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I have been hard of hearing since I was a young child & I have found a lump above my right ear & I can feel some pressure what should I do?

I have been hard of hearing since I was a young child & I have found a lump above my right ear & I can feel some pressure what should I do?

Get evaluated: New lumps or masses on the head and neck, particularly when associated with conditions such as hearing loss should be evaluated by a physician who specializes in this area such as an otolaryngologist (ENT). Please schedule your appointment! ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ear (earplugs or showercap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses for minimal pain
3x day
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I have a ping pong ball sized lump above my right ear that feels hard and is sore, i also have had a terrible rash over my body, and correlation?

I have a ping pong ball sized lump above my right ear that feels hard and is sore, i also have had a terrible rash over my body, and correlation?

Large skin problem: If you have not gone to the doctor today you need to get there now...Or at the very least an urgent care center to see what this is all about. The rash with the lump makes me quite nervous for you. ...Read more

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I had a sharp, burning pain on the right side of my head and then a lump appeared right above my ear. It is a little sore. What should I do?

I had a sharp, burning pain on the right side of my head and then a lump appeared right above my ear. It is a little sore. What should I do?

Consider getting: Evaluated. Your primary care doctor good place to start. They are likely related, and question becomes what is the cause of the swelling.. Someone needs to look at it and ask more questions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Visit doctor to get antibiotic drops to treat infection
once
No swimming for at least 5 days
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Put alcohol/white vinegar drops in the ear after swimming when healthy
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Hard lump forming on side of head above right ear two days ago, hurts to touch/lay on, cause some headache and hurts to open jaw all the way.

Possible abcess: A new mass that comes up suddenly and is painful to touch could be an abcess. This needs to be evaluated by a physician and may have to be drained. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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My son has a lump on the back right ear what could it be. Just noticed that.?

My son has a lump on the back right  ear what could it be. Just noticed that.?

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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