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What causes red dots behind ears?

What causes red dots behind ears?

Have to see it.: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution.

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Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?

Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?

Viral exanthem: This could be a viral rash, but you can't discount other possible causes exanthems can be caused by toxins or drugs, microorganisms, or can result from autoimmune disease. It could be related to the flu shot, but not necessarily. A visit to the medical doctor could be warranted here.

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I have many little red dots all behind my ear and my neck and it's spreading onto my cheeks. Could this be an allergic reaction? I was around horses

I have many little red dots all behind my ear and my neck and it's spreading onto my cheeks. Could this be an allergic reaction? I was around horses

Red dots: Is it itching? May be allergic reaction-though red dots as opposed to bumps, vesicles is unusual or may be infection check for Lyme, borrelia, impetigo (usually vesicles) Would also check blood and platelet count to insure the platelets are OK. F/u/ w/ doc urgent care today

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My five year old has itchy red dots on the back of her neck, head, and behind her ears what could it be?

My five year old has itchy red dots on the back of her neck, head, and behind her ears what could it be?

Seborrhea? Eczema?: If she had cradle cap as an infant and has had episodes of dry skin and/or dandruff, she may have Seborrheic Dermatitis (unknown etiology), it may tend to worsen and improve spontaneously. Another likely possibility is Eczema or Atopic Dermatits, which may flare up with weather change, stress, use of harsh shampoos, soaps or detergents. Both may get superinfected with bacteria or fungus. See MD.

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My 8 yr old so has raised red dots on his face, butt, and a few on his back and chest and behind his ears. What could this be?

My 8 yr old so has raised red dots on his face, butt, and a few on his back and chest and behind his ears. What could this be?

8 yo rash: It is important to describe the red dots a little more. Do they start off like pimples? Do the evolve to form sores or crust? Are they spreading over the body? The biggest concern in kids & summertime are bug bites that get infected and spread like wild fire (called "impetigo"). This needs an antibiotic like keflex. Simple bug bites are another possibility. Heat rash is another (inflamed pores).

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Behind both ear redness sore crack what is it how to treat it tried all lotions?

Behind both ear redness sore crack what is it how to treat it tried all lotions?

Likely ringworm: It is likely to be a fungus infection like ringworm or athlete's foot, but it happens behind the ears. Get medicine for athlete's foot (lotrimin (clotrimazole) is one, there are several others). Apply a little of the cream to the area and rub it in twice a day and it should clear in 3-5 days. Use the cream again at the first sign of the rash coming back.

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Found a pea sized hard knot behind left ear (almost touching ear) only slightly painful when touches, no redness or fluid or anything, just the knot?

Found a pea sized hard knot behind left ear (almost touching ear) only slightly painful when touches, no redness or fluid or anything, just the knot?

Lymph node or cyst: This is probably a lymph node behind your ear, or it can also be a cyst. Keep close attention to it in the next few days, if it does not go away, have your primary doctor check it.

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Swelling behind ear and redness it burning down neck deep burning feeling in ear. Any idea?

Swelling behind ear and redness it burning down neck deep burning feeling in ear. Any idea?

Swimmer's ear: Could be otitis externa or what is commonly called "Swimmer's ear" Which is easily treated. There are OTC treatments for Swimmer's ear, but better to be safe than sorry. You should see your Health Care Provider to be sure.

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The mastoid tip (the part of it exactly behind the ear. Near the the start of jaw.)hurts when I press a little hard. No redness. Chronic rhinitis?

The mastoid tip (the part of it exactly behind the ear. Near the the start of jaw.)hurts when I press a little hard. No redness. Chronic rhinitis?

Mastoid Pain: Patients usually experience pain in the mastoid process after overexertion of the jaw joint and neck muscles. Lingering pain can be treated by directly addressing the source of the pain, TMJ. See a dentist for evaluation and management.

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For months I've had skin redness and inflammation behind my ears, where my skin is very fine and delicate clear liquid comes out that becomes a crust?

For months I've had skin redness and inflammation behind my ears, where my skin is very fine and delicate clear liquid comes out that becomes a crust?

This could be a: Contact rash from earrings, but also could be eczema. The fluid is because of the inflammation of the layers of skin, which then causes the fluid to build up and the outer layer of skin to leak the fluid out (called serous fluid). You should see your doctor or a dermatologist; either should be able to help you with this problem.

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Son, almost 3, has redness/rash behind and around his ears. Haven't changed anything and he has had a cold (no fever). Says it itches. Any ideas?

Son, almost 3, has redness/rash behind and around his ears. Haven't changed anything and he has had a cold (no fever). Says it itches. Any ideas?

Rash: If he has a cold make sure it is not strep which can give a fine generalized rash if the cold is allergies the rash behind ears suggests seborrhea or oily skin make sure your shampoo is gentle and does not have conditioner keep that area dry

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3yr old daughter has lump on neck behind ear more close to hair line was red but redness has slimmed family member said could be built up ear wax?

3yr old daughter has lump on neck behind ear more close to hair line was red but redness has slimmed family member said could be built up ear wax?

Ear wax: Your child may have ear wax but it is not the cause of the lump on your childs neck. That lump is a swollen lymph gland which became swollen as a result of an upper respiratory infection, ear ache or the result of a sore throat.

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How do you treat a recurring rash (redness, dry, itchy, scaly, flaky) around the mouth/nose/cheeks/behind ears that gets worse when feeling stressed?

How do you treat a recurring rash (redness, dry, itchy, scaly, flaky) around the mouth/nose/cheeks/behind ears that gets worse when feeling stressed?

Steroid ointment: Sounds like eczema, [allergic dermatitis] can't sure it, just use over the outer cortisone cream 2x/d up to 2 weeks/month, use vaseline in between, if not good enough see add for a stronger steroid ointment.

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I had cervical spine surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. I have pain, swelling, redness and itching behind my left ear. Could theybe related?

I had cervical spine surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. I have pain, swelling, redness and itching behind my left ear. Could theybe related?

See your surgeon: Not sure if you had an anterior or posterior approach, but this sounds like it would be away from most cervical spine incisions. This might have been the site of one of the skull pins to hold your neck stable, a traction pin, one of the monitoring leads often used during spine surgery, or a staple in the drape. Check with your surgeon.

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Burning sensitive mucosa behind upper wisdom tooth. Jaw and ear pain. No tooth pain but do have cavity in that tooth. No redness. What causing this?

Burning sensitive mucosa behind upper wisdom tooth. Jaw and ear pain. No tooth pain but do have cavity in that tooth. No redness. What causing this?

Infection?: If the cavity is near the gumline, the acids and bacterial toxins can be irritating the mucosa. See a local dentist ASAP for treatment to prevnt the problem from escalating.

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