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What causes pain behind the ear? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-Feb-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:Hi I am having a pain behind my right ear
User:and i can feel it like a clot
Doctor:Please describe it in detail
User:Its there from today morning.
User:its paining when i turn my head to right side.
User:so what can i do for it?
Doctor:I need more details to be better able to help you
Doctor:Can you give the exact location of the clot?
Doctor:Is it on the bony prominence behind the ear?
User:its just below the head
Doctor:Is the skin over the swelling red?
User:i cant see the color
Doctor:Is it hard or soft to touch?
User:it is hard to touch
Doctor:Is it bony hard?
User:no its not red
User:no it snot
Doctor:Is it bony hard?
User:no its not bony hard
Doctor:It seems like a lymph node swelling
Doctor:Do you have an infection of the throat?
Doctor:Since when?
User:actually i am having dry cough
User:i dont have regular cough
User:but it comes out when i laugh
Doctor:Do you have any other symptoms?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:no but i am feeling headache
Doctor:My advise is as follows:
Doctor:It seems like a swelling
Doctor:If it does not get better you can get an ultrasound of it done to find the cause
Doctor:Secondly consult an ear, nose and throat specialist to rule out ear conditions
Doctor:For headache take tab brufen 200 mg
Doctor:It canm be take upto 2 - 3 times a day
User:sure thanks.
Doctor:In ultrasound if it comes to be lymph node
Doctor:then treatment will be aimed at finding the cause
Doctor:If it is a cystic swelling it may need to be drained
Doctor:If it is in relation to ear then ENT specialist will take care of it
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:ok then
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Take care
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