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A 39-year-old female asked:

I have lupus and am remission. i have a sore on my ear , a fever, a large node in front of my ear and jaw pain. can a swollen lymph node cause jaw pain. dentist said teeth are ok. derm says ear infec?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Lymph node: Yes, the node can cause pressure on your jaw seek treatment for your infection.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Yes but other choice: Sulely with this nodule i would be concerned about an infection, this needs to be evaluated now. Other concerns could be a tumor, we flare of the lupus to name a few. You need to see your doctor now.
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Probably infection: I guess you have an infection causing swollen node and jaw pain. You should try antibiotics first for at least a week, if not better then consider other causes.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Yes it can: Yoy need to see your primary care doctor to find the cause of swollen lymph node as it suggests infection and may need to be treated with antibiotics. Yes a large swollen lymph node can cause jaw pain in some.

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