Due to various reasons such as infection, bone growth, allergy, some types of cancer, swelling and meringue behind the ear may occur. Here are the most common causes and treatment methods of swelling at the back of the ear
Various cancers, such as skin cancer, salivary gland cancer, and blood cancer, which can occur in the area behind the ear, also cause swelling and poxosis behind the ear. After these types of cancer, the gland usually does not cause pain and the swelling becomes bigger every day.
Treatment: Current treatment options include the elimination of cancerous cells by chemical or radiation, surgical removal or chemotherapy. The type of cancer, the stage of the cancer and the size of the vein play an important role in determining the treatment method.
It is called inflammation in areas with the highest number of fat and sebaceous glands. One of these areas is behind the ear. Inflammation, redness, swelling, sebaceous dermatitis symptoms of the gland. Climate change can be caused by stress, fatigue, neurological disorders or fungal infections. People with Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy or AIDS are more likely to develop seborrheic dermatitis.
Treatment: Skin biopsy and dermatological examinations help to confirm the diagnosis. Topical creams and lotions containing corticosteroids, such as hydrocortisone and betamethasone, can be prescribed by the doctor to lower the swelling. If the condition is caused by a fungal infection, the doctor will prescribe antifungal medication.
Benign tumors called benign tumors from the soft tissue behind the benign tumors, may appear as a gland or swelling. “Fatty lipoma” is a type of tumor that develops in adipose tissue. Soft, painless and lively as a lump. Benign tumors that develop in the tissues of the salivary gland can extend to the back of the ear and may grow in size or remain the same over time.
Treatment: This type of tumor usually does not cause serious health problems. However, if your doctor finds it appropriate, it can be removed by a small surgical procedure under local anesthesia.
Lymph nodes swelling
Swelling of the lymph nodes on the back of the ear can cause the formation of a pea-sized nodule filled with white blood cells and molecules of the immune system. These tubers are soft and sometimes cause pain. This indicates the presence of infection in the body. Parasitic infections such as colds, sore throat, viral and bacterial sinusitis, tuberculosis, cat scratch disease, tularemia, as well as toxoplasmosis can lead to swelling of the lymph nodes behind the ear.
Treatment: Antibiotic therapy with anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics is usually used to cope with bacterial infections. In parasitic infections, anti-parasitic drugs and broad-spectrum antibiotics are prescribed.
Immune system diseases
Immune system-related diseases, such as Lupus and Hashimoto’s disease, can damage the functioning of the lymph nodes behind the ear and cause swelling or gum.
Treatment: With the treatment of these diseases, the swelling behind the ear will decrease with time. Or if your doctor deems appropriate, you can also take the cloth with operation.
Acne is called small nodules on the surface of the skin. Acne, hormonal changes and abnormal levels of androgens can be caused by stress, staph infections or genetic predisposition. The emergence of acne on the back of the ear can also lead to the appearance of swelling or meringue.
Treatment: Acne-induced swelling behind the ear may heal over time. Drugs containing chemicals such as benzoyl peroxidase or retinoids can be prescribed for treatment. Antibiotics may be prescribed if they are caused by infection. In cases of severe hormonal imbalance, anti-androgenic drugs or hormonal therapy can be prescribed.
Causes of swelling behind the ear
- Throat infection
- Side effects of some drugs
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Mouth sores
- Thyroid disease or hyperthyroidism
- Recurrent head scalp infection
- Parasitic infections
- Skin, bone and joint infection
- Allergy to various things
How does the swelling or gland behind the ear go?
If you have a swelling or gland behind your ear, consult your otolaryngologist. The doctor will apply one of the above-mentioned treatments according to the diagnosis.