What Causes Red Spots On Neck As Well As Inflamed Ganglion Behind Ear?
Hi Doctor, red dots that look like mosquito bites but bigger appearing on neck as well as inflamed left ganglion behind ear. No pain or itching.
Possibility of bacterial skin infection
Hello. Thank you for writing to us.
I have reviewed the images.
I can see inflammed lesions clustered together in these images.
This is most likely a bacterial skin infection. Palpable draining node behind ear is a result of the infection falling in its draining zone.
I suggest you apply an OTC topical antibacterial e.g 2% mupirocin ointment, twice daily.
I will also suggest an oral antibiotic e.g either Amoxycillin Or Cephalexin for a week.
Oral antibiotics are prescription drugs therefore I suggest that you talk to your doctor for the needful.
I suggest oral and topical antibacterial
You may apply an OTC topical antibacterial, twice daily for 3-5 days.
The frequency of oral antibiotics is usually twice or thrice daily.
However, oral antibiotics should only be taken after a proper physical examination and confirmation of suggested diagnosis and thereafter a prescription regarding the same from a local doctor.
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