Overcoming The Small Lumps Behind The Ears?
Hello, I want to ask. My child is 25 months old. Behind the ear there is a small lump but there are about 5 small lumps, is that dangerous? Can you explain what caused the lump? thank you
Hello good afternoon Yaya.
A small lump behind the ear can be caused by several conditions:
lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes / KGB). KGB functions to form the body's defense cells which are needed when the body is attacked by a disease, so that the lymph nodes will enlarge if the disease is going on. This enlargement of lymph nodes can occur if the child is experiencing an infection around the enlargement site, in this case the enlargement of lymph nodes occurs in the head area, so usually the infection that causes this enlargement of lymph nodes occurs in the airways (for example, is having a cold cough, sore throat) or infection in ear. lymphadenopathy due to TB disease (tuberculosis). This should be suspected if your child also has other symptoms, such as a prolonged cough, a fever that lasts more than two weeks, weight loss or weight that doesn't gain. lymphadenitis, which is inflammation of the lymph nodes. What distinguishes this condition from lymphadenopathy is that in lymphadenitis the lump feels painful, reddish, and warm when touched, whereas in lymphadenopathy it is not. boils (furuncles) etc.
It is very difficult to be able to confirm the condition experienced by your child without doing a direct examination. Therefore, we recommend that you take your child to the doctor for an in-person examination. The doctor may need additional investigations such as blood lab tests or X-rays if needed.
I hope this helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa