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Red Dots Behind Ears
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.?
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
My mom got bit on the arm when she was outside. She told me that when she got bit started out as a little red dot then it swelled up. Now she has two MORE bumps, a big one on her head and a smaller one behind her ear. They are very tender to the touch and
Bit by what??:
Prob best to have an exam and get a correct answer.
This format is not ideal for DXing this kind of question. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Plz help. The mastoid (the part of it exactly behind the ear. Near the the start of jaw.)hurts when I press a little hard. No redness. I have 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 on top of outer ear and behind. - redness -swelling -warm to touch -burning -itching -pain -small bumps large knot slightly under lobe?
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?
I noticed a hard lump behind my ear about six months ago that has grown. It feels like cartlidge and it is painless. No ear infection. No redness.
See ent: See ENT doctor to rule out cyst, tumor or other malady. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
1 dmd says inter resorption 1 says cavity upper wisdom tooth. No tooth pain but pain in palate, ear, and behind tooth. No redness lesion etc. Ent ear ok?
Endodontist: Allow a specialist to evaluate that tooth for treatment if there is some confusion. ...Read more
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?
Upper wisdom tooth cavity. No tooth pain but pain behind tooth and in ear. Mucosa sensitivity where pain is. No swelling, lumps, or redness. What is it?
Not enough info: How long has it been there, what are its features : size, raised or flat: other kid symptoms, exposures. When you ask a question on the site please list enough relevant information for someone to realistically answer. Submit all the above & we might be able to help. The? 's are not linked so please start over. Submit to the site not individual physicians, who may only briefly visit the site. ...Read more
There is a small cut behind my right ear on my head that happened a few months ago. It now hurts and it's been a few months it's red.
Ear reddened: Would have it looked at to make sure it hasn't gotten infected ...Read more
Either or see a doc:
It could be either a lymph node and that will explain the tenderness and mass effect
it could be an oil gland cyst what is called sebaceous cyst that could get hard like a solid mass and it could get infected and turn to abscess like structure
either way you need to see your doctor for evaluation and proper treatment at least with antibiotic before the infection spread
good luck ...Read more
Behind my right ear close to the top and middle hurts to be touched? It's not red and there's no bump.
Ever since summer started I have had this problem behind my ear like it gets dry&red& looks like a big cut down my ear and it will switch to the other?
Ear: Hard to tell without a picture. Check it out with an ENT or dermatologist. ...Read more
CDNH: Could be chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis (inflammation of the cartilage). Treatment includes avoiding pressure on the ear (sleep on the other side) and topical or injections of steroid. If you don't think that diagnosis fits (google some pictures) see a Dermatologist for diagnosis. ...Read more
I've had a painful red lump behind my right ear. It has been there for about a month or so, should I be worried or not?
Any painful lump: That is red should be checked. In this location the most likely condition to cause this would be a local skin infection or a sebacous cyst. But it matters what your health history is, how old you are, do you have other health problems, have you traveled, and what the lump feels like to the doctor. Any pain is a sign something isn't right and the best advice is to get it checked by a qualified DR ...Read more
My son ear's are burning and really red all on the outside and behind his ears and persistent coughing what could it be?
Umm, hard to say.: There is really nothing specific about the symptoms you describe for your son that gives us a clue as to what exactly is going on medically. A cough with a rash conjures up all sorts of possibilities.... How old is your son? Does he have fever? Does the rash go away--or is it persistent? Why is your child taking Aspirin daily? . ..As you can see, there are too many questions unanswered. See your md. ...Read more
Causes for 2yr old son small red raised rashes just behind rt ear? No other symptoms showing. No temp. Feeling ok otherwise.
See pediatrician: It is difficult to answer without being able to visualize the rash. The possibilities are endless. Have the child's pediatrician take a look. ...Read more