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Sore Behind Ears
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
Start with dental: Visit a dentist for xrays to eliminate wisdom teeth problems and go from there. ...Read more
Rarely: Unless the mastoid sinuses are infected, the pain is not expected to be in the areas. I suspect that you may have a jaw problem from teeth grinding. Consult your dentist. ...Read more
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
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
Cold sore like yellow blisters behind ears - painful & burning - usually get outbreak once a year - can I used cold sore cream to treat?
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
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
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head ; behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more
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
31 yr old female knot on mastroid bone behind ear for a month has not gotten bigger. Is not sore or moveable no other symptoms should I worry?
No.: A knot or lump in that area is probably an enlarged lymph node. Lymph nodes enlarge due to infection/inflammation typically. I only worry about cancer if nodes continue to grow over time. If it does not go away on its own within 2-4 more weeks, see a physician. But, otherwise I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more
Wore a hard headband Saturday all day now behind ear is very sore to the touch. I'm also having a slight tingling sensation at times in that spot.?
Ear: You may have caused some irritation let it heal itself and it should be OK in a few days ...Read more
Suggests infection: In ear or scalp. Apply warm compress to see if it becomes less sore. Otherwise, don't mash or mess with it. If you have ear pain or drainage, need to be seen. ...Read more
Hard small bump under the skin below/behind right ear. May have gotten smaller overnight. But is still very sore and aching/painful.?
Send photo: Photo will help to see location: could be lymph node vs skin related issue/cyst vs tumor which would need evaluation. ...Read more
Be seen: Be seen by a doctor. Might just be a ln from a viral illness, but could be other infection which might require medication. ...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
I changed my earring and now I've discovered like a blister kind of thing behind my ear. It's really sore, what is it and what to do?
I have a swollen lymphnode behind my ear. It's the size if a pea. It's really hard, and doesn't move. It's a little sore. Should I see my dr?
Yes: A non-movable lymph node is reason for concern. Recommend you see your doctor. ...Read more
Mastoid bone behind my left ear is bigger than the one on the right, been like that for 3 years. Its a little sore, no pain though and I'm not sick.
Mastoid bone: Our body is not symmetric, one leg and arm longer than the other is very common. See an ENT doctor to r/o other possibility. ...Read more
My daughter has a sore and swollen knot behind her ear and complaining of a bad headache. What could be causing this?
Infected? Node: There are several lymph nodes located around the head and neck and your noted location is consistent with one. If swollen it is responding to some form of local irritation or infection. These often swell ; shrink over 2-3 wks to minor problems as the node cleans the body serum. The headache is likely unrelated ; linked to some other process. Illness, dehydration, diet ; stress are common triggers. ...Read more
I have a hard bump behind both ears in different spots that is sore to the touch and on the skull, shoould I be worried?
Ear Bumps: It really is difficult to tell what those bumps are withour being seen. I can only recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more
I have a lump behind my ear on the jawline its been there for about a week and now all of a sudden its sore. Why is this?
2 possibilities: You may have an infected lymph node that needs to be addressed or more rarely this could represent an early parotid mass. See a Head and Neck surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a lump behind my left ear. Noticed it yesterday evening. Put preasure on it and pus came out. Now just a knot and sore.
Inflamed cyst: A dermatologist can numb it and scrape it clean, heal in 2 weeks, no stitches or bandages. ...Read more
I have slightly raised red marks on the back of my neck and behind my ears that are not itchy flakey or sore. What could it be?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to be sure without examining you, however, from what you described, the lesions may be acne. Consult this site for home treatment:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
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Hi, I am in Russia. While here, I have had several sores around my left jaw line, and an occasionally sore lump under my left ear right behind my jaw.
Not clear: Not clear from your description of sores are on inside or outside of mouth. In any case, abnormal, can have multiple causes. See oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam/treatment. ...Read more
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