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What causes lump on ear?

Dear Doctor I am 45 years old, and 24 hrs ago, I felt really sharp piercing pains above my left ear close to my temple area. I also noticed there is a lump-like swelling, as if I have had a blow to the head. I have tried ice packs, ibuprofen and sleeping, but the pain is relentless. The spasms feel like gnawing every 2 seconds, and it's driving me insane. Please can you help???
Tue, 28 Apr 2015
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Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your situation and problem.
Since your temple pain is not subsiding by ice packs and ibuprofen, possibility of either temporal arteritis or skin infection (cellulitis) is more.
So better to consult doctor and get done clinical examination and ultrasound examination of swelling.
If there is cutaneous edema then possibility of cellulitis is more.
For temporal arteritis, steroids are given.
And for cellulitis, antibiotics are needed.
So better to first diagnose yourself and then start appropriate treatment.
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