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Lump behind left ear, pain on touching, dry skin on face, scalp, itchiness on chest. Cure?

I have a small lump behind my left ear its sore to the touch ..Also having alot of dry skin on my face and my scalp is sometimes itchy also right in the center or my chest i have a very dry itchy spot..I feel fine and have no other pains associated with the lump behind my ear..Any ideas whats causing this? 38 yr old male 230 lbs 6 3....Thanks for any help
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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The most common causes of such types of lump behind ear are due to the local infections like
Cold,sinusitis,ear infections,recurrent scalp infections,dandruff due to seborrhic dermatitis etc.You should consult your doctor and get proper antibiotic prescription after a proper examination.Once the cause is identified,treatment becomes easy.
Since you have a scalp itching,it could be a case of scalp infection or seborrhic dermatitis.
If your lump doesn't disappear even after a proper antibiotic course or it increases in size,then you should get a thorough investigations to look for other causes like tuberculosis or lymphomas etc.
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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