swollen lymph node behind the ear

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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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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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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?

Doubt it

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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. Sewa Legha answered:

Ive had swollen lymph nodes Behind my ears an under jaw for like 2 months an been on 3 antibiotics an am currently on allergy medication not improving?

Watch for enlargemen

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It is quite common to have neck nodes enlarge...often due to throat infections or inflammation.As long as they are not growing beyond 1-5-2 cm(>half Inch) they are likely to be benign and may resolve over a period of few months.if you see them increase to one inch in size then you need to show them to a ENT doctor as a biopsy may be necessary to check for any lymph gland related disease
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

What causes swollen lymph node behind the ear?

Ear problem

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if you have any trauma/cut/irritation/infection/inflammation around that ear- perhaps around the ear lobe, ear canals- you can have enlargement of the lymph node behind the ear. systemic dusease like viral infection can also cause swollen lymph gland on the area.
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Dr. John Garner answered:

What can cause swollen lymph node behind the ear?

A few things

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Generally speaking, infection or inflammation cause swollen lymph nodes. In response to an infection, the lymph nodes increase production of immune cells to fight the infection, increasing their size and creating some tenderness in the process. Some certain types of cancers can also cause similar swelling. Simple blood tests can evaluate these possibilities, but the vast majority are NOT cancer.
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