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Painful swelling on cheekbone, pain persists even when swelling subsides, slight ache behind ear, headache. What could this be?

I have a solid mass, under my skin but on top of my left cheekbone, which swells like a golf ball sometimes. It it s really painful, and even when it reduces or becomes flat,there is a knawing aching pain going down into my ear and around the back of the ear. I also have a slight ache behind the ear, and below it is tender and lightly swollen. I have pain travelling up the side of my head as well. What is it?
Asked On : Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.

You might have developed bacterial abscess.

it is called as furuncle.

It is a deep abscess and is very painful.

Pain can be there on entire face, as the nerve supply of entire face is same.

A photograph would have helped me better.

Treatment is with antibiotics.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Fri, 23 Aug 2013
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