Do you have any other symptoms? Any actual ear pain or is it just behind the ear?
Thanks for the reply and the additional info
Your pain may be from Mastoiditis, an infection of the bone behind the ear, or from an enlarged lymph node. Mastoiditis is a bacterial infection of the mastoid air cells (small, air-filled cavities located in the mastoid process, which is the bulge in the skull behind the ear).
Lymph nodes play an important part in the body's defense against infection. Swelling might occur even if the infection is trivial or not even apparent.
I would not put heat or cold on the area and try not to push on the area.
If your pain does not completely resolve within a few more days or gets worse, you will need to be examined by your physician for possible antibiotics and further testing.
Hope this helps!
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