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Lumps under the skin between ear and head, pain on touching. What could this be?

Hi, I have lumps under the skin where the ear connects with the head, where the frames of the glasses stand. First it appeared on the left ear, then on the right. They are a little bit painful when I touch them. They are not visible, cause they are small and are under the skin. The first lump showed three days ago, and the second a day after the first one. What can this be?
Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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Thanks for choosing HCM,
THe condition you have described is called acanthoma fissuratum or spectacle frame syndrome .the condition is due to pressure of frame on the ear . You apply Synalar creams twice a day on affected areas for 7 days and change the style of your frame so that it does not directly touch your lesions.
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Lumps under the skin between ear and head, pain on touching. What could this be?

Thanks for choosing HCM, THe condition you have described is called acanthoma fissuratum or spectacle frame syndrome .the condition is due to pressure of frame on the ear . You apply Synalar creams twice a day on affected areas for 7 days and change the style of your frame so that it does not directly touch your lesions. Bye for now.