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Area Behind Ear
Flaky ears: Ketoconazole is an antifungal medication - and while putting it on dry areas of skin could likely help it (b/c it's in a cream form), a more appropriate cream would be a moisturizer or barrier ointment. I like aquaphor or eucerin cream. If your doctor has diagnosed a fungal infection, then ketoconazole is appropriate. I hope this helps! ...Read more
I have a lump that seems like bone that is protruding out and its red and when touched it hurts. Its at the head area behind the ear.
Wait: it is normal mastoid bone. stop rubbing it, u may feel ok ...Read more
The area behind my ears, on the bones feels tender to touch and slightly swollen at a few places since yesterday. What could it be?
I have a group of very painful bumps near my hairline by my ear and its making the area behind my ear in my ear and down my neck hurt bad what is it?
I have a lump on vein on back of head and the area behind my ear is tender to touch. What can that be & should I be concerned?
I have acute otitis media as well as eustachian tube dysfunction and have noticed a painful swollen area behind my ear...Is this normal? What can help
Possible lymph node: If it a small pea to marble sized lump, it is likely a lymph node that has become swollen in response to the infection. Motrin should help and it should resolve as the infection resolves. If the whole area is swollen, you should see your doctor as this may represent a very rare, but possibly dangerous complication of an ear infection - mastoiditis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tender area behind left ear with slightly raised lump on the mastoid bone and dull earache with tenderness in ear canal. Is this dangerous/serious?
Mastoiditis: You need to be seen and examined, preferably by an ENT doctor. This could be very severe and dangerous and you should go asap. Good luck and hope this improves quickly. ...Read more
Congestion, sore throat, slight ear pain tender neck area behind the ear, swollen glands, body aches ?
Can STERNOCLEIDOMASTOID muscle get caught on something? Felt an intense snapping in that area running from behind ear down neck. Area is now sore.
Pain on right side of ear/behind ear area. Starts from bumping ear or when using qtip. has happened for over a year, lasts all day?
Twitches all of n random areas of the body throughout day, But mostly right side of my head temple/behind ear area sometimes last all day? Concern?
I have a bump on the back of my head, in the area behind my right ear. It doesn't hurt or bother me, but not sure what it is or if cancer-related?
Worth getting check: That is something worth getting checked. It's an area where an enlarged lymph node can be so your doctor should take a look at it. ...Read more
Slightly swollen area above/behind right ear. Somewhat painful when pressure is applied. My glasses frames made me aware of the area. What could it be?
Several things: Preauricular and postauricular nodes are in this area and can swell secondary to reaction to regional infection. Skin infections such as pustules occur in this area related to plugged oil glands.Epidermal cysts are another possibility. If area becomes more painful or reddened could be infected and may need to consult physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3yo w/ear infection on antibiotic drops fever pain resolved very small area of pink behind upper ear no swelling. Mastoiditis?
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