Causes Of Pain Behind The Ear?
Hello .. Doctor I want to ask .. At first I took a shower rubbing my back ear .. Suddenly a strong pain .. I let it .. Over time the pain got to the cheeks and under the cheeks .. Until eating chewing and turning around was difficult .. Pain what and how to follow up doctor .. Because even when silent feels throbbing ..
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Pain in the back of the ear can be caused by several possibilities, including:
infection of the middle ear (otitis media) mastoiditis or infection of the mastoid bone (the mastoid is the bone located behind the ear) infection of the skin behind the ear (furuncle, carbuncle, abscess, cellulitis, etc.) trauma or injury to the head trauma or injury in the mastoid bone parotitis enlargement of the lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) infection of the throat (pharyngitis or tonsillitis)
To ensure the cause, it's a good idea to check with a general practitioner or ENT specialist. The doctor can ask more about other symptoms you are experiencing, do a direct examination of your ear and throat, and perform investigations if necessary (eg CT scan, examination of ear fluid if any).
For the time being, some of the things you can do include:
Do not scratch your ears with your fingers or any object. Compress the area behind the ears with a warm compress 3-4 times a day. If the pain is very annoying, you can take painkillers such as paracetamol to relieve it.
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