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Cramp Like Pain In The Tentorium Section Behind The Ears
Hi. I am experiencing patches around me hairline and behind the ears... a lot of skin is falling off from them.. it does not look like dandruff ..
Psoriasis: Perhaps you're suffering from psoriasis. Obviously that's just a wild guess out of left field. Go see your FamilyDoc or perhaps make a Virtual Consult so that we can see what you're referring to. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/psoriasis/basics/definition/con-20030838 for info while you're waiting for your appointment. Dermatologists have some amazing anti-psoriasis drugs. ...Read more
See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and management of pain in the head, face and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). They have trained 2-3 additional years after completing dental school in. They are the experts in this field. Look for OFP specialist near you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
EustachianTubeBlocke: Assuming that you're referring to painless pressure, it may be due to blockage of your eustachian tube which can be congested due to allergies or cold. Best way to get around this, besides time, is an allergy medication, eg antihistamine +/- decongestant. If pressure is painful, you may have otitis media or middle ear infection. We used to prescribe antibiotics but are shying away for this conditi. ...Read more
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, cartilege and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Likely infection: There are a number of conditions which cause lymph node enlargement, with infection being the most common cause. Behind the ear nodes can come from the ear, the skin, teeth and possibly sinuses. Take some Ibuprofen (if it's safe for you) and if the node persists, seeks care. ...Read more
Need diagnosis: There are very few if any glands directly behind the external ear or pinna. However, if the swelling is just below the ear, the mass may be a lymph node or a benign cyst or mass in the parotid gland. Finally, a lymph nose may appear behind the ear and does not have to be drained. See an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
See below: Pots-auricular nodes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pains: Aneurysm is usually asymptomatic until the clinical event occurs. Pain in the head could possibly be a sign of ruptured or enlarging aneurysm but it would be unlikely to be a sign of an aneurysm not actively enlarging or rupturing. In the spectrum of pains behind the ear, aneurysm would be way down on the list. ...Read more
Taking Temperature: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a reoccurring headache on my right side. It's behind the ear. I can point to exact spot and painful to push ?
? muscle tension: The most common is a muscle tension headache, but it could also be coming from arthritic-type changes in your neck: a cervicogenic headache. Migraine could also be a consideration, although migraines more commonly occur around the eyes. You should have this evaluated: testing including CT/MRI testing should be considered to exclude tumor, which would be unlikely. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am heavy head stiffness behind the ears. Can this be due to gastric? I am active in my exercise and do around 500 skipings per day.
Are there muscles located on the sides of head behind the ears. I been having crazy spasms there for a month, wakes me up in the mornings, both sides?
HI yesterday I went too the specialist and he removed my hole lympnode because I have a lot of them down both sides of my neck behind the ears, he sa?
I have this pain on the right side of my head, behind the ear, radiating to the temple and also on the back of my head. Its not unbearable pain, it just comes and goes in time intervals., but I am worried what could be the reason?
If it is beneath..: The skin and can be moved around it is most likely a cyst or a lymph node. Congenital cysts are often seen in this area in babies and young children but can appear later in life also. Lymph nodes in this area usually enlarge in response to a scalp lesion above or behind the ear, such as dandruff or a bug bite or scratch. ...Read more