Causes And Ways To Deal With Swelling Under The Ear And Feel Pain?
Good evening doctor … My child is a 6 year old boy, beside and under the ear, initially it was swollen and painful to the touch or when not touched … And accompanied by heat and dizziness. Within 3 days the swelling was flat but the fever was still high and accompanied by dizziness sometimes nausea too. Is this a goiter or ear infection? Please explain and how to maintain it. Thank you
Thank you for the question.
The appearance of painful swelling under the ear, accompanied by fever, dizziness, and also nausea in children may indicate:
Lymphadenitis (inflammation of the lymph nodes), often due to tuberculosis, cat scratch disease, or the spread of inflammation from other locations around the head and neck
Parotitis (inflammation of the salivary glands near the jaw and ears)
Otitis externa (inflammation of the outer ear, from the earlobe to the eardrum)
Mastoiditis (inflammation of the mastoid bone)
Others, for example otitis media, skin infections (such as folliculitis, abscesses, cellulitis), insect bites, contact dermatitis, jaw joint disorders, other viral or bacterial infections, drug eruptions, etc.
If it is true that the complaint has lasted for more than 3 days, you should not leave it alone. Check your child directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that his condition can be evaluated more deeply, such as by head to toe examination, laboratory tests, x-rays, ultrasound, or even biopsy. Depending on the cause, the condition of your child can later be treated with a variety, for example by giving antibiotics or antivirals if the suspected cause is a bacterial or viral infection, anti-inflammatory, and so on.
In the meantime, what you should do as a parent are:
Encourage children not to press, scratch, or give careless handling in swollen areas
Compress the swollen and painful area with warm water
Give the child paracetamol according to the doctor's recommended dosage to improve swelling, pain, and dizziness
Give children more to drink, at least 10 glasses per day
Feed the child little but often
Let the child rest more
Make sure the child always takes a clean and regular shower, help him clean around the swollen ears and neck area
Hope this helps ...