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Gland Above Ear
Mom have pain top of head down to inch above ear for a week been on levaquin (levofloxacin) and still have pain and gland hurt behind ear what could it be?
Possible parotiditis: Is the gland in front of the ear swollen? If so it could be parotiditis. If it is, push on the gland to see if nasty tasting pus goes into the mouth. If so, keep massaging it and put ice on the swollen area. If this is not the parotid gland, it could be a muscle or joint problem specifically the tmj. If it hurts to open and close the jaw, use ice and take motrin, usea a soft diet for a few d. ...Read more
Need diagnosis: There are very few if any glands directly behind the external ear or pinna. However, if the swelling is just below the ear, the mass may be a lymph node or a benign cyst or mass in the parotid gland. Finally, a lymph nose may appear behind the ear and does not have to be drained. See an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may have shingles. ...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
About every 2 months I get this bad pain in my right gland and a little below the ear lasts 5 days can't eat or anything if I eat I would like a suggestion before its time to go through this again
Hello, I wonder if what you are referring to is inflammation of your subauricular lymph node.
The lymphatic channels drain tissues of debris, old white blood cells and bacteria. When handling an area of infection, the nodes can become enlarged and tender. If it is a lymph node, it would be important to determine why is it becoming inflammed. It could be a dental issue or an ear/nose/ throat issue. In that area, that can also be embryonic residual matter that could be an issue. I suggest that you get it checked out. ...Read more
Get a doctor to exam: You need to be examined by a doctor to determine the cause of the swollen lymph nodes. This can be done by an ENT doctor or a general physician. If they suspect cancer a biopsy of the lymph node is done to make a proper diagnosis. But swollen lymph glands can also be due to infection in which case an ENT doctor can treat you with antibiotics. ...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?
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
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 died my hair dk brown. I woke in the night scratching my head. My neck and ears are all bumpy and itch. 2 glands on the back of my neck are up.
The doctor said there doesn't look to be anything wrong with my ears or glands but they hurt and the right one is ringing almost constantly. Help?
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
Possible shingles: It is possible that this could be a case of shingles, but it would be best to see your doctor as soon as possible to get a diagnosis. ...Read more
Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, the antibiotics can help. Try advil (ibuprofen) too. ...Read more
I have a group of insect bites behind my ear with growing swelling but no glands development yet?
Shingles: If painful this might be shingles see MD were always on the lookout for it. ...Read more
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
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
Strange, pressure feeling inside ears, as though someone pushing them. Not painful, but feels strange. What's going on? No cold, glands fine, no fever
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
Is one enlarged gland that is moveable and doesn't hurt at all in my neck close to my ears mean cancer or do u have to have more than one to be cancer?
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
I got pain from my ear down to my glands, and the outside of my throat is really painful and painful to touch, what could it be?
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
SIDE OF HEAD: SIDE OF JUST ABOVE AND BEHIND THE EAR ...Read more