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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?

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

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What gland is on the left side of the head, behind the ear?

What gland is on the left side of the head, behind the ear?

Parotid: Parotid gland, large salivary gland under ear, more in front than behind ear. For parotid problems, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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Do glands behind the ear ever need drained?

Do glands behind the ear ever need drained?

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

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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?

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

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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

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,: 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

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I have glands in back of head, ear, and neck, what could this be?

I have glands in back of head, ear, and neck, what could this be?

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

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My 4 y o son has a swollen gland behind his left ear, its hard and he says it hurts, what should I do?

My 4 y o son has a swollen gland behind his left ear, its hard and he says it hurts, what should I do?

See your doctor: The symptom of pain is a good reason to see your doctor. There might be an ear infection that needs treatment or it could be a viral illness. In any case, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

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

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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?

Over the counter: If it is viral it will get better on its own with over the counter medications for the discomfort and throat sprays plus time. If it is bacterial (strep throat ex), then you will need antibiotics. If not better in a few days on its own, see MD to have strep ruled out. ...Read more

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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.

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.

This may: Be an allergic reaction. Don't know when your hair was colored. If you have been scratching a lot could have infecttion. Would encourage you to see dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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?

TMJ syndrome: May cause ear pain, ringing in the ears, jaw locking, jaw clicking and pain behind the ear. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen jaw and ear tissue or gland?

What could cause a swollen jaw and ear tissue or gland?

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

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What could be causing my neck pain, sores on my face and ear painalong with gland pain?

What could be causing my neck pain, sores on my face and ear painalong with gland pain?

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

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My left ear and a gland in the left side of my neck hurts and its causing me to have headaches.

My left ear and a gland in the left side of my neck hurts and its causing me to have headaches.

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

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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 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

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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

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

ETD: May be eustachian tube dysfunction where the ventilating tube to the middle ear is blocked by swelling or could have ear wax buildup. Try a warm compress to face and ear to see if it helps, and see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pediatrician: Do not only listen to the ultrasound tech, take the child to her pediatrician (or whatever doctor ordered the ultrasound) to help sort out what the ultrasound shows and what it could be. She might require further testing. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Lymph nodes: Hello, if the swollen lymph node in your neck fails to improve or completely resolve after your antibiotic, I would recommend you follow up for a re-evaluation by your doctor. A complete work up may be in order. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Check out: Cancer can start with one and progress, but other things can cause node enlargement. Possible ear or throat infection. Exam and lab work will tell. ...Read more

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Getting pain underneath my ears that goes and comes for approximately 1 month. The Left side gland is swollen. Also, underneath my tongue is very sens?

Getting pain underneath my ears that goes and comes for approximately 1 month. The Left side gland is swollen. Also, underneath my tongue is very sens?

One month: So obviously this is not a transient problem. Important that you see both a Dentist or Oral Surgeon and a Physician or ENT to evaluate what may be the same problem, or two concurrent but unrelated problems. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Throat: Could be swollen glands, which can be caused from many things, including ear infection, strep throat, something viral. Get evaluated by your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Ear pain and swollen glands under chin?

Ear pain and swollen glands under chin?

Be checked: It sounds like infection and you should be examined and managed as needed to help you get better. All the best. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can thyroiditis cause swollen glands and pain in the ears?

Hello docs. I was wondering can thyroiditis cause swollen glands and pain in the ears?

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

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Might infected pirerced ears spread infection to the parotid gland?

Might infected pirerced ears spread infection to the parotid gland?

No: They are not at borderline. Treat it asap. Skin infection some tims can go to kidney like throat inf to rhematic fever. ...Read more

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Hurts when I swallow feels like glands are swollen, when I swallow it also hurts into ear?

Swelling: Includes the eustachian tubes on the inside and/or the lymphatic chain that runs in front of the ear on the outside. Tylenol (acetaminophen) / warm compresses / fluids / rest. See md if worsening or not improving in 2-3 days. ...Read more