No idea wtf this is from. Noticed something felt funny Sun afternoon, put my fingers up to my face felt some bumps. Thought hmmm. Went in the mirror and shat little green apples. I have washed it 3 or 4 times, wiped down with 91% IPA, treated with Neosporin. Do not think its infection though. After looking at some pics online, I am thinking maybe Carpenter Ant bites and they were very liberal with the Formic Acid ? Occipital Lymph node, right side was sore until this morning, now other than the area itself, only just under the ear is giving pain signals. I stopped taking Motrin/Alleve, just to see how bad it hurt. Answer: There was a 10 pt scale Corpsmen or Docs would always ask about. Right now I would say it is a solid 8. Consistent mildly hot feeling, sometimes that sensation increases and at the same time the area around the ear on my scalp pulses with pain. Every so often it feels like it is on fire, and someone is punching me in the face. Oh, scalp kinda tingles. This is day 3 after I noticed something. 43 yr Male, NKA, no relevant prior history. The only thing I have ever had hurt like this, was when I used to work at a chemical plant. Was distilling Cyanogen Bromide (it is about as nasty as it sounds). As I recall it came out at around 73 Celsius, I f*cked up and a bag broke and it got all over the top of hand and 2 fingers. Was working with a guy that was 6'4" nearly knocked him flat on his a** omw to the safety shower. Anyway. The only exposure I can think of would be something biting me in my sleep but not waking me, which is VERY unlikely. I spray for bug regularly (Florida). The other would be an eye exam I had Sat afternoon. There was 2 phases. One was the helper to the Doc, who did the "look at this lil house picture" machine, and the air puff machine. I did not think of it until later that day, but the devices where I put my face and eye were not wiped down in my presence. When I saw the actual Optometrist he specifically wiped the devices down in front of me and said something about "I don't want to share anyone else's skin oils with you". I did to a trail run 5k, rubbing on all kinds of ****e, but that was 8 days ago. So this was my long wahhhhhhh post. This too shall pass. I can suck it up, salty old sailor here. But seriously, at fukkin hurts. A lot. Feels much worse than it looks. Regards Lord Loren Soth, Knight of The Black Rose. P.S. - I THOUGHT undeath provided immunity to disease. Damn you Paladine.