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Rash on ear, psoriasis, raised skin, painful spot. What could it be?

For a few months i've had what seemed like a rash in the crease behind my right ear, i just attributed it to my psoriasis. there was no "raised" skin of any sort but when i touched a spot behind my ear it was painful. Overnight I developed what seems like a red, fluid-filled cyst or lump of some sort in the same crease behind my ear. Any ideas of what it could be? it feels like it is filled with fluid and hurts when i touch it
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Welcome to health care magic.
From our description, the rash behind your ears could have been seborrhoeic dermatitis or psoriasis. It could have got infected because of constant handling or scratching. This would probably be the cause of the abscess or boil which you are now feeling as a painful lump. You need a course of antibiotics which will heal the boil. For the rash, please consult your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Topical steroid creams will help to clear the rash.
Hope this helped you.
Take care.
Answered: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
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