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I have a small pinkish bump on my ear without any pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a small pinkish bump on my ear tragus with no associated pain. What is it, and is it dangerous? Not sure how long it has been there. I just noticed it two or three days ago.  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I can see a little red and swollen area (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). Most likely, it is a low-grade skin infection. I suggest you use a topical antibiotic like either Mupirocin ointment or Neosporin ointment...  Read Full »

Why do I have a cyst-like thing on the ear which is inflamed and sore?

Query: Hello doctor, The recent COVID test is positive. I got shingles on my chest last month. Now with the cyst-type thing on ear. Very inflamed and sore. It came on the head tonight. Not sure if it is related to the shingles or just inflammatory from COVID.  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. I had a detailed look at the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) you have sent. You have developed a furuncle over the ear with accumulated pus in it. This usually happens in infect...  Read Full »

I have headache and nausea due to infected cyst behind the ear. What is the treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old female with an average weight and a height of five feet. Recently, I was diagnosed with a cyst next to my ears. Sometimes, it gets swelled or infected and causes pain. Now I am on a waiting list to get removed. Today, I waked up with a headache, nausea, and swollen lym...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The signs of headache, nausea, swollen lymph nodes, and ear being swollen and sore indicates that the cyst has been infected. I suggest you start taking a course of antibiotics and pain killers as you are still on the waiting list to get operated. You can take tablet Au...  Read Full »

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