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Glands Behind Ears Swollen
On cephalexin now 7 days for possible throat infection w swollen right tonsil. Now my gland behind that ear is swollen and hard as a rock. Normal?
No.: Not normal. I would return to your doc for reevaluation. You may be referred to an ENT doc for assessment. ...Read more
Gland behind ear hard and slightly swollen for a few months. ent didnt seem concerned, should i get a second opinion? inside cheek swollen same side!
Yes: It is always a good idea to have this type of issue reviewed by a second doctor if there is a unilateral difference from one side to the other. It pays to be cautious and determine what is the possible cause. ...Read more
Glands behind my ears are swollen and hard been i've taking two rounds of antibiotics don't seem to be helping one gland in my neck is swollen?
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?
Hard swollen gland or lump behind right ear for about 4/5 months now. only on one side, and only slightly swollen. ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
My son is 15 months old and about 2 months ago he had roseola w/swollen glands behind ear they are still there and one in groin. Is this common?
Yes: The glands will always be there but will usually peak in size within a week of the infection and slowly decrease in size over a 3-4 wks. If another process stimulates them they may not shrink completely. I rarely have to do anything with glands in these locations. ...Read more
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