I have Kimura disease on my ear lobe. My right ear lobe has a swollen lump which was removed 4 years ago, but it returned one month later. Last year, I treated it with prednisone for 2 weeks which caused the lump to shrink back to normal. When the dosage of prednisone was halved, the lump started to come back again. I am currently taking the higher dose of prednisone once again. I want to know if there is any other medication for this disease.
Kimura disease is a rare, benign, chronic disorder that causes inflammation of tissue (nodules) under the skin of the head or neck. These nodules tend to recur despite treatment. The cause of this condition is unknown, but may be due to an immune response. 
Last updated: 1/20/2011
How might Kimura disease be treated?
For individuals with symptoms caused by Kimura disease, surgery to remove the nodules is the treatment of choice; however, the nodules often reappear after surgery.