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For months I've had skin redness and inflammation behind my ears, where my skin is very fine and delicate clear liquid comes out that becomes a crust?

 For months I've had skin redness and inflammation behind my ears, where my skin is very fine and delicate clear liquid comes out that becomes a crust?

This could be a: contact rash from earrings, but also could be eczema. The fluid is because of the inflammation of the layers of skin, which then causes the fluid to build up and the outer layer of skin to leak the fluid out (called serous fluid). You should see your doctor or a dermatologist; either should be able to help you with this problem. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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I have an inflamation on the lower part of my right side of head & have another round hard inflamation just behind my ear which is painful.Pls explain?

Probable lymph node: I'm not sure exactly where the inflammation is on your head but if it is above and/or behind the ear then the bump behind the ear is probably a lymph node enlarged because it is involved or affected area will drain toward it. Try warm compresses but if continues for more than a few days then may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have frequent ear irritation/inflammation related to moisture. I appear to get water behind my eardrum. Do I have a hole and can it be easily fixed ?

I have frequent ear irritation/inflammation related to moisture.  I appear to get water behind my eardrum.  Do I have a hole and can it be easily fixed ?

Ear Irritation: Greetings, has a doctor told you that you have fluid behind your eardrum? It may feel like water is behind but it could be pressure changes you are sensing. Outer ear infection toons are often called swimmers ear because they are linked to water exposure. The only way to know for sure if a hole exists is to see your ENT doctor. Use a hair dryer on low and aim into your ear to dry moisture daily. ...Read more

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Will a mouth guard help with ear inflammation? Constant right side ear ache behind ear lobe. Dentist said not grinding teeth, maybe clenching jaw.

Will a mouth guard help with ear inflammation? Constant right side ear ache behind ear lobe. Dentist said not grinding teeth, maybe clenching jaw.

Perhaps: Need to first have ear checked by md to rule out infection. That done a custom-made mouth guard, an occlusal orthotic, may protect the teeth and their surrounding tissues. Otc appliances can actually make problem worse. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat facial pain that travels behind the ear and everywhere else?

What can I do to treat facial pain that travels behind the ear and everywhere else?

TMJ: Likely TMJ. Other TMJ symptoms include jaw clicking, chewing pain, limited oral opening If this is you, see TMJ expert. ...Read more

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I have an intense nerve like pain behind the ear sorta of TMJ related! What can I do?

I have an intense nerve like pain behind the ear sorta of TMJ related! What can I do?

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 more

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Cists are commanlly found behind the ear? I have noticed in my findinds this is comman?

Cists are commanlly found behind the ear? I have noticed in my findinds this is comman?

They can: Two types of cysts commonly occur underneath the skin, epidermoid cysts and sebaceous cysts. Both usually appear as flesh-colored or whitish-yellow smooth-surfaced lumps. Epidermoid cysts form when surface skin cells move deeper into the skin and multiply. These cells form the wall of the cyst and secrete a soft, yellowish substance called keratin, which fills the cyst. Sebaceous cysts form inside. ...Read more

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I woke up to two lumps on my head one behind the ear that leads to a bigger one ?

I woke up to two lumps on my head one behind the ear that leads to a bigger one   

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Lymph nodes: These are probably enlarged lymph nodes. If you have a little cold or something, then this is common. If they don't go down or away in a week or so though, or get worse, i would see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello ! I have a sharp sudden pain on my right side of the neck behind the ear , the pain goes from the neck to the occipit ..For seconds ..Pls help!?

Hello ! I have a sharp sudden pain on my right side of the neck behind the ear , the pain goes from the neck to the occipit  ..For seconds ..Pls help!?

Few causes possible.: Does the pain increase with neck movements, how long you have the pain, any congeniysl bone abnormalities you have of the neck like short neck, any muscular stain possible with weight lifting, sports activities, faulty postion during sleep- being a young male . Pain from side of neck going to occiput region indicates irritation of the cervical (neck) nerve roots. Any problem in ear rare to cause. ...Read more

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I have a pain-to-the-touch on the back of my head, lower right just behind the ear. I have no other symptons, feel great, no other pain. one week now.

Mastoiditis?: As described, you may have a viral or bacterial infection affecting your mastoid and it is inflamed and painful. Try not to touch the area as it will only aggravate it. Try an NSAID like Ibuprofen, and see the Doctor if it does not go away. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a reoccurring headache on my right side. It's behind the ear. I can point to exact spot and painful to push ?

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 more

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What is the cause of pressure behind the ear?

What is the cause of  pressure behind  the ear?

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

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What is it if my baby has dry chapped skin behind the ear?

What is it if my baby has dry chapped skin behind the ear?

Baby skin: My first thought is that the soap/shampoo you are using is too drying for your infant. Despite what the baby soap manufacturers lead you to think, many baby soaps are very drying to infant skin. Decrease how often you bathe the infant, use a soap with a built in moisturizer, and use a lotion/cream moisturizer on dry areas once or twice every single day. Baby skin is thin and vulnerable to dryness. ...Read more

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What could a sharp pain on the head behind the ear indicate ?

What could a sharp pain on the head behind the ear indicate ?

Several options: If the sharp pain is triggered by touching or wind blowing on the area it might be a neuralgia of the occipital or upper cervical nerves. If it just happens without an inciting event and is very brief then it may be difficult to elucidate a cause. Sometimes it can be from muscle spasms in the area. If the pain becomes more constant or ear symptoms develop then see ent. ...Read more

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I have three knots in a line along the left side of my neck starting behind the ear. Probably from experiencing a minor whip lash. What is wrong?

I have three knots in a line along the left side of my neck starting behind the ear. Probably from experiencing a minor whip lash. What is wrong?

See a doc: It could be from whiplash but the first thing that i think of when i hear that description is that you may have some enlarged lymph nodes in your neck. I would advise that you see your primary care doctor and have it examined. ...Read more

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