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Spot on 6 month old son's cheek keeps getting infected, lymph nodes behind left ear swollen. What could this be?

Spot on 6 month old son's cheek keeps getting infected, lymph nodes behind left ear swollen. What could this be?

Impetigo, perhaps.: Any infection in the upper respiratory tract, tonsilitis ECT can cause lymph noes in the local area to swell. The enlarged lymph nodes manufactures white cells to fight the infection. Sounds like time to see the pediatrician! ...Read more

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There's a spot on my 6-month-old son's cheek that keeps getting infected. The lymph nodes behind his ears are swollen. What could be wrong?

There's a spot on my 6-month-old son's cheek that keeps getting infected. The lymph nodes behind his ears are swollen. What could be wrong?

Lymphadenopathy: Is he having any fever? Fussiness? The lymph nodes may be the result of the cheek infection, or they can be from a completely unrelated illness like ear infections. As to why he keeps getting a skin infection - that really needs to be looked at.Have cultures been done? What antibiotics have been used? Is it truly infection or more like an excoriated dermatitis? Any buttock abscesses or other types ...Read more

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Can a sew in weave cause you to have a swollen lymph node behind ear.

Can a sew in weave cause you to have a swollen lymph node behind ear.

Yes: Lymph nodes can enlarge to inflammation, infection and even cancer in the near vicinity. A sew in weave can cause an immune response, thus leading to lymph node swelling. If you have any signs or symptoms of infection such as fever or redness, pain and swelling at the weave site you should see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node behind ear around 1cm size. A bit hurts when pressed. No other symptoms. What is it?

Swollen lymph node behind ear around 1cm size. A bit hurts when pressed. No other symptoms. What is it?

Scalp issue?: Lymph nodes in the neck ofter get enlarged due to issue with the scalp, e.g., dandruff. Wash your scalp daily with any shampoo. Check your node every couple of weeks, not more frequently. if it doubles in size or other nodes get enlarged, see a doctor, otherwise watchful waiting is appropriate. ...Read more

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Can dry itchy (irritation?) ear skin causes lymph node behind ear to swell? Kind of hard and ever so slightly movable.

Can dry itchy (irritation?) ear skin causes lymph node behind ear to swell? Kind of hard and ever so slightly movable.

Post auricular LN: Your rash in that location could be psoriasis The lymph nodes could be related to that. your physician can help clarify this or have you see the appropriate physician consultants ...Read more

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If a small lymph node behind ear (about 6mm) is fixed to underlying tissues and it does not grow in size, would be reactive or only cancerous?

If a small lymph node behind ear (about 6mm) is fixed to underlying tissues and it does not grow in size, would be reactive or only cancerous?

Depends: Depends on duration of mass. Usually fixed is more problematic than movable. Best bet if mass is present longer than 2 weeks would be assessment by ENT doc. ...Read more