Ear, Nose & Throat Community
Cysts Behind ears.
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to ear, nose and throat issues, ear infections, nasal polyps, sore throats, and swollen glands.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Cysts Behind ears.

I get cysts behind my ears to often. I am 18 and never had a problem until recently. They are usually behind my earlobe. I have had 3 drained in last 6 months. Does anyone know what causes them or what prevents them? Is is some sort of symptom from something more severe?
Related Discussions
1268057_tn?1399131913
Sounds a sebaceous cyst and once you have had them the can keep recurring.  You can have it surgically removed which will stop the recurrence in that area.  Some people are prone to get them.  

Sebaceous cysts form below the surface of the skin and fill with sebum produced by the sebaceous glands of the epidermis layer of the skin.  They can also be filled with  blood, pus, fibrous tissues or keratinous substance along with the sebum.  

I would recommend seeing a Dermatologist to assess the site.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Ear, Nose & Throat Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Ear, Nose, Throat Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
209987_tn?1334790318
Blank
tschock
AB