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I've had itchy scalp for a while and 3 weeks ago had a tender, swollen node behind my ear. Its smaller but still tender. Dr not concerned, how long ?

I've had itchy scalp for a while and 3 weeks ago had a tender, swollen node behind my ear.  Its smaller but still tender.  Dr not concerned, how long ?

Lymph node: Local infections can be associated with acute enlargement of lymph nodes in the region. These nodes act as filters of the small vessels which transport lymph fluid. Bacteria are trapped in the nodes and processed by the body. Destruction of the infectious materials results in inflammation. These reactive nodes can be very tender...This enlargement and tenderness can last for weeks. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?

10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?

1)Herniated neck disc with: extrusion onto the spinal cord with radiculopathy 2)Presbyopia 3)R/O Dermatomyositis for knuckle bumps and rash on face/chest-Does sunlight make it worse? 4)Esophageal spasm from chronic GERD 5)Menopause You have multiple medical problems requiring a thorough work-up.Try calling your local Health Department,Red Cross, or County Medical Society about discounted clinics or Social Security Office about health benefits.I hope this is helpful.You also may contact a Health Tap doctor near your area about the above.All the best. ...Read more

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I found a bump on my head behind my ear that wasn't there before. Its hard, doesn't move and feels like touching a sore bruise. Should i be concerned?

I found a bump on my head behind my ear that wasn't there before. Its hard, doesn't move and feels like touching a sore bruise. Should i be concerned?

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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Hi iim Mary.washed my hair in shampoo to make hair blonder.since then my scalp isburning and sore mostly behind my ears.how can iI get rid of this?

Hi iim Mary.washed my hair in shampoo to make hair blonder.since then my scalp isburning  and sore mostly behind my ears.how can iI get rid of this?

Stop shampoo.: You may be allergic to an ingredient in the shampoo, and stopping the shampoo may be all that's necessary. If it persists you may need to see a dermatologist for an anti-inflammatory lotion or shampoo. ...Read more

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I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?

I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?

Infection: It sounds like you are developing small lymph nodes. These often form in response to infection. It would be best to see your doctor for an evaluation of your scalp and ear to try and find the source of infection so that it can be treated. ...Read more

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Spot in back of head behind right ear sore when touched..then slight tingle on cheek & scalp. Had ache earlier above eyebrow..any ideas?

Spot in back of head behind right ear sore when touched..then slight tingle on cheek & scalp. Had ache earlier above eyebrow..any ideas?

Not certain : It's not clear. This could be sinus infection, or neurological, or it could be muscular, and discuss this with your physician to help clarify these symptoms ...Read more

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Pain on my right side of neck where skull and neck meet right behind the ear. VERY tender to the touch. Hurts to move my neck. Radiates into ear.

Pain on my right side of neck where skull and neck meet right behind the ear.  VERY tender to the touch.  Hurts to move my neck.  Radiates into ear.

See a doctor!: Hi. This certainly isn't normal. I'm not sure what it is, but I do think it shouldn't be ignored, and that online is probably not the place to get it fixed. It could be an external ear infection. Any drainage from the ear? You a swimmer by any chance? Any loss of hearing? I think you should see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Woken up with tender neck, it starts from the bony bit that is behind the ear and goes down, aches to keep head up, also feel tired what could this be?

Woken up with tender neck, it starts from the bony bit that is behind the ear and goes down, aches to keep head up, also feel tired what could this be?

Mastoiditis: Go and get checked by your doc. You could have inflammation in the bone behind the ear called the mastoid air cells. This can refer pain to the neck and also could affect your hearing. Since you are feeling tired there is a concern there may be a possible infection with swollen glands in this area. Go get checked out. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


Scalp Pain (Definition)

Painful scalp syndrome! can now be shown by ultrasound to be periosteal inflammation of the skull. Can be related to ...Read more