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Treatments For Preauricular Pit
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
I noticed that there was a preauricular pit on the crus of my helix is that what caused the sebaceous cyst?
Could an unsheilded CT scan and multiple x-rays at 5 weeks gestation result in any of the problems wih my son? (autism, pvl, dysplastic kidney, silent aspiration, preauricular pit, heart murmur)
Recurrances: You may need a second procedure. If you continue with symptoms, it may be that part of the pit still remains. Okay to check with your doc/surgeon. A second opinion may help. Good luck. ...Read more
What kind of doctor should I go to if I have a preauricular pit infection. Can I go to a family physician?
Drainage: And antibiotics. If it recurs, you might need to have the entire area excised. Ask a surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more
See Surgeon: Many a times it is sweat gland infection (hydradenitis suppurativa). But, it may a boil. You should see a surgeon and let him/her treat you. ...Read more
Acne scars: It is unlikely that your skin will be clear but it can be improved. Treatment must be based on addressing the active disease (usually with oral retinoids and/or systemic or topical antibiotics and skin care regimen) and then using other methods to address the established scars. This can include peels, lasers, dermabrasion, surgery, grafts, fillers, grafts, etc. ...Read more
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