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Dry Flaky Skin Behind Ear
Seborrheic dermatiti: Dry flaky skin behind the ears is more likely due to seborrheic dermatitis, a condition that is cause by excessive colonization of a common yeast called pityrosporum ovale (or malassesia furfur). Treatment typically involves reduced colonization, such as the use of head and shoulder, Nizoral (ketoconazole) or selsun blue shampoos. Lather and leave in for 5min then wash off. ...Read more
Try hydrocortisone: This sounds like you have what is called "seborrheic dermatitis". What a big word for something so common! It is in the eczema family. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream, rub in for 30 seconds 2 times each day whenever the rash is present. There is no cure for this, it will almost always come back. Don't get discouraged, just keep the Hydrocortisone handy. ...Read more
Can dry itchy (irritation?) ear skin causes lymph node behind ear to swell? Kind of hard and ever so slightly movable.
My boyfriend has very dry flaky skin inside of his ears and between his eyebrows and above his lips. Nothing seems to help. What could this be?
I get dry, flaky skin in my ears and on the back of my right calf muscle. How can I get rid of this?
Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory rash along the scalp, secondary to a yeast. The rash can have a spectrum from mild dandruff, to severe red itchy plaques. Treatments can consist of over the counter shampoos that contain zinc pyrithione or selenium sulfide. There are prescription shampoos that can treat the yeast or the inflammation. ...Read more
Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?
Penile dermatitis: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. Most genital rashes are not STDs, and this doesn't sound like one. Best to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Start with your personal physician, or perhaps a dermatologist. Good luck. ...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
Lipoma: Lipomas, a fatty tumor are common in this location as well as a few other tumors. Has the lump been present for some time or rapidly developing recently? If rapid, get an evaluation by an ENT specialist fairly soon. If it has been there for some time, you can probably ignore it if it does not bother you and is not changing. ...Read more
Hopefully: It will resolve without intevention. You may have a swollen lymph node or cyst that may or maynot be infected. If it doesn't resolve - get it checked. ...Read more
Consider taking something cold from the freezer, wrapping it in a towel, and placing it on that area for 10 mins on, then 10 mins off.
Good luck. ...Read more
Possibly: If you are completely normal with just some pain at the site of impact, you probably can continue to observe. However, if you had loss or altered awareness, focal neurological deficit, worsening headache, are on blood thinners, etc., you ought to get it checked out. If in doubt, err on the side of getting checked out. ...Read more
Since daughter was 3 (7 now), she says she feels a pop inside her head behind ear with a small quick pain and then a warm sensation...Ideas?
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 wouldn't worry: If there is no weakness associated with either the right side of your head (meaning muscles of the face) or behind the ear (not too much back there that could get weak) then, I wouldn't worry about much. ...Read more
Minor hit on head behind ear. 36 hours later still have localized pain. No dizziness, N/V, vision issues. Should I just be patient with the pain?
I was punched in the side of the head. Had aweful headache for 8 hrs &now massive bruise and swreling on ear& bruise behind ear. Nauseous. Head sore 2?
I have red itchy and flaky skin on th back of my left ear its been there for years what do you think it is?
I have a lump behind ear on head, hard but slightly mobile. Been there a month but got a little smaller, should I get it checked with dr for cancer?
Yes: This may very we be a swollen benign lymph node associated with a resolving infection because it is getting smaller. Please get it checked by a doctor because this is something that needs to be examined and sometimes even biopsied to be sure what is going on. ...Read more
I have tiny pimple size bump on back of ear (it's not a lympnh node behind ear) it's an actual tiny bump on back of ear. Looks like it's under skin.
Bump behind ear: This could represent a cyst. It is best to have it evaluated by your doctor as we can not see it or examine it on health tap. ...Read more
Hit left ear back of head behind ear lower head left side hard on brothers shoulder 3 days ago still bit of pain that side and when I touch any damage?
Wait a little longer to see if there remains any pain.
This type of trauma usually is painful but not that destructive. If it persist see your doc. ...Read more
What could a knot behind ear on head it is about mid way my ear about the size of grape and it move pain free but I have had it for 15 yrs not grown a?
See my prior answer: If it moves and grape sized then could be tumor such as a benign fatty lipoma or salivary tumor. 80% of parotid salivary rumors benign but would still have it evaluated. ...Read more
Do u wear glasses?: If you wear glasses make sure they do not get too tight behind your ears! Very common pain in bone from pressure! If not - do u have sinus& ear pain, congestion? Fever? Headache? If not - unlikely sinus infection. Try Ibuprofen, cold compress, rest, gentle massage- " Tiger balm". If pain persists - see doctor. ...Read more
Feels weak and tired and has a lump behind ear that itches. Feels like he has a head cold and a swore throat.
See a doctor: Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. You need to be seen and examined. ...Read more
SIDE OF HEAD: SIDE OF JUST ABOVE AND BEHIND THE EAR ...Read more
Strange bright purple annular lesion behind ear about size of a nickel, regular skin in middle. Slightly elevated. No pain or itching. Ideas?
Evaluation: See an ENT doc or dermatologist for exam, probably biopsy. ...Read more
Soreness behind ear on top of head and next to temple ride my bike about 30 km to work everyday with a bag on my back - could it be neck problem?
Tension: Could be muscle tension from the bag transmitted to that area, however given the location. Near the temple you need to see your doctor to rule out a potentially dangerous condition called temporal arteries which can affect your vision. If left untreated can cause blindness on the side which is irreversible. ...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?
19 month old son has marble sized lump behind ear and two smaller ones on back of head all feel fixed and quite hard no other symptoms but im worried?
Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them. If you feel around you should find several the size of a pea ; sometimes bigger. They can increase to the size of a big peanut if stimulated by local factors, illness or vaccines. I would just monitor it or have doc see it during regular visit. ...Read more
Doctor can examine: Bumps are hard to figure out without an exam. Sometimes, they appear and disappear for unknown reasons. Bumps may be ok if there is no pain, oozing, bleeding, itching, etc... Otherwise, the causes may be irritant or allergic (something touched the area), or may be from blocked pores, blocked glands, irritated follicles, etc... A doctor can look at the bumps to help get a diagnosis. ...Read more
Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.
I pooped my ears and after 5 min later I'm having off balance feeling with one sided head and behind ear pressure. Y??
Get checked: Your ear drum could be perforated or you have an infection. See your doctor to check your ears. ...Read more