A Small Lump Behind The Ear Of A 1-year-old Child?
Afternoon, my son is 19 months old, behind his ear is a small lump but no complaints, my child is healthy. Is that normal? Thank you in advance
Hello, thanks for the question.
Lump is an abnormal cell growth in parts of the body. A lump behind the ear can contain fluid, blood or a solid mass. Some diseases that can cause a lump behind the ear include:
Tumors or cysts
Ear infections usually cause complaints of tenderness in the ear, signs of inflammation, such as red, swollen, painful, and feel warm, and can be accompanied by discharge from the ear. Hematoma usually occurs due to trauma to the ear so that blood is buried, the palpation is usually palpable soft because it contains fluid. Lumps on tumors are usually chewy or hard and well-defined. These lumps are benign and malignant, but the most numerous are benign lumps or tumors. Some lumps that can appear can be cysts, lipomas, lumps from the bone, etc. Benigns that are benign and do not interfere generally do not require special treatment, but to ensure these lumps should be examined by a doctor, the doctor will ask questions about the lump, its progression and characteristics, risk factors, etc. as well as physical examination, and possibly some supporting examinations if needed. Handling depends on the condition of the lump, can be left just like that, or reduce inflammation with drugs, to the surgical procedure to remove the lump. To help reduce these complaints, it can be warm compressed on the bump area, avoid injury or excessive heavy activity in the area that has a bump, eat nutritious food, adequate rest, adequate fluid needs, and avoid cigarettes and alcohol. Avoid holding or squeezing the lump, avoid over-digging the ears, and keep the ears dry. if the complaint does not improve or gets worse, for example, the lump gets bigger, severe pain in the lump, redness, until the hearing loss do not delay to consult a doctor.
Thus, hopefully useful.