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Non Healing Scab Behind Ear
I have 5-7 lumps on my neck, behind ear, spine. They start out like a small hard lump or large lump and scab over. I'm 22. is this cancer? It don't hurt
Possibly infection: If the lesions end up with scabs it sounds more likely that these lumps are infection such as a boil or abscess. However, I tend to be conservative and the lumps should be evaluated and if necessary a biopsy may be taken or if there is discharge then a culture could be taken. See a medical provider. Good luck ...Read more
Reoccurring scales that build up inside my ear/inner shell/ in crease behind ear/ I can only remove scrubbing after a shower. Psoriasis? Treatment?
Is it true that neosporion clogs pores? I have a healing scab from a pimple and I want to put something on it to help heal.
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
My wart scab fell off and a healing scab developed. Then doc biopsied the whole area. Does this mean HPVwart virus is gone hence area cut out?
Explanation: In case if the biopsy is negative the answer is Yes. And no new warts as well. ...Read more
If a guy shaves his testicles and developes hard red bumps with no head. They don't ich or hurt at all but do scab when healing razor bump or herpe?
Not herpes: Unlikely to be herpes. Having said that, is the man you're referring to at risk for contracting herpes in your opinion? If so, then, of course, there's no guarantee that he couldn't have herpes unless he were specifically testing....but it doesn't sound like it from your description. ...Read more
A few possibilities: Infection: skin, mastoiditis, pimple, shingles = common. Also common but rarely diagnosed: inflammation of the posterior or greater auricular nerves. Treatment for this might be neuroprolotherapy. Another cause could be jamming of cranial sutures behind the ear. If problem persists &/or other symptoms like fever or ear drainage-see Dr. Osteopathic exam & manipulation could help suture prob. & infection ...Read more
Not certain: It sounds like there is a fluid collection in the skin behind the ear. Questions to ask yourself: is this soft? Does it move when you touch it? Is it painful or red? Have you had any surgery in this region? There is a natural " lump" behind the ear that is called the mastoid process. This can have an infection and if there is surrounding fluid this may be the fluid lump rthat you see. See your dr. ...Read more
See Head & Neck doc.: Possible lymph node vs. Parotid gland mass other rare cause. Enlarged nodes from 1) normal response to inflammation 2) lymph node cancer 3) regional cancer moved to lymph node 4) weird infections. Parotid masses usuallu require surgery but 80% are benign. If this has been present for more than a few weeks please see a doc experienced in head and neck disease. Usually a Plastic Surgeon or ENT. ...Read more
May be TMJ: This complaint suggests inflammation of the TMJ joint. People who gring or clench their teeth often get this. People who have misaligned teeth can get this. There are also lymph nodes in area which can get infected ofr inflammed. Rarely tumors of the parotid gland can cause these complaints. Yiou need checking by you dentist and doctor. Try soft diet, no gum, warm packs, aleve, (naproxen) etc. ...Read more
See OFP specialist: Orofacial Pain specialists are dedicated exclusively to the treatment of orofacial pain, TMJ pain, jaw pain, facial pain, bruxism and TMJ disorders. Find a doctor close to where you live or work. ...Read more
Infection?: Lymph nodes can enlarge in the neck in response to infection. However, if an upper respiratory infection goes away and there is still enlargement that persists, it should be evaluated by a doctor. Infrequently, enlarged lymph nodes can be related to lymphoma, a type of cancer. ...Read more
Infectiion.: Infection in an adjacent area.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Lymph nodes can enlarge to inflammation, infection and even cancer in the near vicinity. A sew in weave can cause an immune response, thus leading to lymph node swelling. If you have any signs or symptoms of infection such as fever or redness, pain and swelling at the weave site you should see a doctor soon. ...Read more
A number of things: Throbbing pain behind the ear with activity could be due to clenching your teeth, negative pressure behind your ear, or muscle spasm. A good ear exam by an ENT may help, but start by considering if you are grinding or clenching your teeth during whatever activity causes the problem. ...Read more
Probably not: But consider having it assessed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sebaceous cysts: Many people have these cysts, which develop in the earlobes and behind the ears. They are oily, containing sebum, and sometimes can get infected. If you're able to express and drain them on your own, I would not be too concerned. If you develop a large one or it becomes infected, then sometimes surgical removal is necessary. ...Read more
YES,: IF THE FLUID IS INFECTION LYMPH NODES WILL ENLARGE ...Read more
Should be checked: This is not usual so it should be checked by your child's doctor. ...Read more
Hard painful lump behind ear on the bone. Only just noticed it. Cannot move it is fixed to the bone?
Lymph node: It is probably a small lymph node but it is best to get it checked by your GP. Make an appointment to get it checked out. ...Read more
Swollen lymph node behind ear around 1cm size. A bit hurts when pressed. No other symptoms. What is it?
Scalp issue?: Lymph nodes in the neck ofter get enlarged due to issue with the scalp, e.g., dandruff. Wash your scalp daily with any shampoo. Check your node every couple of weeks, not more frequently. If it doubles in size or other nodes get enlarged, see a doctor, otherwise watchful waiting is appropriate. ...Read more
Painless lump hard lump on bone behind ear I had it for a few awhile now but I noticed that it has grown a bit?
Mass: It doesn't matter what I think it might be based on the limited information you have provided, it needs to be seen by a doctor. I'm not sure why you have been watching it for "awhile" but now sought medical attention on line instead of in person but you already know you need medical evaluation. See your doctor. ...Read more
Can dry itchy (irritation?) ear skin causes lymph node behind ear to swell? Kind of hard and ever so slightly movable.
Lump behind ear I found a lump behind my right ear in the morning when getting ready for work. What could it possibly be?
Hard to say: Could be an infected hair follice, could be a lymph node, could be a cyst, could be a lipoma. Hard to say w/o a picture, may want to get it looked at. ...Read more
Squishy sound in ear. This occurs when swallowing food and liquid and touching inside top of ear and behind ear. What's wrong?
Possible wax: This could be the result of wax deep in your ear canal rubbing against the ear drum. Have your physician examine your ear to see if wax is the problem. ...Read more
Small hard lump on skull, just behind ear. Had it for years, sometimes more prominent but not bigger/ smaller. What could this be?
I heard a boom in my right ear no pain but a funny feeling like liquid but there was nothing and the same feeling but no sound behind ear?
Effusion (fluid): It sounds like you might have middle ear fluid. Usually you notice reduced hearing (muffled) but not necessarily noticeable. If these symptoms don't go away in a few weeks, then have a doc look at your ear and eardrum for fluid, retraction, or another hole in eardrum. ...Read more
Can surgically removing lymph node behind ear cause serious problems in future? 25 y old male, have 1centimeter movable node behind right ear.
Very Unlikely: Very unlikely to cause severe long term problems as it is just a lymph node. ...Read more
I have a lump behind ear on head, hard but slightly mobile. Been there a month but got a little smaller, should I get it checked with dr for cancer?
Yes: This may very we be a swollen benign lymph node associated with a resolving infection because it is getting smaller. Please get it checked by a doctor because this is something that needs to be examined and sometimes even biopsied to be sure what is going on. ...Read more
I have tiny pimple size bump on back of ear (it's not a lympnh node behind ear) it's an actual tiny bump on back of ear. Looks like it's under skin.
Bump behind ear: This could represent a cyst. It is best to have it evaluated by your doctor as we can not see it or examine it on health tap. ...Read more
Can tension cause sharp localized pain on left side/skull behind ear and a little down neck? The pain lasts about 5-20 seconds and went away w/ heat?
Hard lump behind ear was told it was a lymph node. Hasn't grown but hasn't gotten smaller. I lost 6-7 lbs in last 3 months. Do I need to be concerned?
You need to be seen and have the "node" rechecked.
The weight loss is concerning and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Sir week before I hv cold symptoms and 2 days before I feel effussion in right ear. Both r gone nw bt a mild pain I cn feel behind ear when press.??
My hard, fixed& not painful mass behind ear was examined by doc. And palpated surrounding area& said as long as there's no other masses it's ok. Enough?
No other masses: He cannot palpate any other masses but there may be ones that are not accessible to him. I would document their size and location and re-evaluate in 6 months time. If any change, then have it excised. An old rule, when in doubt, cut it out. It's near the surface of the skin! It shouldn't be too hard to do! ...Read more
Has a swelling behind ear dr. Diagnosed mumps but he had the same thing a year ago. Docters diagnosed mumps then too. Swelling is only behind right ear?
Only once: A person can only get mumps once. One of the two diagnoses was inaccurate (or possibly both). Periauricular lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes around the ear) may represent a reaction to potential infection ("reactive lymph nodes") and is good - nature working for your benefit. ...Read more
Hit left ear back of head behind ear lower head left side hard on brothers shoulder 3 days ago still bit of pain that side and when I touch any damage?
Wait a little longer to see if there remains any pain.
This type of trauma usually is painful but not that destructive. If it persist see your doc. ...Read more
What could a knot behind ear on head it is about mid way my ear about the size of grape and it move pain free but I have had it for 15 yrs not grown a?
See my prior answer: If it moves and grape sized then could be tumor such as a benign fatty lipoma or salivary tumor. 80% of parotid salivary rumors benign but would still have it evaluated. ...Read more
Node or osteoma: A hard bump could be a lymph node but these usually are mobile. Sometimes the bone behind the ear (mastoid) is not smooth so may feel bumpy. If it sits right behind the ear lobe it could either be a part of the second cervical vertebra or a parotid salivary tumor which can be firm and slow growing. If it is enlarging I suggest it should be evaluated. ...Read more
Bump behind ear: Hello, the bump behind your ear could be the normal mastoid process which is prominent behind our ear or a lymph node. I have seen nodes behind the ear that needed excision. See your doctor for a recommendation. ...Read more
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