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Slight swelling above top front of ear on head. Clear non smelly liquid leaking out of top of ear. It gets cakey with hair. Need medication?

Slight swelling above top front of ear on head. Clear non smelly liquid leaking out of top of ear. It gets cakey with hair. Need medication?

Preauricular cyst: You have a congenital cyst and sinus. You need to see an ear nose and throat physician for possible surgeryt to remove the cyst and sinus tract. ...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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What causes tenderness and swelling on head above ear?

Head swelling: The only things I can think of would be trauma and infection. Any history of insect bites? I would apply ice, but if that doesn't help, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have an ear ache for about three weeks or so, I noticed I have swelling puffy like area on my left temple area that runs above my ear.

I have an ear ache for about three weeks or so, I noticed I have swelling puffy like area on my left temple area that runs above my ear.

Outer ear infection: Puffy swelling above the ear could be an extension of an otitis externa or outer ear infection. An exam by a doctor is necessary to diagnose the problem and determine a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Bone swelling behind the ear on the side of the head?

Bone swelling behind the ear on the side of the head?

Probably mastoid: Probably air cells in the bone of your skull that should be there.

If it has increased in size or is tender see ENT doctor ...Read more

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Back behind my left ear on my head/neck area I feel pain and swelling when I touch it.

Back behind my left ear on my head/neck area I feel pain and swelling when I touch it.

Possible problem.: The mastoid is located behind the ear. If it is your mastoid that is tender, it could be a sign of mastoiditis and should be evaluated right away. You could also have muscle, nerve and or bone problems in that area causing pain. Your best option is to get it checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the side of my head and its swelling and producing pus and also the swelling is going down to the lower of the ear what could this be?

I have a bump on the side of my head and its swelling and producing pus and also the swelling is going down to the lower of the ear what could this be?

Mrsa: Methacillin resistant staphalococcus aureas likely if pus with redness, if only scaly red likely just strep or staph. May need it lanced if like a bubble that needs to be burst, this will clear it up without antibiotics often. But ideal get it cultured too. Bacrtim ds or doxycline or clindamycine pills ...Read more

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I have been having intermittent swelling of the lymphnodes on my head, behind ears recent swelling of rue and abnormal hilar chest xr. Sarcoidosis?

I have been having intermittent swelling of the lymphnodes on my head, behind ears recent swelling of rue and abnormal hilar chest xr. Sarcoidosis?

Need to see Doc.: Lymph nodes enlargement, swelling of rue, abnormal hilar shadow on cxr may suggest sarcoidosis, however, rue swelling is not a finding of sarcoidosis. Other serious conditions needs to be excluded like hodgkins, and non-hodgkins lymphoma and cancer. Ct scan of chest would be better at confirming hilar and mediastinal lypmh nodes. Lung specialist evaluation may be necessary if so. ...Read more

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I have an infected cyst on my head and swelling of the glands around my ear - could they be connected?

I have an infected cyst on my head and swelling of the glands around my ear - could they be connected?

Quite likely: Lymph nodes connected to an area of infection do get large and may be painful. In severe cases, abscess may form in the lymph node. Please have your infected cyst treated promptly. ...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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Had acute mastoiditis 2months ago. Thought it was gone but have pain in/behind ear and head. Could it still be there? No fever or swelling.

Had acute mastoiditis 2months ago. Thought it was gone but have pain in/behind ear and head. Could it still be there? No fever or swelling.

ENT Consult: Chronic mastoiditis, which is what may be developing at this point, needs to be addressed immediately. Antimicrobial resistance is a problem, and mastoiditis is treated with antibiotics, ear cleaning procedures and sometimes surgery is necessary. Since you have a fullness in your ear, you should be examined by a physician and have a full+ear exam r/o otitis. Still taking quinidine? See ENT office. ...Read more

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Sharp unbearable pain in both ears when I move my head, as well as pain and swelling and irritated right tonsil burns when eating. What could this be?

Sharp unbearable pain in both ears when I move my head, as well as pain and swelling and irritated right tonsil burns when eating. What could this be?

Get checked: You should get checked by an ENT to check out your ears, tonsils and your TM joints. Most likely a toxin, pathogen, allergen is causing your pain. VOCs frequently cause burning sensation. ...Read more

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I was stung in the front/top of the head by a yellow jacket 2 days ago and now I have swelling in front of my ear at the top of the jaw.

I was stung in the front/top of the head by a yellow jacket 2 days ago and now I have swelling in front of my ear at the top of the jaw.

Unrelated: Probably coincidental but unrelated. Swilling in front of ear, however, should be evaluated immediately. Please see your GP or go to an Urgent Care Facility immediately. ...Read more

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Swelling on face in front of left ear, pain in left temple and left forehead when try to move head quickly, pain behind left ear and neck below skull?

Swelling on face in front of left ear, pain in left temple and left forehead when try to move head quickly, pain behind left ear and neck below skull?

Facial pain: Over the computer, guesses would include a possible sinus infection causing swelling and inflammation. Cellulitis is always a possibility, etc. Only way to know for sure is to get an exam and then treated as need be. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Severe tinnitus 6 years. Fullness in left side of my head, body aches, lymph node swelling in neck & behind ear. MRI's, blood negative. Help pls.

Severe tinnitus 6 years. Fullness in left side of my head, body aches, lymph node swelling in neck & behind ear. MRI's, blood negative. Help pls.

ENT follow up?: Possible eustachian tube disorder. An exam by an ENT may help rule out ETD. Epstein barr or CMV possible. Biopsy of one of the lymph nodes would be helpful in case it's sarcoidosis. Meniere's and rare migraine also a possibility. ...Read more