What Disease If There Is A Lump Under The Right Ear?

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Excuse me, I want to ask my mother, below the right ear there is a large lump about the size of a ping pong ball, I want to check with the doctor closest to you, you don’t dare, if I ask, it doesn’t hurt if you touch it, it doesn’t hurt. I am worried that in the future there will be bad impacts, and unwanted things will happen. Do you think the lump needs to be operated on or can it be treated in a herbal way? thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Mr Ilham! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.

Lumps behind the ear can be caused by infection, enlarged lymph nodes, cysts, and lipomas. Infection that can occur in the area behind the ear usually occurs due to ear infections that are not handled properly, resulting in mastoiditis. Apart from ear infections, lumps due to infection can also occur due to infections of the skin. The skin tissue eventually dies and collects with white blood cells that fight infection. The collection of dead tissue and white blood cells will form pus which accumulates under the skin to form a lump called an abscess. Enlarged lymph nodes often occur as a result of infection in other areas. Lymph nodes contain cells that are responsible for maintaining the body's defenses, so that the size of the lymph nodes will increase if there is infection, inflammation, or malignancy (cancer). Cysts are sacs under the skin that contain water. Cysts are usually painless and can be moved from the outside. Lipoma is a layer of fat that collects between the layers of the skin. Lipomas can occur anywhere on the skin and are usually harmless. Lipomas are usually painless, feel rubbery, and can enlarge.

Most lumps behind the ear are harmless and do not require surgery. However, some lumps may cause damage to surrounding tissues, such as nerves and ears, if not treated properly. If there is nerve damage to the area, your mother may experience hearing loss or even facial paralysis. You also need to pay attention to whether your mother has a fever or is losing weight.

You should go back to persuade your mother to immediately go to the nearest doctor for further examination. Tell your mother that the lump behind the ear is often harmless and can be treated with medication without the need for surgery. If surgery is necessary, surgery should be performed now before the lump gets bigger and the surgery becomes more difficult. If the lump is dangerous, herbal remedies cannot treat the lump. Of all the possible diseases that I have mentioned, there is no herbal treatment that can handle it. Your mother will need to be taken to the doctor for further tests.

This is the information that I can convey. I hope this helps.

Regards,

dr. Selvi

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