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Red hard lump behind ear. Is red and if I touch it it hurts?

Red hard lump behind ear. Is red and if I touch it it hurts?

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

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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?

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

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Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. What to do ?

Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. What to do ?

Abscess: These require the assistance of a doctor. It might be simple and time will heal but if not the infection can spread to the bone and ear structures and explode into you brain. Go to get help! now! ...Read more

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Lump inflamed red behind left ear no pain?

Lump inflamed red behind left ear no pain?

Most likely a cyst: Lump behind the ear can be a cyst. A cyst is a painless swelling and it can get inflamed or infected. It would be best if you get it checked. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Lump behind ear red hot swelling going down front of neck?

Lump behind ear red hot swelling going down front of neck?

Have it checked out: Difficult to say what that is. It could be mastoiditis with spread down the neck. At an rate, based on your description of it being "red hot", that suggests an infection-whatever the source. You should have it checked out before it spreads or worsens. ...Read more

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Daughter has lump on neck behind ear and its red around area any suggestions what it could be?

Skin infection: This is either a skin infection known as staph or it is an infected lymph node. Either way her doctor needs to see this and get her treated. ...Read more

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Recurring swollen lump under left armpit. Painful not red. In last, had swollen glands behind ear for months at a time. Worried about cancer. ?

Recurring swollen lump under left armpit. Painful not red. In last, had swollen glands behind ear for months at a time. Worried about cancer. ?

Not likely for you: Your age argues against this being a cancer. It is suspicious for some kind of infection or inflammatory problem. Consider seeing a surgeon or dermatologist to discuss the possibility of hidradenitis. ...Read more

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I have a bump behind ear what is it its red and sore and its small, I've had it for a week now,

I have a bump behind ear what is it its red and sore and its small, I've had it for a week now,

Depending : Depending on the location behind your ear, two possibilities could be an enlarged lymph node (although this shouldn't turn red) or a cyst. If it becomes large, hot, on has purulent drainage you may need to get it assessed for infection. ...Read more