Fever Accompanied By Swelling In The Back Of The Ear?
Good evening doctor, it’s been two days since I felt a fever. my body also ached but did not experience dizziness or vomiting. I can still move as usual, since this morning my thyroid gland at the back of the ear was swollen there were 2-3 lumps in the right and left ears that were a little sore when touched. then there are some nodules in my body or face that are filled with water. maybe it can be explained what I’m sick of, thank you doctor.
Conditions of high body temperature or fever generally occur due to bacterial, viral, microorganism infections, so the body will try to ward off these infections by increasing body temperature in the hope that the cause of the infection cannot develop.
When someone has a fever, symptoms that occur are not only in the form of an increase in body temperature. Some symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, weakness, body aches, decreased appetite, nausea, or vomiting can occur (so it doesn't always have to be there)
The thyroid gland is located around the middle neck, so it's likely that what Ayulia feels at the back of the ear is not the thyroid gland. Nodules themselves are medical terms to refer to the condition of an abnormal lump-shaped tissue under the surface of the skin or other body tissues (for example vocal cord nodules) where the size is generally around 0.5-2 cm and can be felt when touched. The term nodule is used to describe the above findings but does not specifically refer to a particular disease. Because there are also many types of nodules which appear on the surface of the skin usually around the neck, head, armpits, groin, each of which has its own interpretation.
Some things that can be considered for the presence of a lump around the ear are pimples on the ear (acne does not only occur on the facial skin but can be on the head, neck, and body area), cartilage inflammation, folliculitis and ulcers. While some conditions that can be considered for the presence of a lump in the face area are acne, folliculitis, ulcers, chicken pox, herpes.
Ayulia's symptoms do not typically lead to a particular disease, so a doctor's examination is needed first. Therefore Ayulia is advised to consult a doctor so that more information can be obtained, namely through a more targeted medical interview session, and physical examination.
As an initial treatment Ayulia can consume fever medicines such as paracetamol, and try to drink lots of water and sleep for 7-8 hours a night. Also consume balanced nutritious foods and avoid excessive physical activity. Ayulia can also compress the forehead with warm water to help reduce her fever.