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I have had an ear ache for a week, now my ears are both red and swollen. What can I do to reduce the swelling and get my hearing back?

I have had an ear ache for a week, now my ears are both red and swollen. What can I do to reduce the swelling and get my hearing back?

Go see a doctor: The reasons can be a swimmer's ear or an acute middle ear infection. You need a good physical exam and treatment. Don't dally. It can be serious. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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My son woke up with a triple sized swollen ear this morning, what can I do to bring the swelling down? Should I rather get it checked out?

My son woke up with a triple sized swollen ear this morning, what can I do to bring the swelling down? Should I rather get it checked out?

Bug bite?: These are often localized reactions to a bug bite. However, there is a possibility these can become infected. I wouldn't go to an ER but if his doc could see him it would be a reasonable thing to check out. ...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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While eating something spicy, I noticed on neck under earlobe was swollen. Ear hurts and when I eat the swelling goes back up?

While eating something spicy, I noticed on neck under earlobe was swollen. Ear hurts and when I eat the swelling goes back up?

Swelling: Sounds like parotid gland problem. Could be a "stone' or mucus plug. Drink water, massage swelling, apply hot compresses, suck on lemon drops. May need to see ENT. ...Read more

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My 6 year old sons head is quite swollen and red behind his right ear. His ear has been bothering him today but tonight we just noticed the swelling.

My 6 year old sons head is quite swollen and red behind his right ear. His ear has been bothering him today but tonight we just noticed the swelling.

Go see ur Family Doc: Your son might have a swollen postauricular lymph node in response to ear infection but w/o exam, I can't be absolutely sure. So best to take him to see his Family Doc or Pediatrician for evaluation. In meantime, warm compresses might be helpful. ...Read more

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My gland is swollen right where my jaw and neck meet, right under my earlobe. My ears have also been swelling. What is going on?

My gland is swollen right where my jaw and neck meet, right under my earlobe. My ears have also been swelling. What is going on?

Maybe Parotitis: The parotid glands are the saliva-producing glands.
Parotitis is an inflammation of one or both parotid glands. There are a number of causes including infection (both bacterial and viral), autoimmune (sjogren syndrome), obstructing stone or other causes of blockage, as well as sarcoidosis among many other less common causes. You need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Idk had gum swelling the dr said not abcessed n lymph nodes swollen but today jaw kinda hurts could gum infec go to jaw or ear real worried?

Idk had gum swelling the dr said not abcessed n lymph nodes swollen but today jaw kinda hurts could gum infec go to jaw or ear real worried?

Complex: Complex set of symptoms. Yes gum infection could go to other areas. Best advice is to see oral surgeon for diangosis/treatment. ...Read more

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For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

Likely it's a benign: Lymph node condition. If it's persistent ask ur dr if he would consider doing a biopsy. Do u answer a lot of phone calls? It may be contributing to d ringing. I personally experience d same. ;#40;joke! ;#41;see ur dr for any concerns. Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=94274. http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-tinnitus-basics. ...Read more

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For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

Needs to be seen: If you have had a lymph node (gland) that has been enlarged for more than three months, you should have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes between ear and jaw. How can I get the swelling down?

I have swollen lymph nodes between ear and jaw. How can I get the swelling down?

Go see a doctor: You need a medical examination to find the cause of swollen glands. Then your doctor can give you proper guidance and advice you about what to do next. ...Read more

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Today the muscle from the ear, known as sternocleidomastoid, has swollen. I have to pain in the mouth or gums. Only the swelling on the side.?

Today the muscle from the ear, known as sternocleidomastoid, has swollen. I have to pain in the mouth or gums. Only the swelling on the side.?

Neck swelling: What you describe is not likely a swollen muscle, but a neck mass, swollen gland, or other infectious entity. Whether or not there is pain in the mouth or gums is immaterial. See a surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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Under ear right side jaw swollen. On/off pain in 2nd bicuspid for 2 yrs. Now vertical crack line & gap near base. Sometimes tongue swelling. Related?

Under ear right side jaw swollen. On/off pain in 2nd bicuspid for 2 yrs. Now vertical crack line & gap near base. Sometimes tongue swelling. Related?

See dentist: Hard to tell given the brief history but the problem may be from teeth grinding or clenching at night causing dental crack (if that's what you meant). Your tongue swelling may also be from biting (from teeth grinding or malocculsion). I would recommend that you consult a dentist first. If the above conditions have been ruled out, see an allergist to evaluate the tongue swelling. ...Read more

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My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?

My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?

Sounds like: Malignant otitis externa and cellulitis you need to urgently seek help at an ENT office or at least your PMD for antibiotics and further evaluation ...Read more

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3.5 yr son stung by bee 4x behind his ear. Mild swelling of sting site. Gave Benadryl (diphenhydramine). 2 hrs later red swollen line runs down middle of his forehead?

3.5 yr son stung by bee 4x behind his ear. Mild swelling of sting site. Gave Benadryl (diphenhydramine). 2 hrs later red swollen line runs down middle of his forehead?

Hypersensivity: Your son is likely having a hypersensitivity or "allergic" reaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an appropriate medicine to give. Sometimes, bee stings can result in anaphlyaxis, which manifests as shortness of breath or wheezing shortly after the sting. See a healthcare provider if any your sons symptoms increase in intensity. ...Read more

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I am experiencing swollen salivary glands on my jaw/under my ear. No pain, just swelling that goes down during the day/night & returns. Has been 36 hours with no addi. Symptoms. I am unable to get to a doctor until Mon., as I just arrived in Malaysia?

I am experiencing swollen salivary glands on my jaw/under my ear. No pain, just swelling that goes down during the day/night & returns. Has been 36 hours with no addi. Symptoms. I am unable to get to a doctor until Mon., as I just arrived in Malaysia?

May be blocked duct: Salivary ducts (tubes) bring saliva from the salivary glands to the mouth. If a person has a salivary stone or some other problem that blocks a duct, then her saliva gland will swell up each time she makes saliva, such as when eating. An ENT doctor can evaluate. Meanwhile, a salivary stone might get pushed out of the duct by increasing the flow of saliva, such as by sucking on hard candies. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ear itch, ear ache, burning hot sensation, ear swelling, ear peeling, swollen behind ear and side of jaw. Back of head headache.?

I am experiencing ear itch, ear ache, burning hot sensation, ear swelling, ear peeling, swollen behind ear and side of jaw. Back of head headache.?

Needs to be checked: With all these symptoms in ear and jaw and pain in back of head. It is possible it is due to an infectious process somewhere in ear or jaw. I suggest you make an apt with your doctor and get it checked ...Read more

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Problems w/ eustachian tubes, no fluid per CT scan. ENT said swollen lymphoid tissue how long until swelling Goes down, also crackling in both ears?

Problems w/ eustachian tubes, no fluid per CT scan. ENT said swollen lymphoid tissue how long until swelling Goes down, also crackling in both ears?

Depends on why swollen: The cracklings in the ear may still represent fluid even if CT didn't show any. Sometimes this may represent a response to allergens which may also lead to enlarged lymphoid tissues. The swelling will decrease once the cause is isolated and treated. In that regard it is best to talk to your physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

Periorbital rash: May be infection like strep or may be lyme which can have a multitude of presentations. Could also be allergic reaction-new topical creams on face or soaps? Very rarely may be HSP variant (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) any joint pains/ lower extremity rash or dots? Keep hydrated. Would follow up with doc over next 24 -48 hours ...Read more