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Boil Behind Ear
I had a boil behind my ear lanced on Monday. I noticed that the incision has closed but still have a small soft lump? But not painful anymore.
Infected cyst: If lesion was primary sebaceous cyst behind ear but incision into and not resection of cystic site performed, then the remaining capsule will contain a small amount of sebaceous material which will build and enlarge the lump. At that point complete resection of capsule and content required. ...Read more
I believe I have a boil behind my ear. It red and swollen and tender. It popped and is a little itchy. Do I need to worry about spread of infection?
Best to see DR: A boil in tat area is close to the mastoid and needs an exam to access if antibiotics are needed ...Read more
Good morning Dr. I just started using ichammol ointment last night on a boil I have behind my ears the boil is now soft how long does it take for the?
Could I have MRSA in my bloodstream along with pneumonia? I was diagnosed with MRSA a week ago when I went to urgent care for a boil behind my right ear. They cultured it and put me on antibiotics. Sure enough it was mrsa. It hasn't even been a full we
If: If you have fever, chest pain, cough, and shortness of breath in the setting of MRSA skin lesions, you should be seen and have a chest xray if your doctor feels the small risk of the xray in prenancy is warranted by your symptoms and exam. Mrsa can get in the blood if you have pneumonia and can be checked for with blood samples. ...Read more
I have painful bump/boil apprx. 75 inch in size near posterior hairline on head behind ear. It happens every 1-2 months @ exact spot. Why & wht to do?
My gp prescribed me antibios for abscess/sebaceous cyst behind ear now I have a large boil like lump on neck. What does this mean?
Just curious why my surg did not give me antibiotics before he removes 3 impacted, infected wisdom teeth? I have small boils below jaw and behind ear
Not recommended: The overuse of antibiotics being the cause of super-bug infections (e.g. MRSA and VRE). Ask your surgeon for more information. ...Read more
Bump behind ear: Hello, the bump behind your ear could be the normal mastoid process which is prominent behind our ear or a lymph node. I have seen nodes behind the ear that needed excision. See your doctor for a recommendation. ...Read more
A few possibilities: Infection: skin, mastoiditis, pimple, shingles = common. Also common but rarely diagnosed: inflammation of the posterior or greater auricular nerves. Treatment for this might be neuroprolotherapy. Another cause could be jamming of cranial sutures behind the ear. If problem persists &/or other symptoms like fever or ear drainage-see Dr. Osteopathic exam & manipulation could help suture prob. & infection ...Read more
After 4 days from a car accident, I still can't turn my head to the left. Pain behind ear and deep. And around to base. Causes?
Huge painful knot on head. Right side behind ear. Should I be worried? Could I jave slept on it wrong? Please help! I'm panicking
Cyst or Lymph node: This is a common area to form small sebaceous cysts. They are formed from the oil/ hair folliclles in the skin. They often do not go away. Sometimes they can get infected and get larger or painful. It could also be a lymph node aggravated by a a scalp or ear lobe infection/ inflammation. See your doctor or an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. They are often removed or excised. ...Read more
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?
.5cm node behind ear, 1cm node on neck. 1st noticed both 8 mnths ago. Both stable. Is the fact that there are two a cause for concern? Healthy otherwis
Well, ....: Lymph nodes are tough to treat as often health individuals like yourself can get these nodes that get inflamed and elevated, often in a benign, possibly allergy mediated way, where they can get blocked and stay enlarged and visible/palpable. Only a biopsy will ever tell if problematic, but your dr can examine you and decide if that ever becomes necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Few things: This could be caused by nerve irritation stemming from your upper cervical (neck) spine. It could also be related to your mastoid bone. If you have had any recent infections, such as an ear infection, that infection can migrate to your mastoid bone and cause complications. You also have some muscle attachments just at the base of your skull that could lead to pain in the area. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Node or osteoma: A hard bump could be a lymph node but these usually are mobile. Sometimes the bone behind the ear (mastoid) is not smooth so may feel bumpy. If it sits right behind the ear lobe it could either be a part of the second cervical vertebra or a parotid salivary tumor which can be firm and slow growing. If it is enlarging I suggest it should be evaluated. ...Read more
Let me rephrase a question what is the best way to take your temp to be where is the best place ear, behind ear, orally, rectal?
See below: Rectal temps are most accurate, unfortunately.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hard as a rock node behind ear for almost 6 months now. I feel horrible. So many symptoms. What test should I get and why is this happening?
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Symptoms and an enlarged, hard, unresolving lymph node needs prompt evaluation to ensure it is not a cancer (lymphoma). It likely will need to be excised and taken to the lab for cell analysis. You also will likely need blood testing.
Don't sit on this. It must be evaluated sooner rather than later. ...Read more
1 centimeter movable node behind ear? 25 y old male. Been there for about 3 months, I don't think it has grown. Does movable mean its not as serious?
Not certain: It sounds like there is a fluid collection in the skin behind the ear. Questions to ask yourself: is this soft? Does it move when you touch it? Is it painful or red? Have you had any surgery in this region? There is a natural " lump" behind the ear that is called the mastoid process. This can have an infection and if there is surrounding fluid this may be the fluid lump rthat you see. See your dr. ...Read more
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more