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I have a firm bump next to my tragus under the skin. Making the inside of my ear hurt and right side of head hurt.

I have a firm bump next to my tragus under the skin. Making the inside of my ear hurt and right side of head hurt.

Bump: Bump near ear with ear pain could be the beginnings of heroes zoster/shingles. How old are you and can you send a photo ASAP? ...Read more

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I have strange ear/jaw/throat symptoms. Hard lump to the side of the tragus. Typical swimmers ear symptoms except lump. It is hard and jaw hurts a bit. Mostly getting better on own but lump is scary!!

I have strange ear/jaw/throat symptoms. Hard lump to the side of the tragus. Typical swimmers ear symptoms except lump. It is hard and jaw hurts a bit. Mostly getting better on own but lump is scary!!

I am unable to give: You a diagnosis without actually seeing the lump and performing certain tests. Is it towards the jawline, fevers? Is the lump diminishing as your ear gets better? If yes then monitor if it continues for more than 2 weeks, I recommend visiting your primary for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my tragus piercing hurt?

Why does my tragus piercing hurt?

Infection?: Piercing your tragus was a bad idea since the piercing goes through cartilage. Please have your ear examined by a doctor for signs of infection. ...Read more

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How much do tragus piercings hurt?

How much do tragus piercings hurt?

Tragus piercing: A lot- especially if an infection sets in and your cartilage becomes infected. It isn't worth it! ...Read more

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How badly can the tragus piercing hurt?

Tragus piercing: The tragus is the small cartilage of your outer ear, just in front of the opening of the ear canal. Much like the earlobe, this area is not that sensitive to pain, but it is slightly more sensitive than the ear lobe. The ear canal, on the other hand, is very sensitive to pain. I would caution against piercing this area as it puts the cartilage at risk for infection, called chonditis. ...Read more

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18 days since I got my Tragus pierced and it still hurts a TAD when u touch the earring. Is that normal?

Yes: Yes, but until it heals completely, you are at risk for infection. Watch for increasing redness, cloudy drainage, worsening pain that could indicate that it is infected. ...Read more

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I got my tragus pierced about 3 months ago and it still hurts and it still is getting the crusties on it. Why?

I got my tragus pierced about 3 months ago and it still hurts and it still is getting the crusties on it. Why?

Maybe....: Because your tragus was never meant to be pierced! Seriously, it sounds like you might have a bit of an infection going on. You could also be reacting to the metal in the piercing. Keep it clean, I like using peroxide and then dabs of neosporin myself. Get it checked out. I do find that for some people, the "crusties" without infection can persist. ...Read more

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What to do if I got my tragus pierced 5 days ago and it was fine but today it's swollen and it kind of hurts?

What to do if I got my tragus pierced 5 days ago and it was fine but today it's swollen and it kind of hurts?

Tragus piercing: You may have an infection from the piercing. You should have your ear examined to prevent infection if the cartilage. ...Read more

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My tragus hurts extensively. It is made worse my pressing on it or touching it in anyway. I can also cause pain by pulling skin at my neck.?

My tragus hurts extensively. It is made worse my pressing on it or touching it in anyway. I can also cause pain by pulling skin at my neck.?

Ear pain: Could be an external otitis, or ear canal infection. Usually treated with drops but may need antibiotics. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a hard movable lump right above my left tragus. Any idea what it could possibly be. It is also kind of painful.?

Have a hard movable lump right above my left tragus. Any idea what it could possibly be. It is also kind of painful.?

Cyst / Lymph node: Either a cyst or lymph node. Hard to say without exam. If this is resolving I do not think you have much to be concerned about. But if progressive you should see someone. ...Read more

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My tragus hurts when I push on it but not when I pull my earlobe. It also hurts when I lay on it's side and when I have inner earphones in.

Ear Pain: Your chronic use of ear buds has likely cause the inflammation of tragus. You can try Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) for 2-3 days and avoid placing anything in your ears or any pressure on the ear. If no significant improvement if 3 days, see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I have hard red bump beside tragus piercing?

Red bump tragus: If you have a red bump after tragus piercing, there may be an infection. You can have your ear evaluated for possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have a hard small lump, under my skin anterior to my tragus, also have had extremely bad headaches-so bad they wake me in the middle of the night.?

I have a hard small lump, under my skin anterior to my tragus, also have had extremely bad headaches-so bad they wake me in the middle of the night.?

Grinding teeth?: There are a number of possibilities here, however if you find yourself grinding your teeth while sleeping or if putting gentle pressure on the lump as you open and close your jaw you may have inflammation of your TMJ. Anti inflammatories like ibuprofen may help some. If check with your dentist. Other masses in the area (parotid gland) generally wouldn't contribute to headaches. ...Read more

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When I bite down hard on my teeth my tragus when I tap it feels like a drum been like this for a couple of days just tried putting sweet oil still sam?

When I bite down hard on my teeth my tragus when I tap it feels like a drum been like this for a couple of days just tried putting sweet oil still sam?

Ear pain: Recommend that you see two practitioners. See ENT for ear/throat evaluation. See Dentist for oral evaluation. The first thing that has to be done is to rollout infection. ...Read more

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In my left ear whenever I touch my tragus on the inside or outside it hurts terribly. It's been like this only in that ear for about 2-3 weeks.?

In my left ear whenever I touch my tragus on the inside or outside it hurts terribly. It's been like this only in that ear for about 2-3 weeks.?

This needs an exam: This symptom suggests infection to me, an abscess or skin infection most likely. A skilled professional. .. easily could be your family doctor. Needs to take a good look, and if necessary refer you to an ENT specialist if there is any question about what it is. Please go in or make the appointment ASAP. 2-3 weeks is enough already! Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I had my tragus pierced a moth ago I clean it regularly, a red bump has appeared. It oozes puss when insleep on it but doesn't really hurt, isit normal?

I had my tragus pierced a moth ago I clean it regularly, a red bump has appeared. It oozes puss when insleep on it but doesn't really hurt, isit normal?

Definitely not: It's possible you have a localized infection from the procedure that punctured through skin and cartilage. This is the body's reaction to that -it is trying to clear out the germs. The 'foreign body' which is whatever earring or jewelry that you have in there makes it harder for the body to 'clear' the germs, because the earring actually helps protect the bacteria. Try a dry string, changing daily ...Read more

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I have no piercings but my tragus part of the ear really hurts and there are no bumbs redness or spots there.

I have no piercings but my tragus part of the ear really hurts and there are no bumbs redness or spots there.

Slept on it: That is the cartilage part of the ear very sensitive to any pressure
if you slept on it and kept extra pressure on the cartilage it will be painful.
apply heat pad on the area.
if the pain does not go away see a doctor. ...Read more

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My left ear (Tragus) hurts badly when touched layed on or when I put headphones in. Not swollen and I can hear perfectly what's happening?

My left ear (Tragus) hurts badly when touched layed on or when I put headphones in. Not swollen and I can hear perfectly what's happening?

Infection?: You may have a slight cellulitis on the area possibly from head phones or scratching the area. Any infected piercing there? I would have it examined start warm soaks but see a doctor asap because you may need an antibiotic or drainage if its infected. IT would not affect your hearing at this stage ...Read more

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Inner ear canal pain. Doesn't hurt constantly but often. Sharp. Hurts when push on tragus too. Mostly right eat sometimes both. Flying in 6 days...

Need exam: Your symptoms sound like you might have temporomandibular joint pain dysfunction or TMD. If you can pinch your nose and pop your ears, you should be okay to fly, but you should have someone check you for TMD as this is a very common disorder and it's very treatable. Good luck and happy flying. ...Read more

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My ear hurts really bad, inside and out. The tragus hurts, my ear feels like its blocked, it hurts to pull on the earlobe, the surrounding area hurts?

My ear hurts really bad, inside and out. The tragus hurts, my ear feels like its blocked, it hurts to pull on the earlobe, the surrounding area hurts?

Go to urgent care/MD: The symptoms you describe are likely related to an external ear infection most likely and possible middle ear infection. These are best treated with a good examination and possible cleaning of the ear canal, ear drops, and to avoid water in the ear. You should go to your local urgent care, your primary physician or see an ENT doctor as soon as possible to get the right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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On Sunday night my ear on the Tragus realy hurts and now it's red and sore what is this?

On Sunday night my ear on the Tragus realy hurts and now it's red and sore what is this?

Local infection: Sounds like this is a local infection. May want to see your doc if local warm packs do not resolve this quickly or if you find it is spreading. ...Read more