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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more


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Can a swollen lymph node cause earache and jaw pain? I have a swollen lynlh node due to cold sores and am experiencing both those things

Can a swollen lymph node cause earache and jaw pain? I have a swollen lynlh node due to cold sores and am experiencing both those things

Cold sores/jaw pain: Yes, both can occur. Your body is fighting an infection. Locally and regionally. Part of this is the inflamatory response which causes swelling soreness in the area.
Seek a professional that can help treat the infection and give you some palative relief. ...Read more

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Given oral sex to male. Swollen lymph nodes, jaw pain, and clear fluid bumps that clear up soon (painful), 3 red dots cheek. Symptoms 3 days after Zpak?

Given oral sex to male. Swollen lymph nodes, jaw pain, and clear fluid bumps that clear up soon (painful), 3 red dots cheek. Symptoms 3 days after Zpak?

Sounds: Like you may have acquired HERPES infection (Sometimes Herpes virus attacks a less common mucous membrane) It is certainly a possibility that you might respond to an anti-herpes (anti-viral) medication. Ask your Treating Health professional if this is a good idea...in any case I hope it helps
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Two weeks swollen lymph nodes, stuffy nose, neck/jaw pain all on left side. 4th day taking azithromycin 500mg. Not getting better. What's going on?

Two weeks swollen lymph nodes, stuffy nose, neck/jaw pain all on left side. 4th day taking azithromycin 500mg. Not getting better. What's going on?

Viral illness: Probably a viral illness, who's natural course is around two weeks. If there is a secondary bacterial infection in your sinuses, the bacteria may not be sensitive to the antibiotic, although that would be unusual. Try nasal irrigation to see if that helps, and see your regular doctor for a check up. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can tonsils and throat stay red, swollen and irritated for months, causing neck and jaw pain, with no other symptoms, including swollen lymph nodes?

Can tonsils and throat stay red, swollen and irritated for months, causing neck and jaw pain, with no other symptoms, including swollen lymph nodes?

See your doctor: Red and swollen tonsils are a definite sign of infection. You should see your physician as soon as possible. The tonsils are a part of the immune system that help filter out pathogens, so redness and swelling means they are trying to filter out something. Please see your doctor to find out the source of infection. ...Read more

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Ear pain and also feeling "full", runny stuffy nose, congested, cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, & now slight jaw pain when swallowing. Advice

Ear pain and also feeling "full", runny stuffy nose, congested, cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, & now slight jaw pain when swallowing. Advice

Dentist now!: Do not wait! There are so many symptoms that you are describing. Start with your dentist or get a good referral. From that visit a determination will be made as to treatment by either that provider or a referral to an oral surgeon or an ENT or an endodontist. ...Read more

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Can having Baber's itch under the jaw cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can having Baber's itch under the jaw cause swollen lymph nodes?

Depends on severity: I presume you mean BaRber's itch or pseudofolliculitis: irritation of hair follicles due to shaving. It is not uncommon for this irritation to lead to inflammation or even low grade infection. At least mild swelling of lymph nodes could result from this. Stay well:) ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes between ear and jaw?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes between ear and jaw?

Parotid nodes: The major sites of node involvement in the H&N area are related to the jugular nodes. If not of primary lymphomatous origin the nodes are metastatic usually from thyroid or oral squamous lesions metastatic to neck. In the area between ear and jaw the parotid is a major structure with multiple nodes either metastatic from cutaneous regions or from a primary parotid lesion. Bx may be needed. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes near ears and down jaw line with no other symptoms. Causes?

Swollen lymph nodes near ears and down jaw line with no other symptoms. Causes?

LAD DDx: The differential diagnosis (DDx) for lymphadenopathy is broad:
Lymphadenopathy (LAD) A-Z DDx -- see Table 3 -- http://www. Matheny. Info/files/Habermann_Mayo_Clin_Proc_2000_75_723.pdf ...Read more

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What types of things (besides colds) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw bone?

What types of things (besides colds) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw bone?

Usually some: Type of infection, in mouth, gums, salivary gland, mononcucleosis, tuberculosis, etc. Less commonly, disorders of the lymphatic system, such as lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, sarcoidosis. Even less commonly, metastatic cancer from thyroid, lung, breast, etc. If it persists, you should get a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can teeth germ (germ on teeth) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw?

Can teeth germ (germ on teeth) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw?

Probably: A dental infection certainly can cause lymph nodes to become infected and swollen, especially lower teeth. Swelling requires a careful dental exam and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I suddenly have a lump on the side of my face. Can this be caused by head trauma? Hit on top of head, lump in front of left ear. Swollen Lymph-nodes?

I suddenly have a lump on the side of my face. Can this be caused by head trauma? Hit on top of head, lump in front of left ear. Swollen Lymph-nodes?

Any: Inflammation can cause swelling of the lymph nodes. Most likely the contusion to the head caused inflammatory reaction. Which lead to the swelling if the nodes. Keep an eye on the swelling. If things change. See your doctor ...Read more

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Chikenpox can cause neck TB to reoccur again? Got swollen lymph nodes under chin, ear & back of head. Is tb come back or is it due to chikenpox?

Chikenpox can cause neck TB to reoccur again? Got swollen lymph nodes under chin, ear & back of head. Is tb come back or is it due to chikenpox?

Mgt/workup: I would recommend an evaluation for TB. A chest radiograph and possibly cultures are indicated.

When you have chickenpox, there also are lymph nodes which enlarge, but in six weeks should return to normal. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node, painful to touchand moves around. Jaw pain ringing in ears. No fever at all! What could this be?

Dental infection: Dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. Very common for the symptoms you described. Lymphadenitis or swollen lymph nodes is due to viral or bacterial infection. Rec.: see your dentist to rule out dental problem. ...Read more

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I've got a kinda swollen lymph node in the corner of my jaw with mouth, ear and jaw pain since my wisdom teeth were removed on September 4. Infection?

See your Surgeon: It is not uncommon to have pain and swollen lymph nodes in the corner of your jaw following wisdom teeth surgery. However, only you oral surgeon can determine if it is normal or the beginning of an infection. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have a swollen lymph nodes and your jaw hurts?

What exactly does it mean when you have a swollen lymph nodes and your jaw hurts?

Typically indicates: Some sort of infection. Best to be seen by your pcp. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I was sick this past week and now I still have swollen lymph nodes under the jaw is this normal?

I was sick this past week and now I still have swollen lymph nodes under the jaw is this normal?

Not unusual: People that are ill can have enlarged lymph nodes. This is usually related to a sore throat or some type of nasal, or throat or systemic infection. You could have mono. If the nodes do not go down see your doc. Give it a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes under jaw- what could it be?

Many things: Certainly infection of the oral cavity or ears is hight on the list but of course one has to rule out lymphoma, head and neck cancer, as well as some other disorders. You should talk to your family doctor. They may try a course of antibiotics and if this is not successful. They will further investigate this. ...Read more

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I'm sixteen and have had swollen lymph nodes near my jaw swell up ever once and a while. It's been doing this since august after I got hit in the head

Many options: With the history of trauma, perhaps you need to have a dental exam. Are the nodes present on both sides of your jaw? Regardless, you need a careful exam to determine what is going on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Jaw pain and lymph nodes swollen?

Pain/nodes: Possible infection of teeth (abscesses) or gums. Possible traumatic occlusion from malocclusion requiring Orthodontic care. Possible parafunctional habits. Possible gum disease. Possible wisdom tooth eruption problem. No clear cut answer available without examination and x-rays. In other words, please call your Dentist for evaluation and either treatment or referral to appropriate specialist ...Read more

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When is an unfinished root canal ready for filling? My tooth/jaw pain has subsided, but lymph nodes still swollen, ok to finish?

When is an unfinished root canal ready for filling? My tooth/jaw pain has subsided, but lymph nodes still swollen, ok to finish?

Yes, it ok to finish: Swollen lymph nodes in your neck and jaw is a symptom of infection. It can take a long time for the infection to clear up even after the root canal is completed. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more

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Is a blunt paint below the hinges of my jaw indicative of swollen lymph nodes, therefore I ought to bunker down and get rest/fluids/etc?

See Doctor: Pain in the jaw hinge could be tmj, but pain below the hinge could be anything: referred pain of decaying tooth, inflammation in the parotid gland or lymph node. If red, warm or swollen, call your doctor. Rest and fluids are for viral infections (cold and flu). If this is a localized bacterial infection you need to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have a favor blister and swollen lymph nodes On my right side What do I need to do it just started two days ago but it hurts to open my jaw?

I have a favor blister and swollen lymph nodes On my right side What do I need to do it just started two days ago but it hurts to open my jaw?

Here is what I sugge: Fever blisters are common but they are self limiting and typically go away within 5-7 days. All you need to do just now is take a pain medicine if the pain is bothering you. Tylenol 2 tablets will relieve the pain for 6-8 hours....so it can be repeated 2 or 3 times a day.
If you are not feeling better in 2-3 days, go see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Feels like two permanently swollen lymph nodes, just on left side of neck. One under jaw, other lower down neck. No pain, but always there. Reasons?

Feels like two permanently swollen lymph nodes, just on left side of neck. One under jaw, other lower down neck. No pain, but always there. Reasons?

Cervical Lymph Nodes: Enlargement of the lymph nodes in the anterior chain of the neck can be a sign of active infection or occult disease. Non tender but enlarged lump nodes in the neck may be reacting to infections drainage from the head and neck including mononucleosis, &HIV disease.
Lymphomas may present with non tender lymph node enlargement. Consider a head and neck exam and maybe antibiotics and needle biopsy. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes between ear and jaw. How can I get the swelling down?

Go see a doctor: You need a medical examination to find the cause of swollen glands. Then your doctor can give you proper guidance and advice you about what to do next. ...Read more

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I have two small swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck under the jaw. They feel somewhat connected but small. Is this normal? Can sorta move each

Lymph nodes: Swollen lymph nodes are common and usually will swell secondary to some type of infection or allergy. I expect your problem should be short lived. However some lymph nodes will swell and remain palpable. This is usually not a concern. However, if they become big or spongy that can be a sine of lymphoma. Get checked! ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

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