Right Ear Pain And Like There Is A Lump?
hellou003cbr /u003sorry I want to ask lately I often feel pain in my right ear, why is that ???u003cbr /u003e Is it because of the wrong sleeping position???u003cbr /u003 I always wear a headset too often but with a low volume, does that also have an effect???u003cbr /u003and I also feel pain in the neck area of my lower ear like there is a lump when I touch it and it hurts when I hold it but only a small lump, what’s wrong?? ?u003cbr /u003e Can the doctor explain it to me???
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It could be, pain in the ear occurs due to the wrong sleeping position, for example if you sleep on your side to one side of the body resting on the ear for a long time. However, if this is the only cause, then the pain should be temporary with a mild intensity.
If your ear pain persists for days, then there may be other underlying causes, for example:
Otitis externa (inflammation of the outer ear) Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) Cerumen impacta (buildup of earwax) Skin infections around the ear, for example due to folliculitis, acne, Herpes zoster Lymphadenitis (inflammation of the lymph nodes) Otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear), and so on Lumps Small patches in the neck area under your ear may be from inflammation of the post-auricular lymph nodes. This inflammation can occur due to a primary problem in the lymph nodes, or it can also occur because the inflammation spreads from your ear.
The use of a headset may be related to your current complaint. Excessive noise exposure, for example when you use a headset, is one of the most common triggers for tinnitus. In addition, if the headset you use is not kept clean, then this can also increase the risk of inflammation and cerumen buildup in your ears.
Therefore, the right step that you need to do right now is, check yourself directly with an ENT specialist. That way, it is clear the cause of the pain in your ear and treatment can be done appropriately. If necessary, the doctor will perform further tests, such as x-rays, laboratories, or also a biopsy to evaluate the cells that make up the lump under your ear.
At this time, you should avoid using a headset first. Keep your ears clean, simply by wiping them with a clean towel after every shower. Avoid picking at your ears excessively, whether it's using a cotton bud, wire, lighter, or something else. Also avoid pressing or picking the lump near the ear forcibly. You can take paracetamol first to help reduce pain in your ear.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah