Left Ear Pain Inside And There Is A Lump Behind The Ear?
Ass … I want to ask this question, my father has an earache on the left side of the inside, I have taken him to the hospital and checked he said there was no problem and was given pain medication by the doctor, but the results remained the same still feels pain in his ear until today has not disappeared as well and there is a lump behind the ear, the pain has been experienced almost 3 months … Please enlighten me what should I do and how to handle it if I have to buy medicine, what medicine is good for my father … Thank you, hello
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Ear pain or otalgia can be caused by several underlying medical conditions. Pain originating from the ear organ itself is called primary otalgia. The most common causes of otalgia are the outer ear trade (otitis externa) and the middle ear trade (otitis media). Symptoms can be accompanied by hearing loss, feeling full in the ear, to the presence of fluid from the ear canal. Physical examination of the ear can directly assess the cause whether it comes from the external or middle ear.
Ear pain where the disorder originates from organs outside the ear is called secondary otalgia. Determining the diagnosis may be more difficult because it is related to the innervation around the ear organ to the innervation in the brain that is complex. The most common causes outside the ear organ are disorders of the jaw joints or due to dental infection.
If at this time complaints have not diminished, you can do a second opinion by checking with an ENT specialist at another health facility. Doctors need to assess whether there are conditions that aggravate healing, the degree of disease, disorders outside the ear organ, and so forth. In some cases, further tests such as X-ray or CT scan may be needed. Future treatment will depend on the underlying cause or final diagnosis of the disease.
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