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My 5 month old babies head is swollen above her ear?

My 5 month old babies head is swollen above her ear?

Get baby evaluated: Any history of recent trauma? Did the baby bump her head at some point in the past 24 hrs? How is the baby acting? Any vomiting? Given the baby's young age and that fact that their is swelling on her head and without more specifics I feel you should have her evaluated immediately in the ED. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side head above ear?

Sharp pain on left side head above ear?

Neuralgia: Such sharp, jabbing pains in that area are often due to neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve. This is more of a nuisance than anything serious and usually resolves without any specific treatment. However if symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain in head right side above ear?

I have pain in head right side above ear?

Always? Sometimes?: More details needed here: is this a single headache episode? Is pain severe? Is it only above the right ear? Is it only right sided? Your question is too general to be answered. ...Read more

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Hi iv got a twich in my head on the right side above my ear?

Hi iv got a twich in my head on the right side above my ear?

Muscle spasm: Muscle spasm of the temporalis muscle. Should be very transient. If persistent or involves other areas, see your MD. ...Read more

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Reasons for swollen nurve on left side of head just above the ear?

Reasons for swollen nurve on left side of head just above the ear?

Send photo: It could be a swollen vein. If it is tender to touch, let us know: we would want to be sure you have no signs or symptoms of temporal arteritis: how old are you? ...Read more

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The right back of my head and left ear are still swollen from a fist fight I got into 6 years ago. Should I be concerned?

The right back of my head and left ear are still swollen from a fist fight I got into 6 years ago. Should I be concerned?

Probably scarring: Swelling that far out from a fight is probably scar tissue that has built up from the trauma. If it is paingul or bothering you please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Today I've had two separate sharp pains on the left side of my head just above my ear, I had one yesterday as well and I'm worried.

Not worth a worry: Transient sharp pains occur in all of us. They are usually of no consequence. If you had anything wrong in your head, then the pains would be longer in duration and persistent. So you should ignore these as a big "nothing". ...Read more

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I have a indentation on the right side of my head 3 inches above my ear and one inch forward. The indent is about 3 inches long what should I do?

Need more onformatio: You shouyld have it checked as we need more information, as to when did you notice it, is there any past history of head trauma and if it is cuasing any symptoms like pain etc. And it needs visual examination to tell if anything needs to be done about it. ...Read more

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I feel shocks in my left side of head, above ear. Shock lasts for just 1-2 secs. Normally happens if I lift weight or apply any force on head. Pls help.

I feel shocks in my left side of head, above ear. Shock lasts for just 1-2 secs. Normally happens if I lift weight or apply any force on head. Pls help.

Irritated nerve: Shock like pains that come quickly and don't last long can be from an irritated nerve in the scalp. See your family doctor to determine if this is what's happening with you. ...Read more

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Tingling sensations in right lower part of head (inside) towards the ear area with swollen right face. It's been this way for two weeks. What do I do?

See below: If your face is swollen, you should be examined by a doctor. It could be several things including a swollen lymph gland or blocked paraotid duct. It may even be a dental problem. ...Read more

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I have a knot on my head. What could cause this? Noticed it doubled its sized yesterday. & now I have another one above my ear. Should I go to hospita

I have a knot on my head. What could cause this? Noticed it doubled its sized yesterday. & now I have another one above my ear. Should I go to hospita

Blocked gland: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. Saunas and sweating may help a bit although I don't of data. See doc for Dx. ...Read more

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What causes tenderness and swelling on head above ear?

Head swelling: The only things I can think of would be trauma and infection. Any history of insect bites? I would apply ice, but if that doesn't help, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain in my mouth, ear and my head just above my ear, what could it be?

I have pain in my mouth, ear and my head just above my ear, what could it be?

Referred tooth pain.: Before running off to a ent, or seeking TMJ treatment, pain in mouth, ear and above ear is very symptomatic of referred pain from a infected back, lower molar. See your dentist get an "x-ray" and his/her opinion! ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache on the left side of my head above my ear?

What to do if I have headache on the left side of my head above my ear?

See a TMJ specialest: Consider the possibility of a TMJ condition. The jaw muscles in the face and on the side of the head when fatigued become very tender and cause headaches, tenderness to hand pressure. Many patients also experience ear pressure, ringing, and ear pain which can be symptoms of a TMJ condition. For a TMJ specialist visit AACFP. Org ...Read more

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What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

It depnds on its siz: You should monitor the size of your lymph gland. If it is less than 1.5 cm, it may not be anything to worry about. But if it is getting bigger and gets to be 2 cm or larger, then you should consult your doctor, as a biopsy may be desirable to find the cause. Nothing immediately to worry about, but check if it is growing over the next 1-2 months or not.. ...Read more

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Hi I have had a headache and pain in the right side of my head for 26 days it is the same pain same place above my ear?

Hi I have had a headache and pain in the right side of my head for 26 days it is the same pain same place above my ear?

Focal >> workup: Focal, persistent headaches need a workup. Your doctor will consider what nerves might be represented by the area of distribution and also what findings are observed on exam (such as in your ear). Need hard data from exam and tests before speculating on diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am getting sharp pains on the right side of my head towards the back above my ear. It lasts for approximately 8 to 10 seconds.

I am getting sharp pains on the right side of my head towards the back above my ear. It lasts for approximately 8 to 10 seconds.

You may have: trigeminal neuralgia or occipital neuritis. These symptoms usually occur continuously or in episodes, with pain classified as intense burning or sharp needle like. They often are felt in parietal area above the ear and down behind the ear into the neck (trigeminal) or on cheek bone back towards the ear (trigeminal) or behind the head towards base of skull. There are medications for these. ...Read more

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My child's ear is swollen tierce it's normal size. There is a large swollen area on her head behind her ear. It is warm. What is going on?

My child's ear is swollen tierce it's normal size. There is a large swollen area on her head behind her ear. It is warm. What is going on?

It sounds like an infection.: It specifically sounds like a sebaceous cyst abscess which the child should be seen for. Usually antibiotics will help. Sometimes it requires incision and drainage of the large lump. ...Read more

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I have a spot on the left side of my head, about 3 inches down from the top of my head, but 2 inches or so above my ear that constantly hurts.

I have a spot on the left side of my head, about 3 inches down from the top of my head, but 2 inches or so above my ear that constantly hurts.

Go see your doctor: It may be as simple as muscle pain from a headache or jaw dysfunction. Depending upon your symptoms and what it looks like, it could be a number of other things. Go make an appointment with your family doctor to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Bump on side of head above ear. Feels boney like I was hit but I wasn't. Slight discomfort when pressed hard & minor headache. What could it be?

Bump on side of head above ear. Feels boney like I was hit but I wasn't. Slight discomfort when pressed hard & minor headache. What could it be?

Scalp bump: This is likely to be a pilar cyst, but a lymph node is also possible. I recommend you see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis, though it is unlikely to be anything serious. ...Read more

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My 8 month son fell off the bed and hit his head above the ear. It is swollen and feels soft. He has no other symptoms. Do I take him to the hospital?

My 8 month son fell off the bed and hit his head above the ear. It is swollen and feels soft. He has no other symptoms. Do I take him to the hospital?

Not if: He is acting no normally, eating normally, responding normally, not crying all the time out of the ordinary, not lethargic, not vomiting. Arouses normally if disturbed. If these things are worrisome get checked out. Try putting frozen peas on his bump. It should help the swelling. ...Read more

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I have like a circle shape of redness on the right side of my head. Just above my ear. It doesn't itch, or hurt, and it's not really bumpy. What is it?

Don't know: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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Twitching on left side of head above ear?

Twitching on left side of head above ear?

Unimportant?: Muscle twitching in a limited area unlikely to be due to any major disorder at your age stress is the likeliest cause. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the left side of my head above my ear?

I have a lump on the left side of my head above my ear?

Need more info: How long have you noticed the "lump"? Has it grown? It is painful? Is it bony hard and not painful? Could it be just a normal bone excrescence or even just a normal variation on the mastoid bone? It is not painful, not growing and not bleeding, you may leave it alone. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more