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Small bumps behind both ears, under severe stress due to work. Could that be a reason?

I have small bumps all behind both ears, i recently applied a solid perfume to that area, and I ve been very stressed at work lately, could that be causing it? Is there any OTC that I should use for it, or will it just go away? It has been about 5 days since they appeared. I am female, age 22, 5 3 and 160 lbs non smoker, non drinker, I take mononessa birth control pills and the occasional advil .
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

It may be irritant or allergic contact dermatitis behind ears.

It may be due to perfume.

Many other things can cause this disease.

Apply mild steroid cream.

Take antihistaminics.

If severe, you may take steroids.

You avoid the suspected contactants.

You will get good result.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sat, 10 Aug 2013
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