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Bump on head, located behind ear, pain on touching, headache, no head injury. Swollen lymph node?

I have this very odd bump on my head. It s not from an injury I simply woke up with it. It s located about an inch behind my ear where my neck and head meet on the left side. It s a little bigger than the size of a pea and is completely solid. It hurts to touch, it hurts to turn my head to the right side, and i have a horrid headache which is consistently getting worse. What is this?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Hi thanks for your question.
The bump you are having most probably could be a boil that is infected hair follicle with cellulitis (infection of adjacent tissue).The lymph nodes in neck are enlarged secondary to infection.You need a course of antibiotic and analgesic anti inflammatory drugs(pain killers).Consult a physician or an ENT surgeon who may be able to examine you to determine what exactly this swelling is and accordingly he/she may prescribe you drugs.
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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