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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest remedy for lumps in ear

I have a Huge lump right above my right ear. It started out small and same as skin color two weeks ago and now its tripled in size and hurts horrible. its really red! I thought it was an ingrown hair so i've been putting alcohol on it trying to get it to get a head so i can drain it but still nothing! Any ideas of what this could be and should i go to the dr?
Mon, 21 Jul 2014
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi. This could be an infected sebaceous cyst or Dermoid cyst. You should start a course of antibiotics like Amoxycillin 500mg thrice daily and some anti-inflammatory drugs like Diclofenac twice daily. Also, get the infection confirmed by a Surgeon and if felt appropriate by your Surgeon then a small surgery should be done to remove the pus from the cyst. Take care and let us know if you need any more help. Take care.
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