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Soreness behind ear on top of head and next to temple ride my bike about 30 km to work everyday with a bag on my back - could it be neck problem?

Soreness behind ear on top of head and next to temple  ride my bike about 30 km to work everyday  with a bag on my back - could it be neck problem?

Tension: Could be muscle tension from the bag transmitted to that area, however given the location. Near the temple you need to see your doctor to rule out a potentially dangerous condition called temporal arteries which can affect your vision. If left untreated can cause blindness on the side which is irreversible. ...Read more

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Pealing and soreness behind ears?

Pealing and soreness behind ears?

Possible rash : Rashes are best treated by first determining the cause. I would recommend that you see your family practice physician since rashes are difficult to diagnose online. ...Read more

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Soreness behind my ears, strain in neck, and shoulders crunch when rotating back. Doc says pain is from stress. Suggestions to relieve?

Soreness behind my ears, strain in neck, and shoulders crunch when rotating back. Doc says pain is from stress.  Suggestions to relieve?

Cold pack: Try using a gel cold pack (or can try with pack of frozen peas/corn) in a light towel to the back of neck until warms or for about 20 min. Repeat as needed (just be sure to put pack / veggies back in freezer to get cold again). Should help reduce discomfort. Otc pain med (tylenol, advil, (ibuprofen) or aleve) can also help. ...Read more

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Soreness in bone behind ear, what could be wrong?

Soreness in bone behind ear, what could be wrong?

Tendonitis: In the absence of ear pain or hearing loss, the most likely cause of pain behind the ear is tendonitis of the scm muscle which attaches to the mastoid tip. Hear and analgesic should help. ...Read more

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Sore left side from behind ear to below jaw into throat. Believe glands are swelling. What's up?

Sore left side from behind ear to below jaw into throat. Believe glands are swelling. What's up?

Throat vs TMJ: Throat problem vs TMJ. Other TMJ signs are joint clicking, limited oral opening, painful chewing, headaches. TMJ sometimes feels swollen without swelling. See oral surgeon for diagnosis. If TMJ, ask for referral to TMJ exper. ...Read more

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Hi iim Mary.washed my hair in shampoo to make hair blonder.since then my scalp isburning and sore mostly behind my ears.how can iI get rid of this?

Hi iim Mary.washed my hair in shampoo to make hair blonder.since then my scalp isburning  and sore mostly behind my ears.how can iI get rid of this?

Stop shampoo.: You may be allergic to an ingredient in the shampoo, and stopping the shampoo may be all that's necessary. If it persists you may need to see a dermatologist for an anti-inflammatory lotion or shampoo. ...Read more

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Cold sore like yellow blisters behind ears - painful & burning - usually get outbreak once a year - can I used cold sore cream to treat?

Have it evaluated: Is it one one side or both? If it's only on one side, It sounds more like shingles- cold sore cream won't likely help because it may extend over a larger swath of skin. Acyclovir is prescribed, to minimize the problem of chronic pain on the affected skin. ...Read more

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I've recently developed a sore lump behind my left ear after having a cold and sore throat. It's about 1cm big and firm to the touch. Serious?

I've recently developed a sore lump behind my left ear after having a cold and sore throat. It's about 1cm big and firm to the touch. Serious?

Enlarged lymph node: Usually viral or bacterial infection cause enlargement of lymph nodes. Usually gets smaller within week to ten days. ...Read more

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