I should have gone to a doctor first. I should not have tried to drain it alone. It MAY have gone away if my mom or dad had assisted me when I first tried to drain it but I’ll never know. I could have avoided making the problem worse. Luckily you came here and educated yourself on the matter. I know this issue will be resolved if you follow this advice. Keep your chin up and don’t let anyone tease you about it. Anyone who is going to attempt to make you feel bad about something you have little control over is not worth your concern (I’m only assuming this but I remember Middle School well and I know how mean other teens can be). Good luck!
Certain lumps in ears can be treated with home remedies. This depends on the severity and the seriousness of the lumps. For example, sebaceous cysts can be treated with tea tree oil. Saturating a cotton swab with tea tree oil and holding it to the cyst for five minutes and washing it with oil-free soap dries up the fluids in the cyst. This minimizes swelling. Swollen lymph glands behind the ears can be treated by gargling with salt water or turmeric. Pain with mastoiditis can be treated by pouring a few drops of warm, Mullein oil in the infected ear. Garlic oil may also used for treating ear aches associated with infected ears.
With prompt treatment, it is possible to cure mastoiditis. Seeking medical care early is important. However, it is difficult for antibiotics to penetrate to the interior of the mastoid process and so it may not be easy to cure the infection; it also may recur. Mastoiditis has many possible complications, all connected to the infection spreading to surrounding structures. Hearing loss is likely, or inflammation of the labyrinth of the inner ear ( labyrinthitis ) may occur, producing vertigo and an ear ringing may develop along with the hearing loss, making it more difficult to communicate. The infection may also spread to the facial nerve (cranial nerve VII), causing facial-nerve palsy , producing weakness or paralysis of some muscles of facial expression, on the same side of the face. Other complications include Bezold's abscess , an abscess (a collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue) behind the sternocleidomastoid muscle in the neck, or a subperiosteal abscess , between the periosteum and mastoid bone (resulting in the typical appearance of a protruding ear). Serious complications result if the infection spreads to the brain. These include meningitis (inflammation of the protective membranes surrounding the brain), epidural abscess (abscess between the skull and outer membrane of the brain), dural venous thrombophlebitis (inflammation of the venous structures of the brain), or brain abscess .