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I had a white head spot behind my ear i didn't pop it but now its a hard lump under the skin is this owt serios I've two more of these lumps on my pubic?

I had a white head spot behind my ear i didn't pop it but now its a hard lump under the skin is this owt serios I've two more of these lumps on my pubic?

Hiradinitis : The way you describe sounds like a lesion with pus formation it is more common in armpits. But any area where the hair is curly can cause this issue. Need to use hot pack to soften the induration (lumps) and can use antibiotic like neosporin if the area gets bigger and painful need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ny baby has a small loose pea shape lump behind right ear under skin. She is healthy overall. Curious.?

Ny baby has a small loose pea shape lump behind right ear under skin. She is healthy overall. Curious.?

Lymph node: This is most likely a normal lymph node. There are dozens located at different sites around the head & neck & noticed because they are not buried deep in tissues or muscles like they are in the rest of the body. When stimulated by bug bites, skin irritation, vaccines or various infections they will enlarge for several weeks before returning to their resting size. ...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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Hard lump under skin on the bone behind my left ear I can't move it what could this be? I have strep and had rash all over body

Hard lump under skin on the bone behind my left ear I can't move it what could this be? I have strep and had rash all over body

Possible lymph node: This could be a swollen lymph node, although they are usually mobile. Was it there before your strep? You should see your doctor and ask him/her to check it for you. ...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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I found a hard pea sized lump behind my 2 year olds left ear on the scalp. It is skin colored but seems to bother him a little when I touch, thoughts?

I found a hard pea sized lump behind my 2 year olds left ear on the scalp. It is skin colored but seems to bother him a little when I touch, thoughts?

Probably lymph node: Probably a lymph node. If it does not clear up in a week or two, I would get it checked out. Also, if there is any fever, with it, he may need to be evaluated. Could also be a pimple that is a bit deeper under the skin. Same advice applies either way. ...Read more

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Soft skin colored lump behind my ear, when i burst it, blood comes out, and now its purple, no pain, it shrank a bit, hasnt changed in size for 2d now

Soft skin colored lump behind my ear, when i burst it, blood comes out, and now its purple, no pain, it shrank a bit, hasnt changed in size for 2d now

Skin colored lump: This sounds like a sebaceous cyst. However, it might be a good idea to have your primary care provider take a look at it to ensure that it is a cyst. They may opt to treat it at that time. These cysts may get infected or inflamed and may become painful, especially if you "mess with it". ...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
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
Once
Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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I hurt with swollen and achy joints all over. All my joints are swollen and very painful. Sore neck w tender lumps along neck going down behind ear right under under skull. Felt this way since saturday march 10. Not going away, .

I : I recommend , you should consult your primary care physician so that you can be checked properly and if necessary he can order some tests and also refer you to specialist if necessary. Tender lumps may be lymph nodes because of some infection but please you need to be checked by the physician to be on safe side. ...Read more

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