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What causes hard painful lump on the scalp behind the ear?

Apr 2014
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My eight year old daughter has a hard lump on the scalp behind her ear. It feels very hard and is only sore when touched. She has lcoated two other hard lumps on her scalp that are also sore to touch. She was recently treated for headline and has had a type of reaction to the lotion causing severe itching and subsequently several sores and scabs to form. Is this all linked? Should I take her to our Dr for tests on the lumps ? Thanks for any advice...
Posted Tue, 4 Mar 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Yes,she need medical attention. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX Thanks for writing to us Yes,you should take her to your doctor for proper clinical examination. It seems from history that lump is infective in etiology.This is indicated by painful nature of lump and multiple in number. Probably she will need antibiotics for infection. Lump may be due to allergic reaction caused by lotion.There may be superadded infection in sores. You don't worry,she will be alright with antibiotics.It is better to consult dermatologist. Get well soon. Hope i have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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