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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
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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Tragus: The tragus is the small pointed eminence of the external ear in front of the ear canal. Unlike the ear lobe, it has a core of cartilage. I have seen pain ratings (on a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is the worst) ranging from 3 to 7. It probably depends greatly on the person and on the method of the professional doing the piercing. I would find someone who had a good experience and use that piercer. ...Read more
The outer part of my ear and behind my ear and going down my neck hurt. No pain in the ear. Hurts to touch behind the ear.?
Mild discomfort(straining pain) when tired behind the ears and the area below the eye, till the side of the nose, above the cheek.
Maybe infected or: inflamed? Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more
The mastoid tip(the part of it exactly behind the ear.near the the start of jaw.)hurts when i press a little hard.no redness.chronic rhinitis?
The outside of my left ear is hurting & sensitive to touch. The pain runs through my head, behind the ear. I've had no injuries to the head or ear.?
Otitis ?: It sounds u may be having external otitis see u physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My right ear tragus is swollen and feels hard it is hurting, i also feel a wound or scratch in my ear if touch behind the tragus inside the ear.
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
The outer part of my ear is swollen and the inner part of my ear hurts, and its also painful to the touch including parts of my cheek, is it an ear infection?
Insect bite: If the outer part of your ear is swollen, and there is pain around the ear and spreading to the cheek, a common cause could be an insect bite. This is very common during the summer and early fall. The problem should resolve spontaneously but ice packs to the area and pain meds will help. If the problem does not resolve with this minimal treatment, see an ENT doctor for further advice. ...Read more
Lump likely gland: Many of the lymph nodes around the body will swell if they notice irritation or infection near their position. There are many located in the soft tissues of the head and neck.They are pea sized at rest and enlarge when they are stimulated. Most stay larger for a few weeks before shrinking back to resting size. ...Read more