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Had CT scan done of my sinuses today and she showed me my sinues and top of head and said no lesions. Would this show cerebellum?

Had CT scan done of my sinuses today and she showed me my sinues and top of head and said no lesions. Would this show cerebellum?

Probably not: Most dedicated sinus CT scans focus specifically on the sinuses, which are located around the nose in the front of the head. The cerebellum is in the back of the head. Also, the images on a sinus CT are produced in such a way as to optimize appearance of the bony structures, which makes it hard to see the parts of the brain that happen to show up in the images. ...Read more

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Lesion on outer ear red and swollen?

Lesion on outer ear red and swollen?

Infection: Usually swollen red area could be infection with pus formation. Use neosporin oint locally if you want cover with k-tape and apply heat will soften the area and will be able to drain pus. Mark the redness area with marker pen if this gets bigger get help from your doctor for incision, drainage and oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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A few years back the doctors found a silver lesion in my ear canal. Now I was told today that I have a black lesion with roots and its growing up?

A few years back the doctors found a silver lesion in my ear canal. Now I was told today that I have a black lesion with roots and its growing up?

A tree grows in: Brooklyn decker's ear? Seriously, get it seen by an ENT or family doctor. By the way, who told you about the "roots"? Was this a doctor? A friend? I would think that you would want this taken care of. ...Read more

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I have a lesion between brows, biopsy came back lichen planus sclerosing? Now draining like a cyst. Head is dizzying pain even in sleep, ears get red?!

I have a lesion between brows, biopsy came back lichen planus sclerosing? Now draining like a cyst. Head is dizzying pain even in sleep, ears get red?!

Your skin: Lesion probably has nothing to do with your other symptoms, so see your doctor to look for other causes of these symptoms. Local drainage might be just normal healing. ...Read more

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Black and blues on 5 year old boy ears on top.?

Black and blues on 5 year old boy ears on top.?

Trauma: Your child may be banging his head somehow and incurring black and blue marks on his ears ...Read more

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Left top of ear in pain and feel a small bump on the actual ear, what can this be? Just felt it today.

Left top of ear in pain and feel a small bump on the actual ear, what can this be? Just felt it today.

Pressure sore.: If you lay on the same side routinely the ear can form a pressure sore, called weinklers nodule. You should have it checked. The other possibility could be skin tumor. ...Read more

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Hello, I am wondering what it could be and how should I treat it? My ear has been in extensive amount of pain outside at the bottom and inside top,

Hello, I am wondering what it could be and how should I treat it? My ear has been in extensive amount of pain outside at the bottom and inside top,

Trauma to ear?: Did you hurt your ear by sleeping on it, using same ear for phone, or any kind of trauma?
Swimming pools?
Perhaps you should let a physician look at your ear to see if anything is wrong. ...Read more

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I feel dizziness and pain in top of the head and ear?

I feel dizziness and pain in top of the head and ear?

Need neuro/ENT exam: This set of symptoms are sometimes associated with certain forms of migraines but may also reflect other types of headaches. Inner ear lesions would also need to be excluded. Most of the time, the mechanisms underlying these symptoms are not serious in nature. However, a complete neurological history and examination in this setting is highly recommended. ...Read more

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What could a lump on your head, on top your ear be?

What could a lump on your head, on top your ear be?

Lymph node: Most likely reactive lymph node. If so, should go away. If persists, see MD. ...Read more

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What to do I have this scab on the top of my ear?

What to do I have this scab on the top of my ear?

Get checked: A scab or non-healing sore is concerning. If you have a significant history of sun exposure with or without sunscreen use, you could have a small skin cancer. This should be evaluated by an ENT specialist or a dermatologist who can evaluate the scab and perform proper biopsies, if they are warranted. There are several non-cancerous problems that occur in that area that might need biopsy, too. ...Read more

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I have atopic dermatitis on my ears (tops), corticostriod creams did not help!?

I have atopic dermatitis on my ears (tops), corticostriod creams did not help!?

May not be atopic: In general atopic dermatitis responds well to topical steroids. If they are not working at all then it is possible that the diagnosis is not correct. Also, many atopic derm patients may have concomitant bacterial infection in some affected areas. Confirming such a co-existing problem and treating it appropriately will allow the steroids to work better. You probably should be seen. ...Read more

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Can top of ear lobe get badly sunburn?

Can top of ear lobe get badly sunburn?

Yes: Any area of skin can become sunburnt.
Use sunblock spf 15 or higher and reapply according to the package directions. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the top of your ear turns red and gets hot?

What does it mean if the top of your ear turns red and gets hot?

Vasodilation: This is a similar reaction as blushing where certain stimuli cause the tiny blood vessels in the skin of the ear to dilate causing redness and warmth. Precipitating factors could be hormonal swings, temperature changes, anxiety, spices, alcohol, embarrassment. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the pain I have that is on top of my ears due to new glasses?

What can I do to reduce the pain I have that is on top of my ears due to new glasses?

Adjust them: Try having a licensed optician adjust them first. Also there are pads that can be placed on the temples to make them more comfortable. ...Read more

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Which is the name of the small hole you were born with found mostly on the top of your ear?

Which is the name of the small hole you were born with found mostly on the top of your ear?

PRE-AURICULAR PITS:: Are small indentations located anterior to helix and superior to tragus of ear (bilateral: 25-50%), represent the most common fusion abnormality of auricular hillocks. Seen in 1% white, 5% black, 10% asian children, with increased frequency in some families. Associated congenital anomalies occur in approx. 1/3rd. Children with preauricular pits or tags are at 5 times the risk of general poulation. ...Read more

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Pain that would come and go in head was not sharp but not dull between top of ear and temple, not right on my temple, lasted for about 2-3 minutes?

Pain that would come and go in head was not sharp but not dull between top of ear and temple, not right on my temple, lasted for about 2-3 minutes?

Headaches that: Are brief and intermittent have most often been attributed to irritation or activation of the branches of the trigeminal nerve, a nerve that supplies the side of the face and forehead. Other possible causes include tumor within the brain (usually meningioma or pituitary adenoma), giant cell arteritis, stroke, etc. And imaging should be performed. Treatment often not needed or Rx indomethacin. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the back left side of my neck. It hurts to left, up o down but its fine when I turn right! Pain starts at the top of neck below ear?

I have a pain in the back left side of my neck. It hurts to left, up o down but its fine when I turn right! Pain starts at the top of neck below ear?

Strained neck muscle: It sounds like you pulled or strained one of the muscles in the side of your neck. This can happen while you sleep at night, or other times too. It will resolve in a day or two. You can try using a heating pad for 20 minutes. Do some very gentle stretches by looking slowly in the directions it hurts to turn your head. Try some tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. This will pass soon. ...Read more

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Temple piece of eyeglasses puts pressure on top of ear.

Temple piece of eyeglasses puts pressure on top of ear.

See eyeglass tech: This problem can be easily solved by having the eyeglass technician adjust them. You should not attempt this yourself since damage to your frames might occur. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more