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Suggest treatment for lump behind the ear

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Dr. Karl Logan

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Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2015 in General Health
Question: My husband has a small round bump behind his ear, not red or inflamed. Feels sort of moveable. Does not hurt him.
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Answered by Dr. Karl Logan 5 hours later
it could be a lymph node
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Karl Logan 8 hours later
Indont believe its a lymph node. Its up higher behind the earnon the bone part
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Answered by Dr. Karl Logan 16 hours later
Brief Answer:
Post Auricular Lymph Node

Detailed Answer:
Hi Thanks for your question,

It is common to have enlarged lymph nodes in this area - they are called the post auricular lymph nodes. They are usually small 1cm or less and XXXXXXX They are not usually serious and can be related to something as simple as having dandruff.

I hope this answers your question.

Best wishes
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Karl Logan 2 hours later
Ok, that makes sense. He has been suffering from bad dandruff latley, otherwise henis completly well
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Answered by Dr. Karl Logan 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
best wishes

Detailed Answer:
no problem. my pleasure.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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