Worried about my inside upper cheek as I have lumps


Q: Worried about my inside upper cheek as I have lumps and also a full feeling in my left ear for the last week

Worried about my inside upp...-1

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.com
I understand your concern.
From what I can see, there is a puss-filled swelling inside the mouth on the right side which occurs mostly due to a bacterial infection.

If the swelling keeps increasing in size it may have to be drained. I will advise you to get it physically examined by your physician who can recommend you both oral and topical antibiotics. The infection because of its proximity can cause a fullness like feeling in the ear. I will advise topical application of Metronidazole ointment as well as a course of Amoxycillin with a recommended dosage of 500 mg twice daily for adults for 7 days.

The sooner you can start the treatment the better.

Hope this was helpful,

Comments / Follow Ups

Patient: You don't think it could be cancer in your opinion?
Doctor: No, this doesn't look like cancer, this looks like a localised abscess. Please continue the treatment for a week and let me know.


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