OK, this is weird, but I thought I'd see if anyone knows what the heck this is or what to do for it.
I have sometimes gotten a pimple inside my ear and you can feel the lump and it hurts, then it will pop and go away. Well for a few days last week I had been noticing a pain and swelling inside my right ear and figured it was a pimple. I can't see in there at all and I managed to leave it alone, but it kept getting bigger and more painful, so on Friday night I used warm compresses jammed in my ear and (sorry this is a little icky) it loosened up and I pressed on it(OUCH btw), using a kleenex and there was blood and clear liquid, but not any white substance as you would expect from a pimple. That's when I thought maybe it had been a cyst. The swelling and pain reduced significantly, but it still hurts if I touch the spot inside my ear, or the place where your ear joins the side of your face, the bit that sort of makes the bottom of the opening of the ear.
Now, yesterday, I'm having the same feeling in my left ear! I haven't gotten the swelling, but it's painful to the touch both outside and inside the ear.
What the heck is going on?! This is not a lymph node spot, right? Is it allergies? I don't get bad allergies, but will have sinus headaches sometimes...I'm not suffering particularly from any "normal" allergy symptoms right now. And to be clear, this is not IN the EAR CANAL, it's just inside the ear (I have no idea what you call that space!) and it feels like it goes down vertically from inside the ear along the side of my face where the ear is attached.
OK, lol, I know this is weird, but it's annoying and painful and really surprised me when it started up with the left ear, too.
Thanks if anyone has any info or suggestions.