A member asked about a female:
My child's ear is swollen tierce it's normal size. there is a large swollen area on her head behind her ear. it is warm. what is going on?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novickanswered
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Swollen ear: Your child could have an infected ear. The area behind her ear is a swollen lymph node. You take your child to the ER or your doctor
3.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Raymond Schneideranswered
48 years experience
It sounds like an infection.: It specifically sounds like a sebaceous cyst abscess which the child should be seen for. Usually antibiotics will help. Sometimes it requires incision and drainage of the large lump.
3.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Lonnie Smith commented
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
You do want to have the child checked. It may also be mastoiditis from an ear infection.
Sep 21, 2014
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agreed that it could be mastoiditis. Go to the ER today
Sep 21, 2014
Last updated Oct 7, 2014
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