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Acne like bumps behind ears and down neck, jawline. They get very inflamed, sore, and sometimes itchy. Seem to spread quickly. Is this just acne?

Acne like bumps behind ears and down neck, jawline. They get very inflamed, sore, and sometimes itchy. Seem to spread quickly. Is this just acne?

Acne: It is common for inflammatory acne to involve the jaw line in women. A dermatologist can confirm the diagnosis and offer anti inflammatory medications where appropriate. ...Read more

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My son is 12 and he got small red bumps behind his ears, neck, arms and back. What could that be?

My son is 12 and he got small red bumps behind his ears, neck, arms and back. What could that be?

Visit the MD: The best advice is for you to visit your doctor. If your son has red bumps on his face and neck that spread downward and has a fever, you should seek immediate medical attention. If he does not have a fever, the differential diagnosis is quite large and he should visit a doctor for a full exam for diagnosis. When exactly did the rash start? Your MD needs his medical history and vital signs. ...Read more

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I recently acquired small bumps behind the back of my ears and the sides and back of my neck. What could this be?

I recently acquired small bumps behind the back of my ears and the sides and back of my neck. What could this be?

Needs evaluation: These bumps maybe an infection, but could also be a sign of a cancer. You should see a physician to follow these bumps and arrange a biopsy if you need it. ...Read more

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On Monday morning I woke up with a pain behind my right ear and neck and there's like a small bump being my ear, today is still hurting?

On Monday morning I woke up with a pain behind my right ear and neck and there's like a small bump being my ear, today is still hurting?

Lymph node.: That sounds like enlargement of a postauricular lymph node, which can happen when you're sick with a sinus infection, which could explain the rest of your symptoms. As long as the lymph node goes away along with the infection, then everything is fine. For the sinus infection, though, you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Bumps behind Ears, it all started after I took a shower. This has been going on for 5 weeks now. Getting head chills and neck pain (back and side)?

Bumps behind Ears, it all started after I took a shower. This has been going on for 5 weeks now. Getting head chills and neck pain (back and side)?

See a doctor: Please see a doctor
Lump behind your ears associated with chills, and pain does not sound something I will keep to myself,
So please go and see your doctor for proper evaluation, and treatment. ...Read more

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What might it mean if you have small bumps starting behind your ears and spreading down your neck and under your jaw?

What might it mean if you have small bumps starting behind your ears and spreading down your neck and under your jaw?

Need to see it: This is a pretty vague description. Are these bumps on the skin or under the skin? What do they look like? Are they painful? Skin stuff generally needs to be seen to tell what it is. ...Read more

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Two bumps on the back of my head, not behind my ear but in the middle left on the back of my head. Also one on my neck. Should I be worried?

Two bumps on the back of my head, not behind my ear but in the middle left on the back of my head. Also one on my neck. Should I be worried?

More info, please: How long have you had them? Do they hurt? Do you have any other symptoms? Cough, dandruff, acne, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss? Small bumps below the skin could be lymph nodes or cysts. It is safest to have this checked out by your doc to see what they could be. ...Read more

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I have two bumps on the right side of my neck and they hurt when you touch them and I also have one behind my ear and on the back of my neck near my hairline?

I have two bumps on the right side of my neck and they hurt when you touch them and I also have one behind my ear and on the back of my neck near my hairline?

Probably lymph nodes: The lymph nodes on the side of the neck can get swollen and tender if you have any type of throat inflammation or infection. The lymph nodes behind the ear usually can get inflamed when you have a cut her a break in your skin and your scalp but they also can get inflamed if you have a viral infection. ...Read more

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I've eczema n used to get d bumps behind my ears. Recently that stopped n seems to have moved to my neck. Is it possible that these flare ups actually 'move' about n change places?

I've eczema n used to get d bumps behind my ears. Recently that stopped n seems to have moved to my neck. Is it possible that these flare ups actually 'move' about n change places?

Yes: Yes eczema can affect almost any area. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to make sure there is nothing else causing this problem. ...Read more

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I found a bump on one side of my neck, then one in m hair line on the back of my neck, now I found one behind my ear, they hurt what are they, ideas?

Lymph nodes: When you have an infection in your scalp, face, sinus, or even a cold this can happen. If they don't resolve see your primary md. ...Read more

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8mo old has broken out in little red bumps all over face, back, neck, thighs, and behind ears. Diagnosis/advice/suggestions?

8mo old has broken out in little red bumps all over face, back, neck, thighs, and behind ears. Diagnosis/advice/suggestions?

Needs to be checked: This kind of rash in 8 months old baby needs to be looked at as at this age it can be caused by several conditions like viral infections, other childhood infections, allergy, seborhic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis (infantile eczema).Take the baby to the pediatrician to be checked. ...Read more

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Follow up to previous ques, have lentil size bump directly behind/under ear, deep inside skin. If a cyst how long until it goes away? Not neck cancer?

Follow up to previous ques, have lentil size bump directly behind/under ear, deep inside skin. If a cyst how long until it goes away? Not neck cancer?

Lymph nodes node: If you have a lump under your ear right on the bone then it is a periauricular lymph node. If it is 1 cm or smaller then continue to observe. Although neck cancel can cause lymph node Sao could an infected ear piercing and skin cancer like melanoma. Your doctor will look at your hair and evaluate. ...Read more

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I have small non red itchy bumps on my neck chest and behind my ears?

I have small non red itchy bumps on my neck chest and behind my ears?

Too young to post!: Sorry, but according to the guidelines, you are too young to post on this forum, and for us to advise you. Please have your guardian/parent ask. ...Read more

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Rubbed cryoderm on neck for pain large bump appeard behind ear small bumps on hair line r side of neck tight hair band around head feel ruff sore?

Rubbed cryoderm on neck for pain large bump appeard behind ear small bumps on hair line r side of neck tight hair band around head feel ruff sore?

Infection or allergy: Your symptoms suggest the possibility of allergic reaction or possible infection. With any skin lesion it is always best to see and feel the lesion. Recommend you see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

? ECZEMA: This appears to be eczema. Did you use a new soap, facial cream or lotion. If you did stop using it. Take oral benadryll. You can try an over the counter steroid cream--if not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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Experienced pressure where I had brain surgery on right temporal lobe and behind ears and bumps behind ears swelling up the ride sode of neck. Ideas?

Experienced pressure where I had brain surgery on right temporal lobe and behind ears and bumps behind ears swelling up the ride sode of neck. Ideas?

Consultation advised: Medicine is far to complicated to try and give medical
advice based on one sentence of information. You may find an online consultation at Health Tap helpful. Voice, video or an INBOX Text consult are best. A text chat is least desirable if you have a complicated question as it's
too slow to get an adequate history. The INBOX Text consult requires you to be available to reply to questions. ...Read more

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I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?

I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?

Infection: It sounds like you are developing small lymph nodes. These often form in response to infection. It would be best to see your doctor for an evaluation of your scalp and ear to try and find the source of infection so that it can be treated. ...Read more

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My baby has a new dime-sized soft bump behind the head, on his right side just above the neck?

My baby has a new dime-sized soft bump behind the head, on his right side just above the neck?

?: There are several possiblities. In the area you described it could be a gland but there are also several benign cysts that often come up there. Either way I would see your pediatrician, most of us have seen many of theses bumps. Its good to know for sure but very likely nothing needs to be done. ...Read more

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I have bad posture. I have a bump behind my neck probably due to my head always being down. Is there a way I can get rid of it?

I have bad posture. I have a bump behind my neck probably due to my head always being down. Is there a way I can get rid of it?

Likely C7...normal.: The bump at the back of your neck is likely the C7 spinous process. This is normal, and everyone normally has it. It is more prominent in some. (Not having it is abnormal.) You can try to minimize it by correct posture, but do not worry about it. ...Read more

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I have pinkie size bumps behind & in front of both ears also feels like something stuck in throat is this part of hypothyroid?

I have pinkie size bumps behind & in front of both ears also feels like something stuck in throat is this part of hypothyroid?

See your doctor: The "bumps" in front of and behind your ears are likely unrelated to hypothyroidism. They may be lymph nodes. The sensation of something stuck in your throat is not normal. Please see your physician for an examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have a red bump right behind my uvula. My throat feels a little scratchy and my ears and itchy as well. Should I be concerned?

I have a red bump right behind my uvula. My throat feels a little scratchy and my ears and itchy as well. Should I be concerned?

Duration?: If these symptoms are not getting worse or have been present for less than 10 days, they are likely from a viral infection. But the ear itching points to allergy. If you are not feeling ill, just give it a few more days. If the problem persists beyond 2 weeks or are getting worse, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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There's a bump behind my right ear. It hurts and my throat hurts as well. My head hurt last night but my throat pain and the bump has not went away?

There's a bump behind my right ear. It hurts and my throat hurts as well. My head hurt last night but my throat pain and the bump has not went away?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more