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Swelling of ear: It should only last as long as there is swelling of the tragus and ear canal. It should last 7-10 days at the most. ...Read more
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?
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
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?
Lymph node: Preauricular lymph nodes, just in front of the ear, are normal. A lymph node that is smaller than a pea, nontender and slightly movable, is likely just doing its job. ...Read more
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
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?
Pain in tragus and bad hearing within inner ear. Small lumps along jawline down to around cheekbones. Jaw pain and stiffness. History of ear infection.
Ear has wax and fluid buildup. Doc said no infection but tragus is swollen and ear is hurting. Ear infection?
You note ear wax and fluid build up. You note a doctor said no infection. You have pain and think it is infection. It is unlikely that you have an infection but I don't know your age, risks, symptoms beside pain.
In the summer it could be that you have build up and pain from allergies. The sneezing and inflammation can cause fluid build up. If persists then revisit your doctor for treatments ...Read more
I have sjogren's. my left ear is full of fluid and not draining. Now the tragus is swollen but no infection. Dr said maybe lymph node draining?
ENT Consult: This is an enormously complex case. Please see your ENT doctor to fit the pieces together and suggest a treatment plan that will minimize chronic hearing loss and vestibular dysfunction. This is a problem that you will look back on and want to know that the treatment rendered was the very best. You will also want to consult an ophthalmologist to treat the ophthalmic portion of your Sjogrens. ...Read more
Anyone can be infected but young children and older people are at risk of severe disease. Hus is more common in children.
Stec: stec (also known as vtec) infection can cause serious disease, including bloody diarrhoea, and sometimes haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Infection usually results from consuming contaminated food or water, or from contact with infected animals or people. Avoid eating underco. ...Read more
Problems?: If you have a urine infection, you need to be on antibiotics. If you are suddenly tending to get lots of infections, you need to be seen to be sure there's not something blocking flow of urine and causing the infections. If you are just concerned about possible urine infection, drink plenty of cranberry juice and possibly take Mannitol from health food store. Good luck! ...Read more
Too many to list: Good question, but it can't be answered meaningfully in this forum. Can you be more specific? Is there a situation you can describe that inspired you to ask this question? If not, then the answer is " too many to list.". ...Read more
Routine: All stool samples from patients with severe diarrhea sent to the microbiology lab are plated on media selective for shiga-toxin producing e. Coli, and may be subjected to an enzyme immunoassay when received. Positives go to public health labs that do pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and gene studies for comfirmation. ...Read more
Depends where: It depends what part of the body is infected. If in the lungs cough, sputum, chest pain and shortness of breath would be the symptoms. The classic signs of inflammation and infection are redness, swelling and pain. Fever, malaise, arthralgias and myalgias are also frequent symptoms when infected. ...Read more
Warm soaks: You can start by soaking your finger in warm water to encourage drainage of the infection. If the infection worsens despite doing this, you should see your doctor for a drainage procedure. Antibiotics can be used in more severe cases. ...Read more
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
HIV: Aids is the end stage of infection by hiv, a blood borne virus, through either contact with blood or other infected body fluid. It manifests by slowly destroying the immune system. Treatment is with a cocktail of usually three active medications, called haart therapy, under the care of an HIV specialist. ...Read more
Yes.: Infections at different body sites are treated differently and are often caused by different microorganisms. A viral conjunctivitis (pink eye) would be treated very differently than a bacterial infection of a toe or an abscess in the liver. It is important to consider the location of the infection and the clinical setting and to know what the specific offending pathogen is to treat an infection. ...Read more
Infecition: Yes I can but not in 400 spaces. See Wikipedia and hen if need more details lets chat. ...Read more
Diphtheria: Luckily in the Western world, we have greatly reduced the incidence of diphtheria. The disease is still found in some parts of the world- ie Africa, parts of Asia. The bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae is the type species for the disease diphtheria. Whether or not this bacterium has the toxin producing disease is the key question. A microbiological lab can analyze this and help guide treatment ...Read more
Staph infection: Staph infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, a type of germ commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Most of the time, these bacteria cause no problems or result in relatively minor skin infections. But staph infections can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, entering your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart. ...Read more
See doctor: This kind of symptom you need to see a doctor. The doctor may need to exam you and collect sample and send it to lab to determine what kind of infection. If infection not treated easily could affecting other female organ and might affecting you having baby in the future. ...Read more