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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 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