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What to do if I have pain behind my ear (mastoid bone)?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Mastoid pain

Greetings. This area is the location where a muscle of the neck attaches to the skull.
So muscle tension can cause pain here. The mastoid cavity inside this bone connects to the middle ear space behind your eardrum. So an ear infection can cause pain. At this time, ibuprofen used regularly X 10 days with food can help to reduce pain and inflammation. See your doctor for confirmation.

In brief: Mastoid pain

Greetings. This area is the location where a muscle of the neck attaches to the skull.
So muscle tension can cause pain here. The mastoid cavity inside this bone connects to the middle ear space behind your eardrum. So an ear infection can cause pain. At this time, ibuprofen used regularly X 10 days with food can help to reduce pain and inflammation. See your doctor for confirmation.
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