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My 12 yeat old child have mole on his right ear ?

My 12 yeat old child have mole on his right ear ?

Moles: These are generally not serious at this age, but should be checked by your pediatrician, when seen. This is also a reminder about how important sunscreen is for prevention. ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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25 male. Pea sized 'mole' redish above right ear. Been there since i can remember. doesnt hurt. Now worried it may be serious. Put my mind to ease plz?

See PCP/Derm/Plastic: Pea sized mole should be looked at by your PCP/dermatologist/Plastic surgeon . No one can give you appropriate advice without examining lesions like that or even biopsying it. ...Read more

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My 7 month old keeps holding his right ear like it hurts... What could be wrong... Im a new mom?

My 7 month old keeps holding his right ear like it hurts... What could be wrong... Im a new mom?

Holding his : Ear does not necessarily mean infection . Let him discover his ears. Most will have fever, tender to touch, fussy , irritable, drainage at times.Sucking a pacifier will help with earache. If somewhat in pain you can certainly give some tylenol (acetaminophen).If no better and now with symptoms above , get it checked - he may indeed have an ear infection! ...Read more

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My four year old has two hard swollen bumps behind his right ear is it a reason for concern due to the fact that they are hard?

My four year old has two hard swollen bumps behind his right ear is it a reason for concern due to the fact that they are hard?

Usually not: Swollen bump behind ear is very likely an enlarged lymph node often associated with viral infection. Should the bump remain swollen over 6 weeks or continue to grow bigger, seek a medical attention. ...Read more

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Hello, im liz, my 19 month old baby has a huge bump behind his right ear, he gets unconfortable when i touch it.Should i take him to the e.R.?

Hello, im liz, my 19 month old baby has a huge bump behind his right ear, he gets unconfortable when i touch it.Should i take him to the e.R.?

Call Pediatrician: Page your pediatrician and explain what is going on--might be able to see you in office, or might agree with er visit. If the "bump" just appeared -and- the baby becomes irritable/fussy, or gets a fever, or won't feed, or vomits, then safest answer to go to er. ...Read more

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My 4 month old son has been sleeping a lot and when he is awake he is really fussy. He is stuffy and holds his right ear after he falls asleep.?

My 4 month old son has been sleeping  a lot and when he is awake he is really fussy. He is stuffy and holds his right ear after he falls asleep.?

Maybe ear infection: If your young baby is not acting well, it is best to see your doctor. It certainly could be an ear infection that could be causing his symptoms. Ear infections are common complications of colds. It also could be he may have a bit of congestion that may improve with saline and a humidifier while teething as well. For the most accurate diagnosis & treatment, it's best to consult your doctor first. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more