Danger From Injury To The Lymph Nodes Around The Ear?

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If we hit the gland in the ear what happens?

1 Answer:

Hi Nikita,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The gland is the name for body cells that can produce certain secretions. There are many types of glands found in the ear, for example sweat glands, oil glands, and so on. Around the ear, there are also lymph nodes that function as a place to stop and proliferate white blood cells that play a role in maintaining the body's resistance.

Need to be clear, what gland do you mean? What are the lymph nodes behind the ear?

Under normal conditions, the lymph nodes around the ear will not be easily palpable on external examination. However, due to several factors, for example lymph node infection (such as tuberculosis, HIV, or syphilis), inflammation of the head or neck (eg ear inflammation, gingivitis), or malignancy (eg lymphoma, leukemia), these glands can become swollen and forming a lump. In the medical realm, this swollen lymph node is also known as lymphadenopathy. Depending on the cause, these lumps can be mild, but they can also be dangerous.

Mechanical injury to the lymph nodes around the ear, including for example when the swollen gland is hit, can cause the gland to burst. If the enlargement of this gland occurs due to infection and inflammation, the rupture of this gland may be accompanied by a discharge resembling pus. Treatment for this condition needs to be adjusted to the cause of the enlargement of the gland, which can be by administering drugs, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and so on.

Unfortunately, you didn't go into more detail about what glands you meant. Thus, it is very difficult for us to determine the best treatment that can be done for this condition.

Therefore, you should try to have your complaint checked directly to a doctor or ENT specialist so that you will get the best examination and treatment.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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