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Swelling behind left ear and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   'Dr here
User :   hi dr
User :   i am having a swolen gland like portion just behind my left ear
Doctor :   In the Pinna?
User :   today morning only i have noticed the same
Doctor :   Since when?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   what is pinna
Doctor :   The cartilage
User :   just behind the ear there is hard bone
Doctor :   Ok
User :   that area got swolen
User :   i dont know wht is this called
Doctor :   Is there any discharge?
User :   just today while giving hands to my hair i noticed that
User :   no
Doctor :   do yiu have any pain / redness
User :   see its not inside ear
Doctor :   Itching
Doctor :   I got you
User :   its behind the ear
Doctor :   Its behing the ear
Doctor :   In the temporal region
User :   may be i dont know the technical term
User :   but the same area behind my right ear
Doctor :   I meant is the swelling producing itching sensation / pain
User :   is not that much swolen
User :   it has a hard bone
User :   no itching
Doctor :   Thats normal
User :   a slight sensation
Doctor :   That the temporo mandibular joint
User :   see for 2-3 days i am feeling a little
Doctor :   Which is protruded the joint where your jaw fixes
User :   ok
User :   i will tell my whole story first
User :   ok
Doctor :   Unless there is pain / difficulty in jaw movements/ itching will not need to worry
User :   so last 2-3 days i am having some sparkling mild sesation
User :   in left ear
User :   i have no idea why its like that
User :   but today i found out this swolen portion
User :   and today in the evening i found that in my left neck
User :   another swolen portion is coming up
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   can you sen d me the pic
Doctor :   So that can help you better
User :   how can i send u pic
Doctor :   At YYYY@YYYY
User :   is there any way out
User :   ok
User :   i will take pic in web cam and send to u
User :   but write now i dont have that
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i will send tomorrow morning
Doctor :   Ok
User :   will it be ok
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   And you will require to follow up after sending the pic
User :   and just below the ear
Doctor :   I can help you better after i see the pic
User :   beside the jaw i am feeling some area is getting stifen up
User :   ok
Doctor :   Because void of examination
Doctor :   Do you chew tobacco?
User :   no i smoke
Doctor :   ok
User :   not much
Doctor :   I still did not get the exact picture
User :   2-3 daily
User :   at max
Doctor :   CAn you explain the swelling
User :   i dont know how much pic will reveal
User :   when i am giving hand i can realise
User :   after giving finger it can be realised
Doctor :   I will need atleast visulaiztion or examination to confirm the finding
User :   ok
User :   tell me sir
User :   if i have to go to specialist which specialinst i should go
Doctor :   Dermatologist
User :   is it a nerve problem, ent, or what??
User :   means skin problem
Doctor :   Probably
User :   dr there is no problem in skin
Doctor :   Plz send me your pic so that canhelp you better
User :   its like a swolen gland
Doctor :   Ok but how can confirm the same without visualization
Doctor :   It could also be an infection with pustule
User :   ok
Doctor :   There are no glands in the region you specify
User :   is it anything serious
Doctor :   No
User :   mild pain is there
Doctor :   You will require examination for the same
User :   which is negligable
Doctor :   Your complaints are not clear
User :   wht examination
Doctor :   Examined by a doctor
User :   which doctor
Doctor :   Dermatologist
User :   they check for skin right
Doctor :   Yes
User :   is gland problems comes under skin
Doctor :   As mentioned ther is no glands in the region you specify
User :   can u tell me which region u understand
Doctor :   Behing the ear
Doctor :   *behind
User :   yes
User :   there is a skull line portion right
Doctor :   yes
User :   that portion got swollen
Doctor :   I cant help you without you sending me the pic#
Doctor :   Need to visualize it
User :   if i send a mail with pic will u be able to identify my mail
User :   then how can i get ur recomendation
User :   wil i get it via mail
Doctor :   If its visible then sure will help you or else need to visit an doctor
User :   or i have to come to chat
Doctor :   You can login back tommorow
User :   wht time
Doctor :   Same time
User :   will u be there in morning
Doctor :   No
User :   r u a dermetologist
Doctor :   No general physician
User :   ok
User :   r u sure i have to visit a dermetologist
User :   or should i go to ent first
Doctor :   I cant confirm till i visulaize the pic
User :   ok
Doctor :   Send me the pic so that can guide you
User :   it didnt help to chat with you
User :   i got no information
User :   i am still anxious and worried about this
Doctor :   How do you expect me to guess your sweling. with vague description.
User :   i have given enough description
User :   its not veue
Doctor :   I will need to examine which is not possible atleast a pic will help
User :   i have told u exact location
User :   ok anyway thanks for u r help
User :   and ur effort
User :   i think i need to dorectly visit a doctor
User :   by chatting it cant be solved
User :   wht do u say
Doctor :   Yes that shouls help
Doctor :   * should help
User :   what?
Doctor :   You will have answer after examination in direct
User :   is there any body dermetologist there
User :   now
User :   or who knows about glands
Doctor :   No only general physicians
Doctor :   Even they will request you for an pic
User :   i think 30 dr is present
Doctor :   yES
User :   among them may be anybody work with this type of cases
Doctor :   All of us are general physicians
User :   can u ask them
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then you can post your query to the specialists in our pane;
Doctor :   Panle
Doctor :   *panel
Doctor :   You will get an e- opnion
User :   ok leave it
User :   u are not getting my point
User :   anyway bye
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Bye for now
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