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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 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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Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

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

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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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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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Hard lump behind ear sore when I touch it. What is it and what will I do?

Hard lump behind ear sore when I touch it. What is it and what will I do?

Probably lymph node: The mass is probably an inflamed lymph node related to your ear infection. Please see your doctor for treatment of the infection. ...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?

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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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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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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Just notice a knot behind my right ear. What could it be from? Is sore.

Just notice a knot behind my right ear. What could it be from? Is sore.

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

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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

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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?

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

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Small lump behind ear under earlobe, not sore or tender to touch what could it be?

Small lump behind ear under earlobe, not sore or tender to touch what could it be?

Several options: This could be a sebaceous cyst, lipoma, or enlarged lymph node. Suggest that you see your doctor to distinguish between these. If it is not changing quickly and you feel generally well, then there is likely no urgency. ...Read more

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Good evening. My right gland behind my ear is swollen and sore. Should I be worried?

Good evening. My right gland behind my ear is swollen and sore. Should I be worried?

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

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I got a hard lump behind my ear and its sore what do I do

I got a hard lump behind my ear and its sore what do I do

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

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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. ...Read more

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My daughter has a sore and swollen knot behind her ear and complaining of a bad headache. What could be causing this?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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.

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