Lump In The Child To The Left Of The Child’s Ear
Hello Doc .. I want to ask, next to the left ear of my child there is a small lump, I brought to the clinic said the doctor I came to, the inner ear of my child there were blisters because often in matches. then I was given antibiotics, but the lump had not disappeared for 3 days. Actually, the lumps are affected because in my child’s ears are chafed or lymph lumps that appear without infection or injury in the body. It takes a long time, isn’t the dock for the lump gone? and the danger isn’t Doc?
Originally posted 2020-04-14 09:24:49.
Hello Mey ...
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A lump or swelling behind the ear can appear and disappear on its own. The average lump of hilan children around 2-3 weeks. However, in some conditions, if accompanied by other complaints, recovery time will be different and can persist or can get worse if not handled properly. Some things that can cause a lump or swelling behind the ear are:
- Strep throat = infection due to viruses or bacteria that cause inflammation can cause complaints of swelling in the back ear, this complaint can also be accompanied by complaints of pain in swallowing, fever, swollen tonsils, and dizziness.
- Otitis media = is an infection of the middle ear that can cause swelling or the appearance of a lump in the back of the ear. This complaint can be accompanied by ear pain, fever, the presence of fluid coming out of the ear, to the presence of hearing loss.
- Swollen lymph nodes = usually this condition arises when the body's immunity is down, swelling can occur in the back of the ear or under the jaw
Other conditions that can cause complaints of a bump on the back of the ear is acne on the back of the ear, abscess to lipoma. Usually the complaints appear lumps behind the ear accompanied by a wounded ear, the doctor will prescribe anti-pain and antibiotics. Keep consuming the drugs that have been given and here are some things you can do at home to help reduce the perceived complaints, namely: keep the ears clean and try not to scratch the ears first so that the inflammatory process does not continue, teach how to wash your hands properly and true to your child so that your child's hands are kept clean, cut your child's nails so that bacteria do not accumulate in the child's fingernails because it can be a medium for bacteria to enter the ear and can make the injured ear become inflamed, avoid using cotton bud first and do not often touch the bump area, it will only make the lump get bigger, keep taking the medicine as directed by the doctor, if the complaint does not improve, ear pain is still felt to interfere with activities or interfere with sleep, discharge from the ear accompanied by a fever, pendenga the decline immediately to the ENT specialist doctor so that it can be further examined.
In situations where the corona virus is spreading rapidly, if not accompanied by needs and urgency you should stay at home, or take care of yourself so that you are not exposed to the virus, if there are complaints such as sore throat that gets worse for more than 2 weeks, accompanied by fever more than 38 degrees Celsius, coughs, colds that do not heal until there is a feeling of tightness or difficulty breathing, even though you have tried to take medication, then you should check yourself to the doctor, for further examination.
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