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What could painful bumps on ear suggest?

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? i have a small bump behidn my left ear that just popped up a week ago, its still here ,painful to thr touch and a bit scaly afetr i put alcohol or peroxide on it? what coudl it be as I am a bit worried it has not gone away. Also, it does not have a appearance of a pimple?
Mon, 29 Jun 2020
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Hi,

Most of the lumps or nodules behind the ears are always harmless. Many conditions might result in lumps, bumps, or nodules formation behind the ears such as
1. Infection
2. Mastoiditis
3. Abscess
4. Sebaceous cysts
5. Lipoma
6. Otitis media
7. Lymphadenopathy (secondary to ear or throat infections)
8. Acne vulgaris

I advise you to take a course of antibiotics, analgesics and hydrate yourself well. Take good rest.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Yogapriya Vasudevan, General & Family Physician
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What could painful bumps on ear suggest?

Hi, Most of the lumps or nodules behind the ears are always harmless. Many conditions might result in lumps, bumps, or nodules formation behind the ears such as 1. Infection 2. Mastoiditis 3. Abscess 4. Sebaceous cysts 5. Lipoma 6. Otitis media 7. Lymphadenopathy (secondary to ear or throat infections) 8. Acne vulgaris I advise you to take a course of antibiotics, analgesics and hydrate yourself well. Take good rest. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Yogapriya Vasudevan, General & Family Physician