A few days ago I discovered a hard lump next to my ear. It's very hard and hurts when I put any pressure on it. It is not really visible from the outside, not moveable and about 0.5 inch in diameter. It feels like it's attached to the bone. Any ideas what it could be? I'm very concerned. Any advice and ideas are greatly appreciated.
My husband had something like this and it turned out to be a sign of shingles, (it was a swollen gland) if you catch it early enough you can get an anti viral that will will hopefully cut down on your pain and duration if you do indeed have shingles.
I had the headaches too. I went to see a doctor and he prescribed antibiotics. The lump is gone (as well as the pain) by now but I'm not 100% sure if it really was a bacterial infection. Thanks for your response!
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