen.is my ear infected and can I help it.

I just got earrings and my ear hurts when I touch it.It also feels swollen.is my ear infected and can I help it.

Piercing : it is depend how many days out you have your ear pierced , if you just get it less than 24 hours, then the infection would be less likely. But if more than 48hours, there is likely infection. Remember piercing is like puncture wound, it hurts and does get infected, therefore it is safe to have a medical expert takes a look at it ...Read more

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My 7y nephew has a swollen mass on his neck below his ear, and is stating nothing hurts but his back, what should be done?

My 7y nephew has a swollen mass on his neck below his ear, and is stating nothing hurts but his back, what should be done?

Best thing to: Do is get him checked out . This could be two separate issues but, without additional medical history , it is hard to say. Please schedule an appointment with his pediatrician so he may get treatment on a timely manner. ...Read more

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I had strep 10June & 3lymph nodes were swollen in my neck (r) one remains & my r ear hurts...how long does it take for the nodes 2go away?

I had strep 10June & 3lymph nodes were swollen in my neck (r) one remains & my r ear hurts...how long does it take for the nodes 2go away?

Lymph nodes: It sounds like the infection cleared up ok , but you have more concern about chronic changes present in your lymph nodes and that is what is likely affecting your ear as well. If this is a one time thing ,I 'd give it another 4-8 weeks as long as you're feeling ok. If you have had chronic problems with recurrent tonsil/throat, time to see ent. Nodes can take a couple of months to decrease size. ...Read more

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