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Swelling, itchiness, soreness behind ear, down neck, red whelps along jaw, spreading to skull base. Treatment?

Hi, my husband has swelling , itchiness and soreness behind his right ear and down his neck . Along his right jaw are red whelps. The swelling seems to be spreading a bit from right behind his ear to the base of his skull . Can t find any evidence of an insect bite. He doesn t have fever or feel sick otherwise. It is really uncomfortable for him. What could this be?
Asked On : Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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Dear Ashleygweaver
Hello I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon. On the basis of the iformation provided it appears that it may be related to ear
What is his age
Is there any history of ear discharge
Is he experiencing any hearing loss
Is he experiencing any pain in ear
Any difficulty in swollowing
Any history of diabetes
Any history of scalp infection
Any allergies
What makes you feel it is spreading to skull base

I suspect it to be malignant otitis externa but I will need more information.
Please respond back with answers to abovementioned questions.
with regards
Ravinder Sharma
Answered: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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