New Tazewell, TN
A 32-year-old female asked:
I have a swollen lymph node below my ear. i take flonase and zyrtec. the doc wants to refer me to an ent if amox doesn't work. what could this be?
2 doctor answers • 13 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Reactive Lymph Node: I sounds like you have a reactive Lymph Node to an ENT infection. This may come from an infection of the ear, the throat or the sinuses, or even a sore on the head. Lymph nodes are part of your immune system and help to clear infections, which is why they swell up. Usually they swell for a few days, and then settle after a week or 2. If more occur, then go back to your doctor
564 viewsReviewed Jul 16, 2020
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Well: Could be inflammatory response. If it does not resolve. But keep in mind it can take some time for the lymph nodes to resolve. So if concerned you can have them. Biopsied. Follow the advice of your doctor he seems to be following you closely
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Last updated Jul 16, 2020
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