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Hard, painful lumps behind both ears, bk of head & bk of neck. Severe pain&stiff nk, hdache, sic 4- 3.5wks. 2 rnds antibios. Still not 100%.?

Hard, painful lumps behind both ears, bk of head & bk of neck. Severe pain&stiff nk, hdache, sic 4- 3.5wks. 2 rnds antibios. Still not 100%.?

See doc again: It's not clear to me that you have been correctly diagnosed. You may need a biopsy of a lump to determine diagnosis. See the doctor, or a different doctor, again. ...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?

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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I have a hard, big knot behind both ears that are not painful at all, one is bigger than the other and I just noticed them when cleaning my ears.

I have a hard, big knot behind both ears that are not painful at all, one is bigger than the other and I just noticed them when cleaning my ears.

Lymph node vs?: You might be describing a lymph node or a normal skull variant, since it is not painful. Just to be sure, go see your Family Doc for evaluation & definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would give you a rash behind both ears?

What would give you a rash behind both ears?

Contact allergy: It may be from contact with costume jewelry. In atopic dermatitis, people often note rash behind the years as well. Contact allergy is usually itchy and takes days or weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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I have notts behind both ears and on my neck it hurts. Would could it be.?

I have notts behind both ears and on my neck it hurts. Would could it be.?

Infection/tumor/othr: There are many possible causes- it sounds like you may have enlarged lymph nodes which can be due to infection or tumor. The types of infection are many- some serious- some easily treatable. It would be important to have this evaluated by your doctor. The may need to order a test to take a picture of your neck- or possibly take a sample of the nodules. Please make appoint right away. ...Read more

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I'm 39 & I've noticed a change in the Shape of my skull. The flat area @ my crown is a deeper dent & I have a ridge behind both ears? Causes/concerns?

I'm 39 & I've noticed a change in the Shape of my skull. The flat area @ my crown is a deeper dent & I have a ridge behind both ears? Causes/concerns?

Should not change: Once the skull has finished growing which is no later than 25 years old there should be no change in the skull shape. Behind the ears, the skull does feel like ridges. A further indentation at the crown area would indicate possibly some new bone growth. There are some disorders in which this occurs but they are not usually selective to just the skull. Paget's is one. See your MD and be checked. ...Read more

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Pain base of skull behind both ears?

Pain base of skull behind both ears?

Did you hit: Your head? ...this type of pain is not normal and you should see a doctor if it doesn't subside soon ...Read more

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78 yr old male...constant wax BEHIND both ears...cleaned...reappears overnight?

78 yr old male...constant wax BEHIND both ears...cleaned...reappears overnight?

Wax: Follow up with an ENT- may need to put you on ear way drops on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Mild tingling behind both ears near jawbone... Rare mild pain as well. No other symptoms. Has been going on for 2 days... Anything serious?

Mild tingling behind both ears near jawbone... Rare mild pain as well. No other symptoms. Has been going on for 2 days... Anything serious?

Mastoid process: Is the most likely area you're describing. The possibilities are many since this involved both sides. If ongoing, face-to-face appointment with your doctor is recommended and your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash behind both ears that oozes clear stuff and is slowly spreading. What is it?

I have an itchy rash behind both ears that oozes clear stuff and is slowly spreading. What is it?

Hard to tell: This may be from a contact allergy to hair preparations used. Suggest you try a hydrocortisone cream (as long as the fluid from the oozing is clear). In the meanwhile, switch to Free and Clear shampoo. If problem persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I started having some pain in my neck, behind both ears. I think this might be dye to stress. How do I deal with it?

I started having some pain in my neck, behind both ears. I think this might be dye to stress. How do I deal with it?

See U PCP for evalua: And work up to r/o any physical finding. If no finding the medication and massage can be helpful. ...Read more

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Experiencing transient head pain behind both ears upwards especially when moving head positions. What's happening?

Experiencing transient head pain behind both ears upwards especially when moving head positions. What's happening?

A neck problem: Pain in the area that you described is from irritation of the attachment site of muscles that support the neck. In someone 49 years old this usually represents osteoarthritis of the joints of the neck with secondary muscle spasm. Our bodies use muscle spasm as a protective mechanism for injury, inflammation or infection. Unfortunately muscle spasm also causes pain at the involved site. ...Read more

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My husband started on a scopolamine patch for excess saliva. He has rosacea w/irritation behind both ears. Can the patch be applied elsewhere?

My husband started on a scopolamine patch for excess saliva. He has rosacea w/irritation behind both ears. Can the patch be applied elsewhere?

Probably the glue...: He's probably not having a reaction to the medication itself, but rather the adhesive in the patch. Speak with your doctor about other delivery methods, though this may necessitate a different medication. ...Read more

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How do I treat swollen lymph nodes behind both ears?

How do I treat swollen lymph nodes behind both ears?

Find the cause.: Swollen lymph nodes are reactions to illness or disease, and determining the underlying cause requires physical examination and some tests. See your doctor; this is probably nothing major but it requires checking. ...Read more

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My 8 month child has several swollen lymph nodes behind both ears. What can cause them?

My 8 month child has several swollen lymph nodes behind both ears. What can cause them?

Infections: The lymph nodes behind the ears and on the back of the neck are part of the huge system of infection-fighting 'lymph'. Each group of nodes (lumps) relates to specific areas of the body, so swelling behind the ears could be related to ear infection, scalp infection or irritation, and upper respiratory infections. Even after the infection is cleared, the lumps can remain for days to weeks. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump behind both ears in different spots that is sore to the touch and on the skull, shoould I be worried?

I have a hard bump behind both ears in different spots that is sore to the touch and on the skull, shoould I be worried?

Ear Bumps: It really is difficult to tell what those bumps are withour being seen. I can only recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Six year old has itchy raised oozing blisters behind both ears and a few on the top of her head appearing for over a week. She has no other symptoms.

Six year old has itchy raised oozing blisters behind both ears and a few on the top of her head appearing for over a week. She has no other symptoms.

Infection: This is a classic description for impetigo, a skin infection passed from site to site by the scratching of this child. Initial treatment by blotting with peroxide/drying and applying an antibiotic cream may help some. However, it may require an oral medication. ...Read more