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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada
Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Pediatrics
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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My 18 month old daughter has 2 hard lumps above her ears,

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My 18 month old daughter has 2 hard lumps above her ears, one in which is larger than the other( left ear), red, irritated. This is the second time it has become enlarged. The symptoms only appeared at while attending her daycare, which she has only attended for a month.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 1 month ago.

Hello, Please upload pictures. Must be infected boils so please use an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin or betadine and see.

If there is no fever no oral antibiotic may be needed. Good luck to her.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
In addition, she could not sleep, was very fussy, and stratched at the the spot periodically.
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 1 month ago.

The pics show perhaps some injury marks possibly so please inquire about toys she was playing or if someone put on some spects like sunglasses on her face.

As there is no breach of skin you can safely wait few days and see, may heal by themselves.