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Swollen Gland On Face Anterior Auricular Gland
I have a bump on each side of my face above my jaw right in front of my ear lobe , maybe anterior auricular gland ? More painful when pushed on .
TMJ pain, likely: You're probably feeling your temporomandibular joint, it's supposed to be there. Some people develop pain there because their bite doesn't quite match up, they clench their teeth, they chew gum, or they injured it. A soft diet can help, heating pads also offer relief. It would be rare to have some kind of mass in the parotid gland on both sides. If it continues to be a problem see an ent. ...Read more
I have a bump on the left side of my face above my jaw right in front of my ear lobe , maybe anterior auricular gland? More painful when I push on it
ENT: Could be a number of things including a reactive lymph nodes or parotid tumor. See an ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more
Don't: It should resolve on its own, however may take months. If it does not, or if it is getting bigger, or you are getting more of them, or it is larger than 1cm, get to your doctor asap. ...Read more
May be an infection: Swollen glands in the neck are very common. They usually occur due to sore throat caused commonly by a virus. In that case it is typically tender but it settles down in 2-3 weeks on its own. But if the glands are painless and do not settle down or keep enlarging , then you need to go see your doctor for further examination. ...Read more
Call your doctor: This forum is inadequate to appropriately tackle this question. Call your doctor. ...Read more
The glands under My chin and on my nech are achy and I feel they're swollen when I move/lower my head. I have a cold. Cause for concern?
May be: You may have a viral or bacteerial infecton. If your symptoms have been prresent for greater than 7 days , seek care for evaluation and possible antibiotics. ...Read more
You may need medical: A medical evaluation by your family doctor or ENT doctor can help you sort it out . If the glands are increasing slowly then you need to go see a doctor. If they are just sitting there and are under one cm in size, they can be ignored for now. ...Read more
My face has swollen gland "chipmunk cheeks" from purging. now on the road to recovery and very discouraged by them. How long will it take to go away?
Need to go see a doc: If you have severe sore throat, you may be better off going to an er and seek immediate medical attention. Pain medicines will help to control your pain. Antibiotics may be required if the doctor found any indication of infection in your throat. You could take tylenol (acetaminophen) to relieve the pain although it alone may not be enough. ...Read more
I have a swollen gland j=on the left side of my face just below the back of my jaw. How do I treat this? Ice or heat?
Possible tumor: Area under jaw called submandibular area. Swollen glands most often from primry tumor of floor of mouth or lateral tongue on the involved side. Swelling occassional from throat infection or lymphoma but one should be sure the swelling is not a primary lesion of the submaxillary gland in the same region ...Read more
Allergic reaction.: I am concerned that you may be experiencing a hypersensitivity reaction to something, or at the very least, you are having some type of infection. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the short term, but see your physician for an exam and possible labwork in the next day or 2. ...Read more
Infection: It appears that you have a substantial infection going on. If the swollen glands are in the neck, they are reacting to the infection on your face, trying to stop it from spreading any further, but you definitely need to see a doctor ASAP to prescribe antibiotics and control this infection. ...Read more
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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