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Can an outer ear infection cause a swollen occipital lymph node?
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Dr. Anna Meyeranswered
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Possibly: The lymph nodes behind the ear are among the first to drain the ear region. Any infection if the ear, middle ear or outer ear, can often cause these lymph nodes to swell. As far back as the occiput is less likely, but still possible.
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