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Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Antibiotics & check: If the tragus is red, swollen & tender from an infection, i would first start a topical antibiotic ointment to the area like bactroban (mupirocin). I would get this checked out by an ENT doctor who may be interested in prescribing oral antibiotics for this if needed. The most important thing is to see a doctor to start some form of antibiotics if needed. An ENT would be the best choice to treat this. ...Read more
Tragus ear ring: Cleaning it by taking it out once a week and cleaning the ear ring and the piercing with hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol and then applying a little vaseline should keep the area healthy and clean. Mind you that rings in ear going through cartilage can cause keloid type scars even if you are not prone to keloids. If you see that happening, see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
New Tragus piercing is oozing white stuff. Possible infection? I herd removing piercing is bad because it can seal infection in 2 your body. True?
Yes: Rinse out well with any kind of water. Throw away Bacitracin & neosporin: they are absolutely useless and are among the most common things people are allergic to. Frequently allergic reactions to these useless antibiotics are mistaken for infections because they are red & weepy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got a hardish lump next to tragus in parotid/preaucular area. Got an ear infection and get them frequently. Feel well otherwise but need reassurance
Mgt: If the area is not painful to touch and does not increase in size, the natural progression of reactive nodes is to eventually resolve in the next several weeks. ...Read more
My right tragus and ear has been hurting for about a week. Muffled hearing and neck pain on right side. What is wrong? Ear infection?
Yes, probably: I'm impressed you know the term tragus. Good for you! Please see your family physician for an exam and antibiotics if necessary, or even an ENT consult if needed. Are you going into the medical field? It is rewarding, although a lot of work. ...Read more
Had a bump on the backside of my ear tragus painful no touch 4 days puss came out today pain inside ear & face is this a ear infection starting?
I have a small hard lymph node next to my tragus , it's not visible to the eye but I can feel it if I press it. I have an ear infection?
I noticed a small pea size lump right in front of the tragus of my right ear its under the skin. Causes dizziness and headaches. Infection?
Strange: Your presentation is very odd for your described symptoms. You should see your doctor for all the symtoms and get evaluated ...Read more