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I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

Lipoma: Lipomas, a fatty tumor are common in this location as well as a few other tumors. Has the lump been present for some time or rapidly developing recently? If rapid, get an evaluation by an ENT specialist fairly soon. If it has been there for some time, you can probably ignore it if it does not bother you and is not changing. ...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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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Tip)

Treating Swimmer's Ear

You don't have to be a swimmer to get swimmer's ear. If you're concerned, ask your doctor! ...See more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household people with Nix permethrin, if approved by doctor
15 Min, Weekly for 2 Weeks
Each person who had lice should be checked for nits (eggs) each day
5 Min, Daily for 3 Weeks
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas. Do the laundry
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Baby almost 5 mos has goopy left eye I think clogged tear duct but also congested and has lump behind left ear on head. Lymph node? Thoughts?

Baby almost 5 mos has goopy left eye I think clogged tear duct but also congested and has lump behind left ear on head. Lymph node? Thoughts?

Appt time: The baby can have bacterial conjunctivitis, to nasolacrimal obstruction, viral infection--he/she really needs to be seen. As far as lymph nodes the one near the ear is located inferior to the ear not behind it. ...Read more

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Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?

Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?

Reassurance: Its probably a cyst/lymphnode if it is on the bone probably the mastoid bone. If it is non painful you can observe it and see your doctor if there is more concern. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Use OTC treatments exactly as directed to be effective
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Remove nits as directed. It's tedious, but effective!
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Re-treat only as directed by your physician
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Lump on left side of head 2 CM behind ear. There for 2 months. If I apply pressure I can kind of flatten it out. Had a ear infection 2months ago. 13yr?

Lump on left side of head 2 CM behind ear. There for 2 months. If I apply pressure I can kind of flatten it out. Had a ear infection 2months ago. 13yr?

Lymph node: Likely a post auricular lymph node, which often increases is size with local infections mostly skin and some viruses. Most of these are very tiny and lie over a bone called the mastoid. Have your doctor confirm this and continue to follow it until it is getting smaller. ...Read more

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