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Suggest treatment for lump behind ear of a child

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Posted on Mon, 9 Nov 2015
Question: Hello. I just found small size hard non movable lump seems to be attached to the bone behind my 16 months old daughters ear. Not red and I don't think it's painful to touching.
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Answered by Dr. Mukund Savaskar (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Painless Lump behind ear/Under Investigation

Detailed Answer:
Brief Ans-Painless Lump behind ear/Under Investigation

Hi,Welcome for your query to HCM.
I studied your query and understood your health concerns for your baby.
My Impression-
Based on the facts of your query, your baby seems to have -
?Viral Lymphadenitis.It could be due to scalp infection of the baby.

I would suggest you to have check with paediatric doctor and to treat this accordingly.IF need be you may have to consult ENT doctor,as per advise from your pediatric doctor.

Remedy -
would depend on the cause of this lymphadenitis.
Give antibiotic-Amoxycyclin Syrup and Anti-inflammatory -Motrin Syr with script from your Gp doctor.

More Information for further study-
Please give more information- as follows-for further study and reply-
Did your baby had any fever / sore throat/ or running nose lately/ or diarrhea with fever attack?
Is she healthy or getting recurring illnesses of diarrhea and flu?
Await your further information as asked above for further study and replies in next session.

Hope this reply would help you to deal with this emergency and plan further treatment with your doctor.

Welcome for any further query in this regard.
Good Day!!

Dr.Savaskar, XXXXXXX Surgical Specialist
M.S.Genl-CVTS

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Brief Answer: Painless Lump behind ear/Under Investigation Detailed Answer: Brief Ans-Painless Lump behind ear/Under Investigation Hi,Welcome for your query to HCM. I studied your query and understood your health concerns for your baby. My Impression- Based on the facts of your query, your baby seems to have - ?Viral Lymphadenitis.It could be due to scalp infection of the baby. I would suggest you to have check with paediatric doctor and to treat this accordingly.IF need be you may have to consult ENT doctor,as per advise from your pediatric doctor. Remedy - would depend on the cause of this lymphadenitis. Give antibiotic-Amoxycyclin Syrup and Anti-inflammatory -Motrin Syr with script from your Gp doctor. More Information for further study- Please give more information- as follows-for further study and reply- Did your baby had any fever / sore throat/ or running nose lately/ or diarrhea with fever attack? Is she healthy or getting recurring illnesses of diarrhea and flu? Await your further information as asked above for further study and replies in next session. Hope this reply would help you to deal with this emergency and plan further treatment with your doctor. Welcome for any further query in this regard. Good Day!! Dr.Savaskar, XXXXXXX Surgical Specialist M.S.Genl-CVTS