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Ear Cyst

Ear cyst refers to the small lumps or growths that develop in the ear. It may lead to symptoms such as ear pain and hearing loss. No treatment is required for an asymptomatic cyst. However, localized surgical excision is performed for cysts that grow to an uncomfortable size.

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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 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. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 infections ...  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. Shukla Radhika Hiren Hema

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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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