Abscess near ear

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Avatar m tn I developed this lump under my skin near my right ear/jawline. It has been present for approximately 3 months and has doubled in size and is now approximately the size of a quarter. It started during a shingles episode, although I did not have a shingles outbreak in this part of my body. However, it started as neck fullness in that area which developed into a lump along my jaw line area that has persistently gotten larger over the past 3 months.
Avatar m tn I just recently got a lump under my skin near the bottom of my butt crack. I had it for about 3 days. Its about the size of a 50 cents piece, and its hard and sore. Its very very sore in one spot. I haven't noticed a change in my skin color. I've read that it could be from an infection of some sort. An ear piercing that I have got infected from using non gold about a week ago. I don't have health insurance yet, so I don't want to waste a bucnh of money if it is something I can do at home.
Avatar m tn The right side of my face near the ear hurts. There is a slight swelling also. This started within 6 hours of landing at Bangalore in India where the weather is a lot colder when compared to my hometown. There is a lot of relief when I apply a hot water bag to this area. Could this be because of the cold weather here. I'm a lady of 59 year.
Avatar n tn Its been 24 hours since my last dose of clindamycin and im three doses into cephalexin. My swelling has gone down amazingly. It is no longer in my throat or near my ear or eye. it seems to be only around the infection site now. my face almost looks normal and the pain has subsided a lot. I slept through the night only waking once for the first time since Sunday. I didn't notice any other effects like itching or redness. I was running a fever and shaking when I was In the er.
Avatar f tn Hello, This swollen lump near ear on the face can be due to a boil, abscess, cyst, swollen lymph node in response to an infection or a salivary gland infection. My suggestion would be to wait it out for a few weeks to see if it changes in size. If it gets smaller, it was nothing. If it happens to get bigger, then make an appointment with your doctor. You may take some pain killers or some anti-inflammatory drug if you have pain. Also apply warm compresses on the lump.
Avatar n tn this is in response to an old post about Peritonsillar Abscess. I figured I'd update it a little bit... about 3 weeks ago I thought I had strep... sore throat on only the right side, near my tonsil area, and it hurt all the way up to my inner ear... no fever, a little achey but nothing serious. I was put on a 10 day amox script. i took it for 10 days and felt fine, but as soon as I went off of it i felt sick again... this time my throat swelled up on one side and hurt all the way into my ear.
Avatar n tn i too have had a small pea sized lump on my ear at the back, just near to the crease. (if you put your finger just behind the lobe and rest it in the soft part, it is just above there) it is tender to touch and has been there for nearly 3 months. i dont think it has changed in size and it isnt a different colour so you wouldnt see it there until you feel it. i have not had the chance to go and see the doctor mainly because im not that worried about it but im curious to know what it could be.
Avatar f tn It could also be a folliculitis or an abscess. An infected cyst is also a possibility. All these would give you ear ache due to inflammation. Please get this investigated. Do let me know if there is any thing else and keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn Ok, so I've been putting up with on again, off again itching for months on my labia, near my vaginal opening. Never "diagnosed" with HPV but I did get rid of a suspected wart this past year. Can you have a bacterial infection without discharge? It drives me CRAZY sometimes, the only thing that calms it is gold bond ointment, which is minty and refreshing but I'd like no itch. No "rash" that I can see, unless I give in and scratch.
Avatar n tn well i am pretty self aware and two days ago i noticed a kidney bean shaped soft bump directly behind my left ear. it took less than a day to go from nothing to bean sized. it is soft for the most part, if i feel near the top of it, it feels kinda hard, like a layer under the puss maybe. i can move it a little, definetly feels like it is filled with puss. i have in the past had a bump appear, only to shrink and harden and eventualy i will forget about it, i had one on my upper eyelid.
1146080 tn?1261456820 All those things cause pain, pressure, or a wierd sensations to the left side of my head. I couldn't exactly pinpoint the area, just somewhere behind my ear. My husband tried massaging the area but it wasn't quite hitting the spot. It started hurting last night a tad more than it had been so I began pressing gently but firmly around the area and i found the source of the pain. there is an odd shaped rock hard lump between the cartilage in my ear and my skull.
Avatar n tn Dogs, because of their habit of scratching ears with back feet, can occasionally get dirt into a scratch, and it can form an abscess. Also, in that position (around the ear/neck area) infection could arise from a collar which has chafed the skin or rubbed dirt in. Some lumps are made up of fatty tissue.(Lipomas, which are benign, and normally do not need to be removed unless they grow or cause pressure on surrounding tissues.
Avatar f tn I woke up Monday(1/12) Morning feeling severe head ache at back of my head especailly when I try to turn my neck to left side. The pain is worse if I try to touch the spot which is located near my left ear about one hour dirction and one finger away. And when I touch it, I can feel swelling. I also had a dental appointment to see my Dentist on Feb 03. My question is if I have infection on my left side molar.
Avatar n tn I was wondering, does anyone have ear pain without any ear problems? I have been checked out by Neuro, ENT and GP and NOTHING. I'm wondering if I have TMJ but I don't know. Here are my symptoms...
Avatar n tn If there was no trauma to this area, this could be preauricular pits or fissures, which are located near the front of the ear and mark the entrance to a sinus tract. These tracts may become infected, leading to cellulitis or abscess. Complete excision of the cyst or sinus tract may be undertaken in cases of recurrent infection. Talk to your doctor about this or have this evaluated further by an ear specialist. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have a small hole on each side of my ear and the one on my right ear is the active one that secretes white stuff that smell pretty bad. So I watched a video on youtube about preauricular sinus infection and I learned that it could lead to the formation of abscess. When I was young, I didn't know what the hole was and I often got very irritated with it when it had secretions.
Avatar n tn Could this be an abscess or root infection? I have a dentist apoointment, but i thought a tooth abscess would cause severe swelling, and there does not seem to be any swelling, just the sore and pain that seems to be in the root of the tooth. Any help would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn my left side of my face near my ear is swollen and its blistering on top of the swelling and my glan in the side of my neck is swollen and very touchy when i look in the mirror the side of my house is swollen
Avatar m tn Next you could see if any of the draining areas have any evidence of infection, like tonsils, the skin, tooth abscess or an ear infection. Infections like tuberculosis can cause lymphadenopathy. It would be worthwhile to see if other lymph groups are enlarged namely, axilla and groin, these can be palpated, the others like those in the chest or abdomen may need a CT to detect their enlargement. Also correlate with blood counts, this could lead to further analysis.
Avatar m tn It hadn't happened in awhile until a few minutes ago. The main thing that is worrying me is this big red, raw spot on my top gums near the back of my teeth that randomly popped up. Just the other day it was a light red color, now it has become more red and a bit bigger, but the soreness has decreased. It only bothers me because my tongue keeps rubbing against it when I talk.
Avatar m tn If you have an abscess, you'll feel a lump in your cheek near there, or if a neighboring tooth hurts when you push on it, the dentist will have to check THAT tooth out for a cavity. At least you were given penicillin for the ear, it should also take out the bacteria where your wisdoms were, takes a couple weeks for the medicine to work. Also, sometimes when a dentist gives a numbing shot, it'll hit on a nerve and make it feel bad for quite a while, but then it goes away.
Avatar f tn What could cause a moveable lump behindy ear near my hairline? It have been there since October , went to the docs in dec and he said it's nothing to worry about... He said it was a swollen lymph node and it could be from my dry scalp... But it's still there..
Avatar m tn My Father has painful swelling (Tumor type) behind left ear since last couple of weeks. Doctor suggested CT NECK PLAIN & CONTRAST. The technique used is contiguous axial section of the neck were studied from the level of the angles of the mandibles down to the first dorsal vertebra.
Avatar m tn I agree with the other two comments. An abscess can cause pain through your entire mouth, near the ear, eye, etc. Sometimes the pain is so bad overall that you can't even tell which tooth is bothering you. You would definitely need antibiotics to clear the infection and then take care of the problem itself. If you can't get in to see your dentist on an emergency basis, the ER will give you something to help until you can get into the dentist. Good luck. An abscessed tooth is no fun at all.
Avatar f tn Over the past couple days I've been having some pain in my jaw (not affiliated with a tooth) and today I noticed a swollen bump right on the jaw line on the right hand side in between the chin and the back part of the jaw near the ear. The pain has been throbbing and has radiated all along the right side of my face, primarily including the inner right ear, the right temple, and of course the right side of my jaw.
17210770 tn?1456233708 Yea I take my prenatal everyday this time it started with a swollen gland near my ear then I got all blocked and started coughing now when I cough it feels like the baby is going to burst out my stomach all the muscles hurt its horrible and to top it off I'm not sure if I have an abscess or if it's something Else but the side where the gland first come up now my jaw hurts I can hardly open my mouth I've got loads of gland up on the inside of my mouth it hurts right up to my eye I can't sleep pro
Avatar n tn The following day I begaan to get awful pain again as my ear began to swell up once more causing such pain and discomfort, loss of hearing and noise in my ear....Pain killers would go away near to reduce the pain etc, I tried hot and clod compresses to try and ease the pain.
1356258 tn?1277667850 They tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV, were wormed, received feline distemper shot and Revolution (for fleas and ear mites). Today I noticed a bump or growth on the nose of one of the kittens. It is completely covered by his white fur, but sticks out 2-4 mm, goes from the middle to near the top of his nose and is about half as wide as his nose (maybe 3-5 mm wide by 1-1.5 cm high).
Avatar n tn I noticed my dogs face near her cheek is swollen and her neck on the same side is also swollen, its soft in her neck not hard. It wasnt a gradual growth i just notices it last night. Shes acting completly normal shell let me touch it. She does have bad teeth but my vet has never been able to check her mouth for as long as ive had her. I adopted her and she not very nice with other people (we have to muzzle her and sedate her prior to going to the vet). Any ideas of what could be causing this?