Swelling Behind The Ear (next To The Earlobe, Close To The Neck)
Good morning Doc, I want to ask about my case, there was swelling in the back of the ear, precisely on the side of the right earlobe, closer to the neck (cornered near the base of the head / hair). What causes it huh Doc ?, This often happens, usually can be behind the ear right / left. Thank you for your time.
Thank you for the question.
Swelling at the back of the ear can be caused by many things, depending on the characteristics of the swelling itself, since when the complaint arises, accompanying symptoms such as ear pain, pain when chewing, fever, cough / runny nose, full ear feel, discharge, hearing loss, as well as ringing, triggers the appearance of swelling, a history of trauma, putting water into the ear, swimming, a history of previous illnesses such as coughing / runny nose, history of treatment, etc.
The following are possible causes of swelling that appear behind the ear:
Mastoiditis, or inflammation of the mastoid bone or bone behind the ear.
This is usually very influenced by the structure around the ear, so that additional symptoms that appear will usually be related to the ear. To diagnose the condition, the doctor will evaluate your complaint, perform a physical examination including the ear, and perform additional investigations if necessary such as X-rays to see inflammation and swelling, so the doctor can take further treatment such as giving antibiotics depending on the cause of the condition, ear drops , or ear cleaning. Visit an ENT specialist if you are swollen with severe pain, inflamed red, pus, and cause hearing loss.
Here are the things you can do
Compress the swollen part with a warm compress.
Take paracetamol to relieve pain when the swelling is painful.
Treat the underlying disease when you have an infection such as a cold cough, sore throat.
Sufficient nutrition and 2-3 liters of fluids per day.
Avoid cigarettes and manage stress well.
Hopefully this information can help.