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Suggest treatment for hard painful lumps behind ear

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Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014
Question: Doctor,
I have 3 painful hard bumps on the bone behind my left ear. They appeared suddenly, with no illness and are painful enough that I took Advil to sleep. I also have an itchy rash on back of neck which is being treated with fluconolone ointment.
Thank you for your advice XXXXXXX N
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Answered by Dr. Deepashree (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
post auricular lymphadenitis. viral etiology.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for your query.
In my opinion, you might be having a post auricular lymphadenitis, mostly of viral etiology, as it is associated with rashes.
If I were your treating doctor, I would have prescribed penicillin antibiotics + anti inflammatory medicines like paracetamol + diclofenac combination drugs twice daily for 3 to 5 days. Same ointment for rashes.
Oral antihistamines for the rashes.
With this treatment, it will settle by a weeks time.
Hope my answers have helped you. Thanks.
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Brief Answer: post auricular lymphadenitis. viral etiology. Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for your query. In my opinion, you might be having a post auricular lymphadenitis, mostly of viral etiology, as it is associated with rashes. If I were your treating doctor, I would have prescribed penicillin antibiotics + anti inflammatory medicines like paracetamol + diclofenac combination drugs twice daily for 3 to 5 days. Same ointment for rashes. Oral antihistamines for the rashes. With this treatment, it will settle by a weeks time. Hope my answers have helped you. Thanks.