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Small bump behind my baby's ear.

Small bump behind my baby's ear.

Lymph node: Posterior auricular lymph nodes are often enlarged behind the ears of infants as a result of cradle cap, scratches to the scalp or infections of the external ear canal. The mastoid process is a normal bony structure of the skull which is behind, and slightly below the ear. Lymph nodes are generally rubbery in texture and somewhat motile, while the mastoid is larger, hard, and non-mobile. ...Read more

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Hard lump behind right ear. Right ear sticks out further them left ear.

Hard lump behind right ear. Right ear sticks out further them left ear.

Probable node: Could be a lymph node or salivary gland tumor pushing the ear forward. If there is fever, tenderness pain and swelling behind the ear, hearing loss, ear drainage i would be concerned about infection in the mastoid bone which needs urgent assessment. If these latter symptoms then needs urgent attention. If not and the bump persists>2-3 weeks then see ent. ...Read more

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Fluid lump behind ear?

Fluid lump behind ear?

Not certain: It sounds like there is a fluid collection in the skin behind the ear. Questions to ask yourself: is this soft? Does it move when you touch it? Is it painful or red? Have you had any surgery in this region? There is a natural " lump" behind the ear that is called the mastoid process. This can have an infection and if there is surrounding fluid this may be the fluid lump rthat you see. See your dr. ...Read more

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Small lump behind my ear below new cartilage piercing?

Small lump behind my ear below new cartilage piercing?

First question is: possible infection or scar tissue, see doctor to diagnose and treat, until appointment apply topical antibiotic ointment twice a day ...Read more

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Ear pain/fullness vertigo.small pea size bump behind ear not painful. Infection? Allergies? What is this?

Ear pain/fullness vertigo.small pea size bump behind ear not painful. Infection? Allergies? What is this?

Allergies: You may have allergies.The mucus produced has gone into your middle ear giving you fullness and vertigo as well as pain.theseelling about yourear represents a small reactive lymph node. Try taking antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) Allegra orxyrtec ...Read more

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Bump behind ear on 4 year old?

Bump behind ear on 4 year old?

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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Why loose lump behind ear on head?

Why loose lump behind ear on head?

Cyst/node: This may be a cyst or a lymph node, but best to see your otolaryngologist for an exact diagniosis. ...Read more

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Fluid behind my ear drums. Is this serious?

Fluid behind my ear drums. Is this serious?

Depends: If the fluid behind your ears is pus, you need antibiotics. If it is serous fluid and on one side, you need to be sure you do not have a tumor like mass in your nasopharynx (area behind your nose). ...Read more

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A huge lump behind the ear?

A huge lump behind the ear?

See your doctor: Could be a lymph node, a skin cyst, a tumor, or an infection. This needs to be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Tender area behind left ear with slightly raised lump on the mastoid bone and dull earache with tenderness in ear canal. Is this dangerous/serious?

Tender area behind left ear with slightly raised lump on the mastoid bone and dull earache with tenderness in ear canal.  Is this dangerous/serious?

Mastoiditis: You need to be seen and examined, preferably by an ENT doctor. This could be very severe and dangerous and you should go asap. Good luck and hope this improves quickly. ...Read more

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My baby has a small lump behind her ear?

My baby has a small lump behind her ear?

Lump: That is where the mastoid bone is and sometimes there is a tiny lymph node in this area. If there is no redness and the swelling doesn't increase just watch. All the best. ...Read more

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My 6-yo son has a small hard immovable painless bone-like bump behind his ear. ?

My 6-yo son has a small hard immovable painless bone-like bump  behind his ear. ?

Likely lymph node: The area behind the ear is called the mastoid bone. Often there is a tiny lymph node over this area that can appear quite prominent. As long as it is about the size of a pea and mobile, it is normal. Next time you seen your doctor, have it checked. All the best. ...Read more

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