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What is causing cuts behind my ear? They come and go. They get raw and create open sores in the crease behind my ear next to my head.

What is causing cuts behind my ear? They come and go. They get raw and create open sores in the crease behind my ear next to my head.

Likely eczema: This is an area where the skin can thicken then crack. The main treatment is to treat the area several times a week to prevent the thickening and cracking. There are many ways of doing this including olive oil and many skin care products. ...Read more

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What could be the reason behind sudden vibration under the ear, nick and head with no pain?

What could be the reason behind sudden vibration under the ear, nick and head with no pain?

Vague: Has this happened before? Could be a muscle spasm or a pinched nerve. Really hard to say without a thorough history and exam. See a Dr. ...Read more

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Sudden pain attacks at the right side behind the ear area of the head. What could it be the cause of the pain?

Sudden pain attacks at the right side behind the ear area of the head. What could it be the cause of the pain?

Mastoiditis?: That hard area just behind the ear is the Mastoid. It is possible to get infection there. Often this occurs after or in conjunction with an ear infection. The pain could also be muscular from spasm. ...Read more

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I have a pain-to-the-touch on the back of my head, lower right just behind the ear. I have no other symptons, feel great, no other pain. One week now.

Mastoiditis?: As described, you may have a viral or bacterial infection affecting your mastoid and it is inflamed and painful. Try not to touch the area as it will only aggravate it. Try an NSAID like Ibuprofen, and see the Doctor if it does not go away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why loose lump behind ear on head?

Why loose lump behind ear on head?

Cyst/node: This may be a cyst or a lymph
node, but best to see your otolaryngologist for an exact diagniosis. ...Read more

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'i''m having [ain in my head behind my ear?

'i''m having [ain in my head behind my ear?

Cyst or Lymph node?: This is a common area to form small sebaceous cysts. They are formed from the oil/ hair folliclles in the skin. They often do not go away. Sometimes they can get infected and get larger or painful. It could also be a lymph node aggravated by a a scalp or ear lobe infection/ inflammation. See your doctor or an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is causing my my head to hurt behind my ear?

What is causing my my head to hurt behind my ear?

See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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I notice a round lump on my head behind my ear?

Lymph node: Is this is a new round lump? If so, most likely a postauricular (behind the ear) lymph node which usually enlarges during a local infection of the ear canal, pinna, or scalp.

The mastoid process is a normal protuberance of the temporal bone (ear bone) behind the ear, but this should be symmetric behind both of your ears. ...Read more

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What's the cause of dry flaky skin behind ear?

What's the cause of dry flaky skin behind ear?

Seborrhea: Sounds like seborrheic dermatitis an inflammatory skin condition...You can try otc hydrocortisone. See your dermatologist for stronger medications as well as a complete examination. ...Read more

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Getting spasms on the left side of head behind ear?

Getting spasms on the left side of head behind ear?

Head spasm: Spasm behind the ear is the result of neck muscle spasm. It is common and usually has no worrisome underlying cause. ...Read more

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What is it if my baby has dry chapped skin behind the ear?

What is it if my baby has dry chapped skin behind the ear?

Baby skin: My first thought is that the soap/shampoo you are using is too drying for your infant. Despite what the baby soap manufacturers lead you to think, many baby soaps are very drying to infant skin. Decrease how often you bathe the infant, use a soap with a built in moisturizer, and use a lotion/cream moisturizer on dry areas once or twice every single day. Baby skin is thin and vulnerable to dryness. ...Read more

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What gland is on the left side of the head, behind the ear?

What gland is on the left side of the head, behind the ear?

Parotid: Parotid gland, large salivary gland under ear, more in front than behind ear. For parotid problems, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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What could a sharp pain on the head behind the ear indicate?

What could a sharp pain on the head behind the ear indicate?

Several options: If the sharp pain is triggered by touching or wind blowing on the area it might be a neuralgia of the occipital or upper cervical nerves. If it just happens without an inciting event and is very brief then it may be difficult to elucidate a cause. Sometimes it can be from muscle spasms in the area. If the pain becomes more constant or ear symptoms develop then see ent. ...Read more

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I hit my head behind ear and now it's hurting. What can I do for the pain?

I hit my head behind ear and now it's hurting. What can I do for the pain?

Pain behind ear: Hello, I would recommend ice to the injured location as well as alternating between tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin. This pain should resolve quickly. If it persists after a day or two, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up to two lumps on my head one behind the ear that leads to a bigger one?

I woke up to two lumps on my head one behind the ear that leads to a bigger one?

Lymph nodes: These are probably enlarged lymph nodes. If you have a little cold or something, then this is common. If they don't go down or away in a week or so though, or get worse, I would see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my head behind my right ear it is like an electrical shock that comes from time to another what is it?

I have a pain in my head behind my right ear it is like an electrical shock that comes from time to another what is it?

Nerve: A very quick electrical shock like pay is typical of a nerve pain, neuralgia. Sometimes a serious problem is the reason for neuralgia, but that is fairly rare. An old remedy is to make sure you keep your head warm, wear a cap and never go outside in the winter with your hair wet. ...Read more

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Huge painful knot on head. Right side behind ear. Should I be worried? Could I jave slept on it wrong? Please help! I'm panicking

Huge painful knot on head. Right side behind ear. Should I be worried? Could I jave slept on it wrong? Please help! I'm panicking

Cyst or Lymph node: This is a common area to form small sebaceous cysts. They are formed from the oil/ hair folliclles in the skin. They often do not go away. Sometimes they can get infected and get larger or painful. It could also be a lymph node aggravated by a a scalp or ear lobe infection/ inflammation. See your doctor or an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. They are often removed or excised. ...Read more

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I am a 21 yr male I fell down last week after two days I had pain behind my left ear in the head only when turning left or right and palpating?

I am a 21 yr male I fell down last week after two days I had pain behind my left ear in the head only when turning left or right and palpating?

Pulled muscle: Assuming you didn't hit your head I suspect you pulled the sternocleidomastoid muscle that attaches in that spot. It should get better on it's own. ...Read more

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I have dry skin on the outer part of my inner ear if that makes sense where the ear folds it's all dry skin behind, what is this and what can I do?

I have dry skin on the outer part of my inner ear if that makes sense where the ear folds it's all dry skin behind, what is this and what can I do?

Possible eczema: Could be eczema, if normal moisturizer cream and lotion not helping, could try a bit of hydrocortisone cream, but if no change or recurs even after use for a few days, see an MD, skin cancer is always possible, especially on the sun exposed ear, and if only unilateral dryness. ...Read more

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Since last night I've had a pain behind my left ear that gets worse when I move my head to the right. It also hurts when I press down on the area.?

Since last night I've had a pain behind my left ear that gets worse when I move my head to the right. It also hurts when I press down on the area.?

Mastoiditis?: Behind the ear there is an air space called mastoid sinus. It can get infected in rarely, called mastoiditis. You should have a doctor look at it, so you can get proper treatment. If it is left alone, it can cause problems, more than pain. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

Lipoma: Lipomas, a fatty tumor are common in this location as well as a few other tumors. Has the lump been present for some time or rapidly developing recently? If rapid, get an evaluation by an ENT specialist fairly soon. If it has been there for some time, you can probably ignore it if it does not bother you and is not changing. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer, should I be concerned?

I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer, should I be concerned?

Hopefully: It will resolve without intevention. You may have a swollen lymph node or cyst that may or maynot be infected. If it doesn't resolve - get it checked. ...Read more

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My head hurts in the front and behind the pain it feels like it's on fire as well as my ears?

My head hurts in the front and behind the pain it feels like it's on fire as well as my ears?

Tension migraine: Tension migraine is a type of headache caused by contraction of neck muscles that attach to the skull. The headaches often worsen as the day progresses. Treatment includes massage, physical therapy, biofeedback and meditation to reduce stress and anxiety. Botox injections in the scalp muscles and a variety of medications may reduce the headaches. See a neurologist who specializes in headaches. ...Read more

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What can be causing the pressure in my head behind my ears?

Pressure: Not enough information to provide a relevant response but it may be sinus congestion, muscle strain or mastoiditis. If it persists, need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband found a dime sized lump under his skin behind his ear. What might this be?

May be a lymph node.: I am guessing it's one of the lymph nodes in the posterior cervical chain; they run from behind the ear down the neck. Lymph nodes are found all over our bodies; they trap debris and help us ward off infection. This might also be a sabaceous cyst. Call your doctor if it seems infected, or if it feels very firm or is getting significantly larger. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What is this itching, peeling skin behind my ears?

What is this itching, peeling skin behind my ears?

Possible sunburn: Sun burn, yeast infections, allergies and more can cause those symptoms. See your doctor for treatment and diagnosis and always use sun block on the ear lobes and behind the ears. ...Read more

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Severe pain in ba k of head behind right ear?

See doctor: For an evaluation. If it is severe go to ER. ...Read more

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Is dry flaky skin behind ear a sign of rosacea?

Is dry flaky skin behind ear a sign of rosacea?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Dry flaky skin behind the ears is more likely due to seborrheic dermatitis, a condition that is cause by excessive colonization of a common yeast called pityrosporum ovale (or malassesia furfur). Treatment typically involves reduced colonization, such as the use of head and shoulder, Nizoral (ketoconazole) or selsun blue shampoos. Lather and leave in for 5min then wash off. ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind left ear when turning head right?

Pain: This sounds like a muscular pain, possibly in the sternocleidomastoid muscle. I would try anti-inflammatories and warm compresses. If that does not help, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there's a bump behind your ear and under the skin?

What does it mean when there's a bump behind your ear and under the skin?

Uncertain: It might be a swollen lymph node or a cyst. Examination would be needed to provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why has my head has been hurting very bad on the right side behind my ear?

Headache: Mastoiditis can accompany an ear infection. It would lead to pain and swelling behind your ear. I would go and see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Pain in side if neck going behind ear and up into head. What could be wrong?

Occipital Neuralgia: Consider taking something cold from the freezer, wrapping it in a towel, and placing it on that area for 10 mins on, then 10 mins off.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Could pains in the lower part of the head behind the ear show signs of an aneurysm?

Could pains in the lower part of the head behind the ear show signs of an aneurysm?

Pains: Aneurysm is usually asymptomatic until the clinical event occurs. Pain in the head could possibly be a sign of ruptured or enlarging aneurysm but it would be unlikely to be a sign of an aneurysm not actively enlarging or rupturing. In the spectrum of pains behind the ear, aneurysm would be way down on the list. ...Read more