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A 20-year-old female asked:

Hard lump forming on side of head above right ear two days ago, hurts to touch/lay on, cause some headache and hurts to open jaw all the way.

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Infection?: I would worry that you have folliculitis or an abscess in your scalp. This is probably a difficult area for you to see, but if it is red, warm, and painful, it could be infected. In this case, a health provider needs to see if it requires drainage and/or if you need antibiotics. I would recommend seeing a health provider soon.
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Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Possible abcess: A new mass that comes up suddenly and is painful to touch could be an abcess. This needs to be evaluated by a physician and may have to be drained.
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Last updated Mar 4, 2018

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