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A 24-year-old female asked:

3yr old daughter has lump on neck behind ear more close to hair line was red but redness has slimmed family member said could be built up ear wax?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Ear wax: Your child may have ear wax but it is not the cause of the lump on your childs neck. That lump is a swollen lymph gland which became swollen as a result of an upper respiratory infection , ear ache or the result of a sore throat.

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Last updated Sep 3, 2013

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