A Lump Behind The Left Ear Of A 3 Month Old Baby?
Hello..rnI want to ask a question, I have a baby, on the 12th my child is 3 months old..rn Coincidentally, yesterday when I was cleaning my son’s ear, I accidentally felt the lump behind my son’s left ear. ,, when I held the lump it rattled…why is that whyrnPlease answer yesrnThank you
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A lump behind the ear may or may not be a normal condition. Under normal conditions, these bumps may appear as a harmless genetic variation of excess skin deposition. In the medical field, this condition is often termed a skin tag (fibroepithelial polyp). This condition actually appears more often in the folds of the body or in parts of the body that often experience friction with clothing. However, it is also possible for skin tags to appear on other areas of the body, including behind the ears. Skin tiag is not a dangerous condition and does not have the potential to become cancer. Therefore, often no special treatment is found, unless its appearance is very disturbing.
In addition to skin tags, your child's bumps may also appear due to other causes, for example:
Skin infections, for example warts, folliculitis Lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes), for example due to tuberculosis, cat claw, lymphoma Skin tumors, for example lipomas, fibromas, hemangiomas, cysts Hypertrophic scars, keloids, etc. Through direct inspection and palpation, usually a doctor can identify the cause of the lump. Therefore, don't delay in checking your child directly to the doctor. If necessary, the doctor can perform a biopsy to find out the cells that make up the lump.
Various conditions can cause a lump behind the ear. If the cause is an infection, the lump has the potential to spread or be contagious. Therefore, you should avoid holding or pressing the lumps that appear too often, especially applying any ointments or creams without the supervision of a doctor. Always keep your child's condition clean, and avoid exposure to substances that have the potential to cause skin irritation or allergies.
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dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah