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Doctor insights on: Swelling Near Ear Lobes Symptoms

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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

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 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?

My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?

Likely infected: This could be a simple skin infection or an inflamed lymph node. In either case, an evaluation may be needed. In the short term you can apply moist heat to the area in the form of a heated compress several times a day.If it is a minor issue the body may heal itself. If it worsens it will need to be seen. ...Read more

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Squeezed a pimple in my ear lobe and now it is swelling what can I do?

Squeezed a pimple in my ear lobe and now it is swelling what can I do?

Try ice: It may be the start of an infection and you may need a course of antibiotics. If it hurts, is hot, pus is draining seek the guidance of a physician. ...Read more

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Diagnosed infected node under ear lobe on neck.. Been takng bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 4 2 days..Swelling still spreadin face&dwn neck.How long 4 meds to wrk? Or concern?

Probably concern: The rule of thumb for any antibiotic to work is 72 hours. In your case it's been less than that, however, the fact the disease is getting worse is a red flag. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) may not be a right choice for a swollen lymph node. It is a good choice for a skin infection, but yours appears to be related to the lymph node. I'd call the prescribing physician and report your symptoms. ...Read more

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Experienced pressure where i had brain surgery on right temporal lobe and behind ears and bumps behind ears swelling up the ride sode of neck. Ideas?

Experienced pressure where i had brain surgery on right temporal lobe  and behind ears and bumps behind ears swelling up the ride sode of neck. Ideas?

Consultation advised: Medicine is far to complicated to try and give medical advice based on one sentence of information. You may find an online consultation at Health Tap helpful. Voice, video or an INBOX Text consult are best. A text chat is least desirable if you have a complicated question as it's too slow to get an adequate history. The INBOX Text consult requires you to be available to reply to questions. ...Read more

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My son had a syncopal episode with a concussion. He had major swelling on the top of his head ( parietal lobe). He cannot smell/taste. Will it return?

My son had a syncopal episode with a concussion. He had major swelling on the top of his head ( parietal lobe). He cannot smell/taste. Will it return?

Should improve: If this was a concussion and there was no fracture of the cribiform plate, the loss of smell and taste is not uncommon nor is it unusual. This has a good chance of improving over time. It may take 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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What are mumps with symptoms like swelling of the ear. Why does mumps come, what's the treatment?

What are mumps with symptoms like swelling of the ear. Why does mumps come, what's the treatment?

Mumps: Mumps may not cause any symptoms. When symptomatic mumps can cause swollen parotid glands (which can give a chipmunk appearance), fever, headache, v appetite, fatigue, pain with swallowing. Rare complications could include testicular inflammation, pancreatitis, encephalitis, meningitis, hearing loss, mastitis & oophoritis. Mumps is due to a virus. It runs it's course. Tx is symptomatic only. ...Read more

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What could be causing the following symptoms: swelling of lymph nodes in neck and "clogged" ears?

What could be causing the following symptoms: swelling of lymph nodes in neck and "clogged" ears?

Infection: Upper respiratory infxn &/or ear infxn with eustachian tube involvement can cause such findings; may be viral or bacterial. Decongestants like sudafed may relieve "clogged ears". If throat sore or purulent drainage or fever over 101ยบ see doc for eval. May need antibiotics if bacterial infxn. ...Read more

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What would be a good home remedy for reducing the swelling/pain of lymph nodes behind the ear? Given that there are no other symptoms.

What would be a good home remedy for reducing the swelling/pain of lymph nodes behind the ear? Given that there are no other symptoms.

Time: Swollen lymph nodes usually get better with time in general if you're not better in a month make it face-to-face primary care physician visit to evaluate diagnose and treat this ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a broken jaw? I have swelling on the right side of my face near my ear

What are signs and symptoms of a broken jaw? I have swelling on the right side of my face near my ear

Xray: Significant injury, swelling, pain, sometimes, double vision, all could mean a broken jaw. Please see a doctor for an evaluation and xray, if warranted. Primary care, urgent care would do to order or do an xray if needed. ...Read more

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23yo female bone behind just one ear hurts no swelling. Nothing on the other ear scared its cancer no othet symptoms?

23yo female bone behind just one ear hurts no swelling. Nothing on the other ear scared its cancer no othet symptoms?

Doubt it!: Not every hurt or pain is due to cancer. So just relax and be more optimistic as cancer in young people is a rare disease. More than 99% of such pains are from benign causes, many of them trivial. So you should monitor this pain and see if it is getting worse or better. if it is getting worse, go see your family doctor for a physical exam. A couple of Tylenol (acetaminophen) pills can help yr pain,if needed. ...Read more

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more