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Hello. i am a 37 year old woman. a few days ago i found a swollen bump under my skin on my left cheek near my ear. over the next three days it spread to behind my ear and down my neck. it seems to be several swollen bumps that are connected and are painful to the touch. my ear doesnt hurt, just the bumps. otherwise i am a little stuffed up and tired but i feel fine. (i have two young kids so im usually tired) painful swollen nodes near my ear?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Lymphadenitis: Lymphadenitis is o e possible cause. Please have a virtual consult with Healthtap or visit a PCP. Monitor your temperature,rest, drink fluids.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Infection: Your symptoms suggest infection it would be prudent to see your doctor as you may need prescription antibiotics. Wish you good health!

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