Ear Pain, Swelling, And Redness?
I want to ask, my right ear is swollen, but just the outside, until it is red, then there is a lump under the ear, the side of the cheek, why is that?
Hello, thanks for the question.
Painful, swollen, warm, reddish ears are signs of inflammation. This inflammation can be caused by several things, for example due to inflammation of the external ear by infection with viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc. Can also be caused by foreign bodies in the ear that are not handled properly, due to trauma, due to complications of middle ear infections, mastoiditis, and others. Inflammation of the ear usually causes swelling of the lymph nodes around the ear, such as the lymph nodes behind the ear, on the neck, and others. To ascertain the cause of the complaint, you should consult your doctor, the doctor will conduct a question and answer regarding complaints, thorough and specific physical examination of the ear, and supporting examinations if needed such as laboratory tests, audiometry, x-rays, or CT scan. Specific examination of the ear can be done with a device called an otoscope. The treatment will be adjusted according to the underlying cause. Handling can take the form of drugs, drink or topical to the ear, to surgical procedures depending on the underlying disease. It is best to compress the cold on the bump area that is experiencing inflammation to reduce pain complaints, avoid prying the ears, avoid ear from intruding water (swimming, etc.), eat healthy and nutritious food, adequate fluid needs, and adequate rest.
Thus, hopefully it helps.