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Swelling Of The Helix Of The Ear
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
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
Outer ear auricle: At one time in our development, the outer ear used to be as big as an elephant's auricle. Only kidding. The purpose of all of the structures of the outer ear are to funnel sound waves down the canal towards the eardrum. A equally good question is why do we have ear wax to clutter the entire system up? ...Read more
What is the reson for the prominence of capillaries behind the knee and on the lateral aspect of the leg?
Capillaries: These are the smallest blood vessels, connecting the arterial system to the venous system and are the site at which transfer of oxygen from rbcs to tissue occurs. Their visibility varies from person to person and with different areas of the body. Doubt there is a functional purpose for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weird sensations/pulling in the right side of the neck combined with pain in the ear canal, the bottom of the ear and the lower mandibula + ear eczema?
External ear: infection, and sounds extensive, you need to see your doctor ASAP, good luck ...Read more
Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?
It may or may not as: There are several different possibilities for your symptoms including none cervical spine ones-some may arise from the cervical spine but may also not be diagnosed by the MRI as well-tests are usually done to confirm or help to narrow done the possible causes after a careful history and exam is done by a physician who will then order the appropriate tests or referrals ...Read more
What could be the cause of pain in the back of the head, behind the eyes, above the nose and ears?
See below: Might be sinus condition/infection. Sinusitis can refer pain to back of head besides usual sites of around eyes, cheek bones, base of nose, forehead. Saline nasal spray may help with congestion as may otc decongestant like sudafed. If gets worse or develop fever & purulent drainage, see doc for possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
What can cause swelling on the base of the head on the right side with a raisin size knot located in the middle of the swelling ?
Probably lymph node: Do you have any abnormality in the scalp, even a bad case of dandruff? What you described sounds like result of some inflammation in the scalp and enlarged draining lymph node. Pay attention to scalp hygiene and if it does not resolve in 4-6 weeks, or if it becomes painful, or starts draining, see your doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: However, probably more often it is felt at the area at the back of the mouth and just beyond that. ...Read more
See an Oral Surgeon: How long has this pain/burn been going on. With no trauma or pimple on the end of tongue reported a good detailed examination and history should be gotten. Make an appointment with an oral surgeon and solve this dilemma that must hinder both your speaking and eating since your tongue is so involved in these essential activities. Find out what is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The airway: There are three major cartilage structures in the throat: the laryngeal or thyroid cartilage, the cricoid cartilage and the epiglottis. The epiglottis doesn't have any holes in it. In fact, when you swallow, it covers the larynx and protects the the airway, the "hole." The thyroid cartilage houses the voice box and includes the epiglottis. The cricoid is just below the larynx. ...Read more
EustachianTubeBlocke: Assuming that you're referring to painless pressure, it may be due to blockage of your eustachian tube which can be congested due to allergies or cold. Best way to get around this, besides time, is an allergy medication, eg antihistamine +/- decongestant. If pressure is painful, you may have otitis media or middle ear infection. We used to prescribe antibiotics but are shying away for this conditi. ...Read more
Sub mandibular: Submandibular is the most likely that you are feeling in that location although swollen lymph glands can also occur there. ...Read more
Cellulitis?: The same infection could be spreading onto the face i.e. cellulitis. If you or whoever has this problem (your child?) is already being treated for it, maybe with an antibiotic, contact the doctor again and follow her advice. If not yet in care, or if any fever, see a doctor immediately -- including ER or urgent care if your regular doctor isn't available. Good luck! ...Read more
Pains: Aneurysm is usually asymptomatic until the clinical event occurs. Pain in the head could possibly be a sign of ruptured or enlarging aneurysm but it would be unlikely to be a sign of an aneurysm not actively enlarging or rupturing. In the spectrum of pains behind the ear, aneurysm would be way down on the list. ...Read more
I got my ear pierced back in may 2016. Its a helix piercing.. Its been pretty fine since But the ear seems to swell a little bit. ?
First, diagnosis: Swelling of the outer ear can be allergic in origin. The most common disease that ENT doctors see that is associated with swelling of the ear is called external otitis. This is an inflammatory, usually painful, swelling of the ear canal skin. Sometimes, the ear canal is swollen shut and requires a wick into the ear canal so that the medication can get down the canal. Do not use q-tips. ...Read more
Varied reasons: It could be from allergies or an infection of the ear. It may be part of a more generalized allergic reaction which needs to be e slushed and treated. There can be an infected cyst of the ear lobe or a foreign body reaction to an eating or piercing.There is also a condition call chondrodermatitis where the cartilage is swollen and needs to. E treated with oral medications. ...Read more
Depends: Ear swelling can have many sources. But description= larger. Firstly, are you referring to the inner or outer ear? Outer ear swelling could arise from trauma or a sebaceous cyst of the lobe or many other things. Inner ear swelling is harder to diagnose and treat and may have much more difficult symptoms. Viral or bacterial infections could be implicated. See an otorhinolaryngologist. ...Read more
See your doctor: Have your doctor check it out- 1. Pulling on the ear lobe may trigger pain that could represent an outer ear infection (otitis externa) which may require antibiotic/steriod drops and possibly, antibiotics by mouth. 3.If the ear is swollen, tender and bright red, it may also represent an uncommon condition called relapsing polychondritis (treatable). 4.A skin infection is possible (treatable). ...Read more
Parotid gland?: Pain and swelling along the jawline and below the ear sounds to me like it could be due to the parotid salivary gland, which is right there. Could be many things wrong with the gland, from infection to sjogren's syndrome to a salivary gland stone. If it's due to the gland, it'll probably be worse right after you eat, since that's when the gland is stimulated to contract and release saliva. ...Read more
My ears keep swelling up when its warm and are very irritating. Why is this and what could I do to make them better?
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
Lots of reasons: Many things can cause this - enlarged and painful lymph nodes in the neck, TMJ can cause this. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: If tender and red, occuring soon after piercing, it could represent infection: should be treated with antibiotics and perhaps will require removal of the earring. If late, nontender and firm, may be a keloid, which requires different sorts of treatment: excision, steroid injection, pressure, low dose radiation. ...Read more
Depends: In your ear or external ear? If from trauma or ear lobe cyst or infection, icing would help, but treating the source of the problem is the best and quickest route to recovery. If internal ear, think of viral or bacterial pathogen: your md can best diagnose these and appropriately treat. Good luck! ...Read more