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My 8 month child has several swollen lymph nodes behind both ears. What can cause them?

Infections

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The lymph nodes behind the ears and on the back of the neck are part of the huge system of infection-fighting 'lymph'. Each group of nodes (lumps) relates to specific areas of the body, so swelling behind the ears could be related to ear infection, scalp infection or irritation, and upper respiratory infections. Even after the infection is cleared, the lumps can remain for days to weeks.
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Why did I get swollen lymph nodes behind the ear?

Infection

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Likely an ear or throat infection. Contact physician if it doesn't go away
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Dr. Richard Tholen answered:

How do I treat swollen lymph nodes behind both ears?

Find the cause.

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Swollen lymph nodes are reactions to illness or disease, and determining the underlying cause requires physical examination and some tests. See your doctor; this is probably nothing major but it requires checking.
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

Is there anything that can cause sore swollen lymph nodes behind both ears?

Monitoring System

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The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The Lymph Nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

What to do if I have two small slightly hard bumps behind my left ear. Are these swollen lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers

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Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph Nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well
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Dr. Michael Jaindl answered:

I have two swollen lymph nodes behind the ears. 1 just developed in a matter of hours and it's painful. Help!

Lymph nodes in these

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areas carry lymph from the scalp and ears. Since it is on both sides, assuming that your ears are ok, check your scalp. If you have psoriasis, eczema or lesions on your scalp, or a reaction to a shampoo it could cause this. If you are having an ear problem see an ENT or your family doctor. For a scalp or skin problem see a Dermatologist or your family doctor.
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I have two swollen lymph nodes behind my ears, I have no other symptoms. Size fluctuates. Why do i have them?

Lymph Nodes

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Lymph vessels route the fluid through nodes that are located throughout the body. Lymph nodes are small structures that work as filters for harmful substances. They contain immune cells that can attack and destroy germs in the lymph fluid to help fight infection.Swollen lymph nodes are usually do to an exposure to a bacteria or virus. Hope this helped :]
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Im having serious arm pain. im wondering if it could have anything to do with the swollen lymph nodes behind my ear?

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The lymph nodes behind your ear drain from the tissues of the ear and scalp in general. The lymph nodes of the arm pit drain the breast, chest, arm, and thorax areas. I do not see a connection between the arm pain and the lymph nodes behind the ear.
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Dr. Clarence Lyons answered:

I have 5 swollen lymph nodes!! 3 behind my ears and 2 on the back of my neck. They're on my left side. What's going on?!

See a doctor

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With that many enlarged lymph nodes you should see a doctor soon to let them find the cause.
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I have swollen lymph nodes on the side of my neck and behind ear. some of them hurt. i have had them for a month. Is this serious?

Likely benign, but

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The neck is a very common place for mild lymph node enlargements. We do about 5-6 Lymph node biopsies a day-from the neck-and most of them are benign. However if rapid growth is noted, or if bigger than 3cm, or if other symptoms develop you need to have it checked. The most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck are a viral illness, a dental infection, skin infection and "other".
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