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My preauricular pit is infected. It doesn't hurt but a stinky discharge comes out. What happens if i don't get it fixed?

My preauricular pit is infected. It doesn't hurt but a stinky discharge comes out.  What happens if i don't get it fixed?

Spread: The infection will spread through your lymph nodes and you could develop cellulitis. Eventually it can go into your blood stream. See a physician for treatment. Often time incision with drainage and antibiotcs is helpful. If the abscess has already drained and none other exist, then antibiotics and careful follow up with your physicain would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I noticed that there was a preauricular pit on the crus of my helix is that what caused the sebaceous cyst?

I noticed that there was a preauricular pit on the crus of my helix is that what caused the sebaceous cyst?

Ear: Possible that is it the opening of a sebaceous gland or an embryologic fistula or cyst. If its red or tender you need antibiotics. Sometimes it needs to be removed in surgery ...Read more

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Hi , i'm a healthy 16 year old male and i just noticed my preauricular lymph node is swelled to about 1.25 CM . No other symptoms . Bad anxiety, help!

Hi , i'm a healthy 16 year old male and i just noticed my preauricular lymph node is swelled to about 1.25 CM . No other symptoms . Bad anxiety, help!

Swollen lymph node: Swollen lymph nodes are normally due to slight infection to any area or oragan they driane, in your cae the ear, side of face and neck, they normally go away after treating the cause. ...Read more

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I'm kinda of confused because my preauricular and parotid lymph nodes are swollen, but I don't have any other symptoms. They hurt :( Is that normal?

I'm kinda of confused because my preauricular and parotid lymph nodes are swollen,  but I don't have any other symptoms. They hurt :(  Is that normal?

Seek Medical exam: You will benefit from seeing an ENT doctor and get examined by him/her to find the cause. It is unusual site of lymph node enlargement unless something serious is going on in your body. ...Read more

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I have preauricular pits on both sides of my ears. They have never given me problems til last week.One side was swollen and painful. Should i worry?

I have preauricular pits on both sides of my ears. They have never given me problems til last week.One side was swollen and painful. Should i worry?

Preauricular pits...: ....Are subject to infection. Many people have them their entire lives without ever experiencing a problem, while others get recurrent infections. It sounds like your was infected. Warm compresses can help them to drain and heal. If that doesn't help, see your doctor for a more long term solution. ...Read more

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Nail pitting with no other symptoms is getting a little bit better in some nails (no psoriasis,bald patches..). Would it be likely to be AA?

Nail pitting with no other symptoms is getting a little bit better in some nails (no psoriasis,bald patches..). Would it be likely to be AA?

Alopecia areata: It is possible it may be alopecia areata, sarcoidosis, or a connective tissue disease or other causes of skin inflammation in general if all nails are affected. Time to check with a dermatologist who can treat the bald patches and make sure there is no fungal or tension or alternative cause. ...Read more

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