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small lump on my head above my ear hurts without touching

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I have a small lump on my head - above my ear - it is very pain full when I touch it. sometime my head will really hurt without even touching it - what can this be


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replied September 25th, 2011
Bone Cancer Answer A27100
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

A swelling at the location described which is painful on application of pressure and even while at rest could be a infected cyst or a infected hair follicle.

You might consult with your doctor for a physical examination and proper treatment with prescription of antibiotics and supportive medications.

In the mean time, application of cold packs and use of OTC pain killers like Advil or motrin can help in relief of the symptoms.



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