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Doctor insights on: Tingling Behind Ear

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Tingling behind right ear in an approximately one inch wide & four inch long area?

Tingling behind right ear in an approximately one inch wide & four inch long area?

Pain?: Hard to nail down the cause with limited information, but one thought is early shingles. If there is (or soon is) a rash in the area and if the skin is tender or painful to touch, this is something to consider. If its getting worse, i'd see the doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mild tingling behind both ears near jawbone... Rare mild pain as well. No other symptoms. Has been going on for 2 days... Anything serious?

Mild tingling behind both ears near jawbone... Rare mild pain as well. No other symptoms. Has been going on for 2 days... Anything serious?

Mastoid process: Is the most likely area you're describing. The possibilities are many since this involved both sides. If ongoing, face-to-face appointment with your doctor is recommended and your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Does TMD cause tingling and burning in face and head (above and behind ear)? got no help from GP, dentists, oral surgeons, ENT, and neurologists.

Does TMD cause tingling and burning in face and head (above and behind ear)? got no help from GP, dentists, oral surgeons, ENT, and neurologists.

Possibly: But this is not the usually affected area. Have you seen an Orthodontic Specialist to evaluate your occlusion? Malocclusion often associated w TMD. ...Read more

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What does bump behind ear mean?

What does bump behind ear mean?

Bump behind ear: Hello, the bump behind your ear could be the normal mastoid process which is prominent behind our ear or a lymph node. I have seen nodes behind the ear that needed excision. See your doctor for a recommendation. ...Read more

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What causes severe pain behind ear?

What causes severe pain behind ear?

A few possibilities: Infection: skin, mastoiditis, pimple, shingles = common. Also common but rarely diagnosed: inflammation of the posterior or greater auricular nerves. Treatment for this might be neuroprolotherapy. Another cause could be jamming of cranial sutures behind the ear. If problem persists &/or other symptoms like fever or ear drainage-see Dr. Osteopathic exam & manipulation could help suture prob. & infection ...Read more

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Small soft ball behind ear, dangerous?

Small soft ball behind ear, dangerous?

Not likely: An asymptomatic ball or nodiule in that location is likely to be a benign lipoma, a fatty tumor of no pathologic significance. These sometimes enlarge and can be easily removed if it bothers you but these will cause no illness. ...Read more

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How do cancereous lumps behind ear look like?

How do cancereous lumps behind ear look like?

Various forms: Basal cell or squamous cell skin cancers can be very ulcerative and bleed often. Sometimes, basal cell lesions can be very nodular. This is something that should be seen by a dermatologist or ENT doctor. Many other things can cause bumps behind the ears. ...Read more

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What's the cause of dry flaky skin behind ear?

What's the cause of dry flaky skin behind ear?

Seborrhea: Sounds like seborrheic dermatitis an inflammatory skin condition...You can try otc hydrocortisone. See your dermatologist for stronger medications as well as a complete examination. ...Read more

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Getting spasms on the left side of head behind ear?

Getting spasms on the left side of head behind ear?

Head spasm: Spasm behind the ear is the result of neck muscle spasm. It is common and usually has no worrisome underlying cause. ...Read more

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What+could+cause+pain+on+left+side+behind+ear that goes into neck?

What+could+cause+pain+on+left+side+behind+ear that goes into neck?

Several possibilitie: Most likely represents musculoskeletal discomfort, but could be secondary to ear or mastoid inflammation. Should be examined by physician. ...Read more

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I hit my head behind ear and now it's hurting. What can I do for the pain?

I hit my head behind ear and now it's hurting. What can I do for the pain?

Pain behind ear: Hello, I would recommend ice to the injured location as well as alternating between tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin. This pain should resolve quickly. If it persists after a day or two, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Huge painful knot on head. Right side behind ear. Should I be worried? Could I jave slept on it wrong? Please help! I'm panicking

Huge painful knot on head. Right side behind ear. Should I be worried? Could I jave slept on it wrong? Please help! I'm panicking

Cyst or Lymph node: This is a common area to form small sebaceous cysts. They are formed from the oil/ hair folliclles in the skin. They often do not go away. Sometimes they can get infected and get larger or painful. It could also be a lymph node aggravated by a a scalp or ear lobe infection/ inflammation. See your doctor or an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. They are often removed or excised. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of ear/behind ear area. Starts from bumping ear or when using qtip. Has happened for over a year, lasts all day?

Pain on right side of ear/behind ear area. Starts from bumping ear or when using qtip. Has happened for over a year, lasts all day?

Ear pain NOS: The cartilage to your ear maybe either sensitive to foreign body or an underlying tissue abnormality. Have a doc take a look at it if it is inflamed or infected. ...Read more

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.5cm node behind ear, 1cm node on neck. 1st noticed both 8 mnths ago. Both stable. Is the fact that there are two a cause for concern? Healthy otherwis

.5cm node behind ear, 1cm node on neck. 1st noticed both 8 mnths ago. Both stable. Is the fact that there are two a cause for concern? Healthy otherwis

Well, ....: Lymph nodes are tough to treat as often health individuals like yourself can get these nodes that get inflamed and elevated, often in a benign, possibly allergy mediated way, where they can get blocked and stay enlarged and visible/palpable. Only a biopsy will ever tell if problematic, but your dr can examine you and decide if that ever becomes necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes pain behind ear?

What causes pain behind ear?

Few things: This could be caused by nerve irritation stemming from your upper cervical (neck) spine. It could also be related to your mastoid bone. If you have had any recent infections, such as an ear infection, that infection can migrate to your mastoid bone and cause complications. You also have some muscle attachments just at the base of your skull that could lead to pain in the area. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What could a hard knot behind ear I have had it for 15 years?

What could a hard knot behind ear I have had it for 15 years?

Node or osteoma: A hard bump could be a lymph node but these usually are mobile. Sometimes the bone behind the ear (mastoid) is not smooth so may feel bumpy. If it sits right behind the ear lobe it could either be a part of the second cervical vertebra or a parotid salivary tumor which can be firm and slow growing. If it is enlarging I suggest it should be evaluated. ...Read more