Swelling In The Middle Of The Front Of The Auricle?

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Good evening doctor, I have a complaint that 2 days ago there was a gland in the middle of my earlobe front, to the right of the right ear but if it was pressed it didn’t hurt. Only the gland was getting bigger. have experienced something like this in the left ear, even up to 2 times in surgery, because after the operation a year later it appeared again in a different part, and now instead it appears again in the right ear.

1 Answer:

Hello Alek,

Thank you for the question.

Swelling in front of the right ear can indeed be caused by enlarged lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). This condition can be a variety of possible triggers, often an infection, for example ear infection, other infections around the head and neck, tuberculosis, HIV, syphilis, and so on. In addition to infections, lymph nodes can also swell due to inflammatory disorders, malignancies, and also the side effects of certain drugs.

In addition to lymphadenopathy, swelling in front of your ears can actually occur due to other factors, for example mastoiditis, otitis externa, ear infections, insect bites, contact dermatitis, post-injury, benign or malignant tumors, parotitis, and so on.

Referring to your testimony that has also experienced a similar condition before, it will be far better if you now go back to see your doctor or ENT doctor. In this way, of course your condition can be treated properly according to the cause, such as being given medication, performed surgery, or also other therapeutic modalities.

At this time, don't manipulate the bumps that appear first, whether it's squeezing, moving, gouging, stabbing, or giving careless handling. Not only that, you also need to improve your personal hygiene and live a healthy lifestyle in your daily life.

Hope this helps ...

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