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How to get rid of lump under the ear?

my niece is having a CAT scan right now due to a lump under her ear. It has grown since she went to the dr. on Mon. Went back to dr. this am because it hurt bad. He sent her to ent and ent sent her for cat scan. The ent told her not to eat or drink anything in case they have to do something tonite. Any ideas? She is ten
Mon, 27 Jul 2015
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Hello,

Treatment of infra-auricular lump below the ear-
The painful lump below ear could be -Parotitis-as its very painful and is present lately. Your ENT-doctor may be planning incision and drainage to save the parotid gland function by decompressing the pyogenic process.

I would advise you to consult emergency room ENT-surgeon and excise it completely under antibiotic cover. So keep cool and consult your emergency room ENT- surgeon, if need be, who would treat it accordingly. So don't build up wrong concepts and create more psychic complications in you which would increase risks and costs to you.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mukund Savaskar
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