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Does hard lump in front of ear above ear lobe requires attention?

22yrs old; 5 4; 174lbs; family history of diabetes, heart disease, and auto immune diseases: MS and lupus. I have a small, hard lump in front of my ear 1 inch above earlobe. Painful when pressed. Didn t notice it until I leaned my face into my hand. Should I go see a doctor? Doesn t hurt unless it s pressed.
Tue, 11 Nov 2014
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi...
it may be skin inflammation or infective if pain increase nd throbbing in nature....
just try anti inflammatory drugs like brufen 400mg twice a day... if swelling dose not respond we can further plan for ultrasonogram nd treat acordingly....
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