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Infected Lymph Node Behind Ear
Spot on 6 month old son's cheek keeps getting infected, lymph nodes behind left ear swollen. What could this be?
I was diagnosed with an infected lymph node yesterday. It is right under my ear lobe on my neck. It just started throbbing 48 hrs ago and since has only gotten more painful and swelling is getting bigger and spreading. The doctor put me on bactrim yesterd
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
I have 1cm lymph node behind ear. movable painless. Been there 3 months. Don't think its grown.If it was lymphoma would it have grown by now? How big?
Biopsy.: An enlarged lymph node can be normal, or it can be a due to cancer. Lymph nodes that enlarge due to an infection (normal) are usually sore. A 1cm lymph node is just on the edge of being too big. The only way to know if it's normal is to ultrasound and/or biopsy it. Lymphomas cause rubbery lymph nodes that often grow, but not always. The lymph node behind your ear is associated with your scalp. ...Read more
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
Can dry itchy (irritation?) ear skin causes lymph node behind ear to swell? Kind of hard and ever so slightly movable.
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
Infectiion.: Infection in an adjacent area.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Can surgically removing lymph node behind ear cause serious problems in future? 25 y old male, have 1centimeter movable node behind right ear.
Very Unlikely: Very unlikely to cause severe long term problems as it is just a lymph node. ...Read more
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