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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes lump behind ear of infant?

There is a hard lump behind my 5 month old baby s ear. It has been there for 3 or 4 months. The doctor didn t say much about it and didn t seem to worry; however, it is still there. It is not associated with a fever and does not seem to bother him. It has not changed size, is smooth, and round. It is between the size of a pea or a small bean.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi Dear
Welcome to the HCM,
Enlarged posterior auricular lymph nodes are usually caused by the some infection/infestation of scalp and hairs.
Nothing much to worry.
Ketoconzole shampoo twice weekly will help in reducing these enlarged lymph nodes.
If the hairs are infested with LICE then they also can be eradicated with permethirin lotion.
Hope the query is answered,
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