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I had a sore lump under my left ear lobe a Dr. said swollen lymph node. It went away but came back and grew rapidly while eating chew/swallow worsen?

I had a sore lump under my left ear lobe  a Dr. said swollen lymph node. It went  away but came back and grew rapidly while eating chew/swallow worsen?

Salivary gland: The swelling you describe sounds more like swelling of the salivary gland called parotid gland. It may infected or its ducts may be obstructed with stone, See an ENT. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more

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Got my ears pierced aboit 2 weeks ago. Now they're really tender and painful and I've discovered a swollen gland right below ear lobe. Is it infection?

Got my ears pierced aboit 2 weeks ago. Now they're really tender and painful and I've discovered a swollen gland right below ear lobe. Is it infection?

Otitis externa: very likely it is.Please see a doctor right away.You need antibiotics ASAP.if the infection spreads,you will be in terrible pain.not to scare you,seek medical help. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Once
Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
Once
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I feel tender pain just below my left ear lobe. Could it be for swollen lymph node. However there are no signs or rashes in that particular area.

I feel tender pain just below my left ear lobe. Could it be for swollen lymph node. However there are no signs or rashes in that particular area.

Possible lymph node: Yes it could be a lymph node that is swollen or even a small sebaceous cyst. If it does not resolve on its own you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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My right ear is really sore. It started up yesterday and it became sore and feels swollen. Could there be a reason for this?

My right ear is really sore.
It started up yesterday and it became sore and feels swollen. Could there be a reason for this?

Ear pain: If you press on your ear an it hurts probably you have a "swimmers ear". You will need ear drops to clear it up. Do not use q-tips or alcohol in your ears. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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Blister type bump on my tragus? Swollen, sore, burning sensation that turns my ear and cheek red.

Blister type bump on my tragus? Swollen, sore, burning sensation that turns my ear and cheek red.

Shingles?: If there is more than one bump (check in ear canal and behind ear lobe: very likely this could be shingles. Other viruses like coxsackie can cause this too. Of course bacterial infection cold do the same. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
Once
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Have had swollen ear lobes for a long time with no other apparent symptoms. Is this unusual?

Have had swollen ear lobes for a long time with no other apparent symptoms. Is this unusual?

See your doctor.: The causes of chronic swelling of the earlobes can range from an allergy to a metal in a new earring to low-grade infection and inflammation. Since the treatments differ, you need to see your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes! ...Read more

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