A 38-year-old member asked:
what to do if i have pain behind my ear (mastoid bone)?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Mastoid pain: Greetings. This area is the location where a muscle of the neck attaches to the skull. So muscle tension can cause pain here. The mastoid cavity inside this bone connects to the middle ear space behind your eardrum. So an ear infection can cause pain. At this time, ibuprofen used regularly X 10 days with food can help to reduce pain and inflammation. See your doctor for confirmation.
Last updated Mar 1, 2016
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