How To Deal With Lumps Behind The Ear?

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I want to ask, there is a lump behind my ear less than 1cm, after I ask, it turns out it’s cool, what medicine can cure this disease? I have tried Prolic for 5 days, 1 day 4 times it hasn’t decreased. R nThank you doctor

1 Answer:

Hello Achmad Fauzi,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

A lump behind the ear can be caused by inflammation within the ear causing the glands behind the ear to enlarge. The causes of the lump behind the ear:

Inflammation of the middle ear or otitis media. Our ears consist of 3 parts of the outer, middle, and inner ear. In the middle ear there is an earbone and eardrum. In otitis media there is usually inflammation of the eardrum so that hearing is reduced. In inflammation behind the ear, there is swelling of the glands behind the ear. Inflammation of the mastoid bone. This bone is located behind the ear. Inflammation as a complication of untreated ear infection. Viral infection. In viral infections such as measles, chicken pox, or some studies, dengue fever can cause enlarged glands behind the ear. Lymphadenopathy. Enlarged glands behind the ear that are accompanied by pain when pressed. Acne. Bacterial infection of the skin in the area behind the ear can cause a lump behind the ear. Abscess behind the ear. An abscess is a collection of pus under the skin. Cyst. A lump that is wrapped like a capsule and contains fluid in it is called a cyst. Lipoma. A lump that contains fatty tissue under the skin is called a lipoma. Prolic contains clindamycin which is an antibiotic. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. However, from the explanation of the causes that I mentioned earlier, not all of them are caused by bacteria, so the use of antibiotics here is still not correct. Improper use of antibiotics can make bacteria resistant.

We recommend that you consult with an ENT specialist before using antibiotics. The administration of other drugs to treat pain is by giving painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, and meloxicam.

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Hopefully my explanation can answer the question.

Regards,

dr. Kresnawati Wahyu Setiono

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