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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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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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Can chikenpox cause a swollen lymph node behind ear?

Can chikenpox cause a swollen lymph node behind ear?

Yes: If there are pox on the face and head, lymph nodes behind ears will get swollen as they fight the infection. Watch for a tender node, red overlying a node, as they can require antibiotics in a complicating infection. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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Have swollen lymph node behind ear when touched it feels like theres a hard ball in there not on any meds feeling well just got high prolactin levels?

Have swollen lymph node behind ear when touched it feels like theres a hard ball in there not on any meds feeling well just got high prolactin levels?

Location issue: If you are talking about right behind ear, there usually aren't major lymph node chains hanging out unless it is more in the neck region. Something that may feel like lymph node in the area may be blocked duct/follicle. Not sure if this has anything to do with high prolactin levels but this would not be typical. You can try warm compress as if this is a blocked follicle, may help. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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my scalp has been so itchy and burns randomly. Now I have noticed a swollen lymph node behind ear. no infection recently. should I see a doctor?

 my scalp has been so itchy and burns randomly. Now I have noticed a swollen lymph node behind ear. no infection recently. should I see a doctor?

Yes: You should see a physician to determine if you have an infection in your scalp. Is the node on the same side as the itching and burning? Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node behind ear, recent 2hour nosebleed, and mild bone pain, and nausea. Are these symptoms related? Should i go to the doctor?

Swollen lymph node behind ear, recent 2hour nosebleed, and mild bone pain, and nausea. Are these symptoms related? Should i go to the doctor?

Yes: Go to a doctor and make a list of all of your symptoms and the time sequence in which they occurred. Cannot diagnose you on the telephone. Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis cause your tongue to swell? And can you have tonsillitis without fever? Throat hurts and swollen lymph node behind ear

Can tonsillitis cause your tongue to swell? And can you have tonsillitis without fever? Throat hurts and swollen lymph node behind ear

Tonsilitis & tongue: Tonsillitis is a term to describe swollen tonsils. The tonsils swell to help fight off infection. The tongue may also swell in the presence of bacterial or viral infection. A newer concern regarding tonsillitis has to due with sleep apnea. Tonsillitis can obstruct your airway and should be evaluated for size once the infection is gone. ...Read more

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Headache, eye pain, sore spot feels warm on rs top of scalp, swollen lymph node behind ear. Normal cbc, neg mono. Amoxi 1000mg bid x 4d - no change?

Headache, eye pain, sore spot feels warm on rs top of scalp, swollen lymph node behind ear. Normal cbc, neg mono. Amoxi 1000mg bid x 4d - no change?

Could be viral: It is possible herpes infection if not respond to penicillin, but you still need to see a doctor to get check up. It is also another possibility that this infection does not respond to penicillin. ...Read more

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