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Strange painful graze/raised bump behind ear

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user1465146157 Wed 29-Jan-20 09:06:07

Anyone experienced something similar before

Went to sleep completely fine - woke up and my ear hurt as if I'd slept funny on it?
On touching it, it was more painful, like a little bump directly behind but throbbing.
have put Sudacrem on overnight - just feels like a sore as if it's cut but it's not. Also my whole ear is hurting now, seems to be worse a day later and inside feels unusual.

any thoughts appreciated.

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PeninsulaPanic Wed 29-Jan-20 09:42:29

My first thought was shingles. Have you been feeling unwell recently?

Lifeoverhaul Wed 29-Jan-20 09:52:19

You have glands there. Raised gland?

user1465146157 Wed 29-Jan-20 11:45:53

@PeninsulaPanic
I dont think its shingles as I am feeling generally ok and its not a rash, more of a cut/graze/bump

@Lifeoverhaul
I thought that, but then its sort of in the middle of the ear - whereas I thought glands were behind the ear lobe. this is higher than that

thank you for your replies x

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Morporkia Wed 29-Jan-20 11:55:12

My dad had this and it was an infection of the mastoid bone and inner ear. Bet to see a doc ASAP

Morporkia Wed 29-Jan-20 11:55:21

Best not bet

user1465146157 Wed 29-Jan-20 14:44:22

@Morporkia
Thank you - have googled and it sounds similar! trying to get a GP appointment with no luck so far but will keep trying

thanks so much for posting that

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Morporkia Fri 07-Feb-20 13:07:05

You’re welcome, hope you managed to see a doctor and get some advice x

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