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Lupus Sore Scalp Behind The Ear Feels Like A Bruise
Probably: Probably enlarged lymph node.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
The bone behind my left ear is swollen and very painful like a burning sensation. Have a lump where ear meets jaw. Could this be a mastoid bone infect?
Unlikely: It is impossible to have a mastoid infection without a middle ear infection. The tendons of the large neck muscles attach on the mastoid bone and you could have either a tendonitis or myositis. The lump where the ear meets the jaw could be the parotid gland tail. See an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
Doctor can examine: Bumps are hard to figure out without an exam. Sometimes, they appear and disappear for unknown reasons. Bumps may be ok if there is no pain, oozing, bleeding, itching, etc... Otherwise, the causes may be irritant or allergic (something touched the area), or may be from blocked pores, blocked glands, irritated follicles, etc... A doctor can look at the bumps to help get a diagnosis. ...Read more
3+wks sore spot on base of scalp by ear 4inchs long. Feels like bruise throbs& sometimes itches quarter size fluid filled spot. No redness. Dizzy now
Lump on face near ear lobe, moves slightly, rash behind ear, hurts a bit when touched..Is this serious?
Reactive node: The lump is most likely a reactive lymph node that tends to enlarge from pea sized to bean sized when stimulated by such things as skin rashes/bug bites/viruses &the like. They usually stay enlarged while stimulated &recede when not.Takes 3-4 weeks to settle down. Your doc can confirm this. ...Read more
Knot behind lower ear hurts to touch swollen around it skin looks normal. feels like a fluid inside and a hard spot. other than that no other symptoms?
Lymph node: This is most likely a normal lymph node. There are dozens located at different sites around the head & neck ¬iced 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
See a physician: Probable infection may need antibiotics and or drainage. ...Read more
Otitis externa: Have you been swimming recently? It might be a swimmer's ear (otitis externa) which is a local skin infection of the ear canal. It could also just be a skin infection formed by clogged pore, kind of like a small abscess. I would apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin to the area 3x/day. If it is not improving then you should see the doctor. ...Read more
My right ear tragus is swollen and feels hard it is hurting, i also feel a wound or scratch in my ear if touch behind the tragus inside the ear.
Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. What to do ?
I have an ear ache, clogged and itchy ear, headache and a small lump behind and below my ear that is soft, tender. Inner Ear Infection?
Pain felt on head behind right ear. With difficulty sleeping. Massaging area feels better, yet feels like fluid under skin. What could it be?
I have a small lump on left backside of neck. Near the ear feels like a bruise but didn't hit head, and top of scalp very tiny bumps. And a stiff neck?
See your doctor: If you truly have a stiff neck--cannot touch your chin to your chest or move head from side to side, you must be seen urgently by your doctor or emergency room--if you have fever this becomes more urgent. If you have any scalp problems this may cause tiny bumps or if you pull your hair tight as some do for braids, this may be related. See your physician. ...Read more
Nose is red on the outside extremely red on inside feels like a pimple inside left nostril accompanied with sore throat headache and fatigue?
Front of throat on the butterfly shaped bumps, hurts to the touch. Area hurts when cough, feels like swallow lump. What could it be? Ent help?
Swollen area behind right ear (i suspect its the retroauricular gland), hurts just a little when touched and low grade fever. Ear infection?
Under the bottom of both eyes feel like someone punched me. Very sore... The whole cheek bone feels like a bruise. Nothing visible?
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
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