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How to treat painful round lump behind the right ear?

Hello, my name is Chet. I'm a 22 yr old male. I have a pain behind my right ear and upon feeling (thinking it may be a stress headache) I discovered a painful round lump under the skin. I can't see back there, of course, but it doesn't feel like a pimple or anything like that. As I stated, it is small (maybe the size of a grape, maybe a little bigger) hard, and painful (both aches and is sore to the touch). Is this something I should leave work for and seek medical attention right away or can it wait?
Fri, 11 Dec 2015
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Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concern.

As per your complain a painful and round lump behind the ear that is tender to touch can be a swollen post auricular lymph node and it can get inflamed and swollen due to infection in the area of head and neck..
You should consult a General Physician and get evaluated and a thorough clinical evaluation can be diagnostic and treatment can be planned accordingly..
He can also advise blood tests to rule out for infections..
A course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory painkillers can help in resolution..
As of now you can take anti-inflammatory painkillers like Motrin or Aleve and also do alternate warm and cool compresses over the lymph nodes..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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