A 39-year-old member asked:
what cause lymph nodes to enlarge behind a toddler's ear?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Inflammation: Lymph nodes enlarge when they are fighting an inflammatory area which is in the region of the node. Your toddler may have had a cold, a slight cut, or any other form of irritation leading to inflammation. If it gets increasingly larger, tender, hot, red, new nodes develop, see your doctor.
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
All sorts of things: This can mean something as simple as a bug bite near the area or local skin irritation to a body reaction to a vaccination. The nodes in the neck and around the back of the skull are not buried in tissue like they are in the rest of the body, so they are easily noticed.They are the bodies serum cleaners and react when stimulated.They grow and become sensitive when working and shrink as they finish
2046 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 27-year-old female asked:
I've noticed a oval line type not on my toddlers head on the right side behind her ear but up toward the middle the head on the side what could it be?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Knot on toddler head: Most knots on children's head, if they are discreet, mobile, not red or hurt on touching, are benign lymph nodes which get enlarged due to minor trauma, inflammation or skin infection of scalp region like dandruff or scalp ring worm etc.
A short visit to your pediatrician or to a minute clinic would solve this "mystery" in no time!
4055 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 3, 2015
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