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Suggest treatment for painful lump between ear and scalp

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Posted on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 in General Health
Question: I have a painful lump between my ear and side burn that is not movable . My scalp and head is sore to the touch . I have no insurance at the moment
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Likely to be Lymph node

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Dear Ms

Presence of painful lump between side burn and ear is likely to be either Parotid gland swelling or Lymph node. Soreness in the scalp without associated swelling is likely to be due to seborrhoeic dermatitis.

I would suggest you the following

1. Analgesic like Ibuprofen will be helpful
2. Five Day antibiotic: Antibiotic like Cefixime will be helpful
3. Ketoconazole shampoo like nizral for application to scalp


Do get back to me with clinical photograph for further assessment and evaluation


Take care


Best regards
Dr T Shobha Deepak
MBBS, MD
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