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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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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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What to do if I have noticed that behind my ear on my actual ear there is a hard bump thing. worried! :(?

What to do if I have noticed that behind my ear on my actual ear there is a hard bump thing. worried! :(?

Cyst?: 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. You should see your doctor or an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. They are often removed or excised. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Can you tell me about this bump behind my ear?

Can you tell me about this bump behind my ear?

Need to see a doctor: It's not possible to tell you about the bump behind your ear without any further information from you or examining the area in question. See your doctor, or try Healthtap Prime for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How did i get a itchy and inflamed bump behind my ear?

How did i get a itchy and inflamed bump behind my ear?

Lymph node/cyst: A doctor should evaluate it but it may be an lymph node or a cyst that is inflammed locally. Fever, pain, redness all point towards a localized infection. A good evaluation will give you the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is this pea-sized bump behind my ear?

What is this pea-sized bump behind my ear?

Lymph node ? cyst ?: Depending on location it could be a cyst or an enlarged posterior auricular lymph node. ...Read more

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