A member asked:

Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. what to do ?

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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Abscess: These require the assistance of a doctor. It might be simple and time will heal but if not the infection can spread to the bone and ear structures and explode into you brain. Go to get help! now!

Answered 7/6/2019

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Agree with Dr. R: In India, it is imperative to rule out infection with TB, so do see your doctor.

Answered 7/9/2019

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