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Ear Plugged Caused Swollen Gland
What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen
It depnds on its siz: You should monitor the size of your lymph gland. If it is less than 1.5 cm, it may not be anything to worry about. But if it is getting bigger and gets to be 2 cm or larger, then you should consult your doctor, as a biopsy may be desirable to find the cause. Nothing immediately to worry about, but check if it is growing over the next 1-2 months or not.. ...Read more
Varied: Many. Could be tooth problem, jaw joint problem, muscles in pain around TMJ. Bruxism, parotid gland problem.. I would start with an oral surgeon to diagnose/make recommendations. ...Read more
Possibly: Autoimmune thyroiditis (hashimoto's) can be associated with diffuse enlargement of lymph nodes, including those behind the ears. Other systemic symptoms may occur. ...Read more
I think I have a swollen gland in my throat. Which one would be the one that affects the ear and what can cause this?
Of the ear would cause both.
It's a pretty serious condition that requires attention. ...Read more
Yes: Certain adenoviruses can cause these problems.Get a more detailed answer ›
I think I have a swollen gland below my left ear lobe, right next to the top of my jaw. My ear burns also. Hurts to look up/down. How to treat? Cause?
Inflammation: Infection or more. This is something deep, affecting your ear and eye. This cannot wait, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
I have sore swollen gland underneath the ear, cheek swollen inside mouth and bad taste in the mouth. What would cause this? Dentist or dr. Problem?
Parotitis: Parotitis is an inflammation of the parotid gland, which is a salivary gland on the side of the face just in front of and under the ear. Given the associated bad taste, I suspect you may have a bacterial infection of that gland and a course of antibiotics is recommended. You can see your primary care physician for this problem. ...Read more
I have swollen lymp node or gland repeating upper neck my doc said its nothing cause did CT scan 2 yrs ago, also same time popping ears for last 2mnth went to ENT told me allergies need another opinio?
If it will enhance: Your peace of mind, then yes, a second opinion is always a good idea. Suggest starting with a general internal medicine doc to consult. Bring in the medical records, imaging and schedule specifically for a consult to review your case. If you give lab and radiology data, as well as a focused history of these issues, your consulting doc should be well equips to render an opinion. Please read comment ...Read more
Can a long-term wisdom tooth eruption cause symptoms like swollen lymph nodes under chin, behind ear and enlarged gland right under the tongue?
Yes, It is infection: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain, swollen lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more
I recently had my ears cleaned in bangkok at a salon. Could this be the cause of a now swollan gland under my right ear? No pain but hurts if I press
I would like to: Know the qualifications of a salon ear cleaner...You may have "bankok salon ear cleaner syndrome"! it's probably infected. If you are back in civilization, please see a qualifie health care provider this time. ...Read more
Had a root canal 2 mos ago and still have residual infection. I was told abx are not needed. Could this cause my glands to be swollen and ear to hurt?
Possible: If there is residual infection, there can be pain that radiates to the ear. Infections in the mouth and face can also cause the adjacent tissue and lymph nodes to swell. Have your doctor evaluate you for an infection asap. ...Read more
Hi, for past two days I have had very sore/ scratchy throat. Much difficulty swallowing. Swollen glands under jaw, ears blocked & cough. What can I do to treat cause? How long should I ride it out for before getting medical assistance?
Suspect Viral headco:
Your symptoms are like a virus infection causing you to have what is called Common head Cold.
This is a common illness that affects all of us once or twice a year. Sometimes it can be Flu, which is more severe. For treatment, take lots of warm liquids (soups, tea, coffee) and take a decongestant medication. Paracetamol pills will help to relieve the symptoms which may last 3-5 days, then go away. ...Read more
The glands under My chin and on my nech are achy and I feel they're swollen when I move/lower my head. I have a cold. Cause for concern?
May be: You may have a viral or bacteerial infecton. If your symptoms have been prresent for greater than 7 days, seek care for evaluation and possible antibiotics. ...Read more
Yazmin (birth controll pill) can cause swollen glands head? Or other part of body 3/4 months of use?
No: No- seek a medical examination and blood testing. ...Read more
I have a permanently (last 8 years) swollen gland behind one ear which feels hard to the touch. Do I need to get it looked at?
Yes, it could be: Lymph node, cyst, infection, or even tumor. A doctor should look at it. I doubt that it is anything serious if it has been there for 8 years and never caused any problems, but you never know. ...Read more
My 4 y o son has a swollen gland behind his left ear, its hard and he says it hurts, what should I do?
Hi, my ears are in pain, my glands feel swollen and it hurts when I try and swallow. (I'm in Australia) anything I can take or do?
I have a swollen gland under my right ear which is hard and firm and can move when touched but nothing came up in recent bloods. Should I worry?
Did Pcp feel it!?
Probably after a local infection-and may get smaller over time.
If enlarging see ENT! ...Read more
She's had a swollen gland under ear for months, ultrasound tech said all her glands look swollen. Hasn't been sick for over a year. What could this be?
I have a swollen gland on one side of my neck that is bigger then the other side and the ones behind my ears are swollen been taking med for about a w?
She has had swollen gland between ear & jaw for almost two weeks, dr said to come back in a month but it's still there. No other symptoms & never sick?
Gland: I think that you need to give it the time that your doctor suggested and then follow up with him ...Read more
Hd ear infec 3 weeks ago. Antibis worked aftr 2 rounds. Have three cervival glands still swollen on 1 side. Bloods normal. Is the swelling normal? Thnx
Active immunity: Yes. Completely normal. Reactive lymph nodes represent health. Not illness. ...Read more
Can swollen gland (1sided), hot ear/cheek and slight palpitations be symptoms of chronic sinusitus?
Hard swollen gland or lump behind right ear for about 4/5 months now. Only on one side, and only slightly swollen.?
Ans: Possibly a lymph node. Once inflamed takes several months to resolve. Keep an eye on and see if it is getting small. If gets larger or does not go away in 6 to 8 mo. See your doctor ...Read more
I have a swollen gland behind my left ear. It is hard and sometimes hurts real bad. My doc is not concerned should I be?
Perhaps: This sounds like you have or have had an infections that has caused this regional lymph node to react to the infection. Is there fever, redness, streaking, discharge? Often these will improve or go away with observation. Warm compresses along with Ibuprofen or acetamenophn may help. Often antibiotics may be needed to rid the underlying infeciton. Rarely they need incision. Get another opinion? ...Read more
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