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My 6 year old sons head is quite swollen and red behind his right ear. his ear has been bothering him today but tonight we just noticed the swelling.

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
undefined 48 years experience
Swelling behind ear: Swelling & redness behind the ear with earache especially if associated with fever could be mastoiditis, it is urgent that you take him to his pediatrician ASAP or go to ER. Good luck.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Go see ur Family Doc: Your son might have a swollen postauricular lymph node in response to ear infection but w/o exam, I can't be absolutely sure. So best to take him to see his Family Doc or Pediatrician for evaluation. In meantime, warm compresses might be helpful.
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
undefined 48 years experience
Another possibility.
May 25, 2015
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
TAke him to ER: Looks like he has Soft tissue infection or Cellulitis or Ear infection now spreading , He needs Intra venous Antibiotic treatment immediately.

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Last updated May 25, 2015

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