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Bumps Behind Ears And Neck
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?
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
I recently acquired small bumps behind the back of my ears and the sides and back of my neck. What could this be?
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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I have a bump on the left side of my head right behind my ear almost by my neck! It's a size of a quarter an it hurts to just laydown on it?
Get checked: By a dermatologist who can let you know what it is or need for more tests. Take care ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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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Pimples on scap&larger bumps that pop up along hairline behind ears&neck. Waiting to see derm. What conditions are related to these symptoms?
My 21yrs old sister has fever 102f multiple bumps over scalp neck and behind ears and swelling on forehead the symptoms occur once a year please help?
Fever: High temperature might indicate infectious process. Please have her checked. ...Read more
Hard bump behind ear only right side. Squishy bump base of neck and side of neck also right side. Squishy bump on bottom of left foot. Worry or no?
See PCP or ENT: See an ENT to check those "bumps" - could be lymph nodes ...Read more
Woke up w/a tender bump (size of a pea/marble) behind my rt ear I started to get a radiating pain down my neck that also sits on my clavicle/rt should?
Infected cyst: Most likely you have infected cyst, you will need antibiotics and I&D please see your doctor. ...Read more
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?
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
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?
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too slow to get an adequate history. The INBOX Text consult requires you to be available to reply to questions. ...Read more
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
Stiff, painful neck left side. Earache, sore throat, swollen bumps in my hairline behind left ear. Feels like mosquito bites.
Pharyngitis & otitis: Please monitor your temperature & can you send a photo of hairline "swollen bumps." Are these bumps itchy. ...Read more
?: 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
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
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 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
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