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San Jose, CA
A 26-year-old member asked:

Small lump behind ear,neck sore on that side, throats sore, been having a bit of hot and cold sweats. dont have a fever, dont feel awful just not the best. is this a cold? is the lump a lymph node?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sounds like: "EXTERNAL OTITIS" , in inflammation of the outer ear canal (Sometimes called "Swimmer's Ear". Antibiotics both local (in the canal itself" and systemic (by mouth) may be indicated! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Lymph node, possible. Possibly a middle ear/estacheon tube infection.
Aug 18, 2019

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