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

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: 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. ...Read more

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On my 4 year I can feel his lymph nodes in the side of his neck, under his ear all the time, they're not swollen, I can just feel them. Is this normal?

On my 4 year I can feel his lymph nodes in the side of his neck, under his ear all the time, they're not swollen, I can just feel them. Is this normal?

Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body ; many are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little fluid strainers that take body lymph ; remove stray germs from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest ; grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further. Ask her doc if so. ...Read more

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I got a cold about 10 days ago, and 2 days ago the lymph nodes around my neck and behind my ears started feeling swollen. Should I be concerned? Do I

I got a cold about 10 days ago, and 2 days ago the lymph nodes around my neck and behind my ears started feeling swollen. Should I be concerned? Do I

Not necessarily: Viral infections frequently cause lymph node swelling. Usually about 4-5 days out, but sometime later. If your swelling disappears in a few more days, no worries. Otherwise, if it persists, see your PCP. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful ear piercing with lymph nodes around jawline. How to treat?

Swollen and painful ear piercing with lymph nodes around jawline. How to treat?

See MD: Get in to see your MD or the nearest urgent care facility. Once you get the lymph nodes involved, you are past watch and wait. It is time for an expert diagnosis and tx options. Likely the local infection of the piercing causing this, but no time to be guessing. Get seen. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestion: I have really annoying swooshing sound in ear and swollen lymph nodes!?

Can you give me suggestion: I have really annoying swooshing sound in ear and swollen lymph nodes!?

Open eustachian tube: Possible eustachian tube disfunction, try antihistamines, decongestants or possibly nasal sprays if increased swelling and pain, get eveluation. ...Read more

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Idk had gum swelling the dr said not abcessed n lymph nodes swollen but today jaw kinda hurts could gum infec go to jaw or ear real worried?

Idk had gum swelling the dr said not abcessed n lymph nodes swollen but today jaw kinda hurts could gum infec go to jaw or ear real worried?

Complex: Complex set of symptoms. Yes gum infection could go to other areas. Best advice is to see oral surgeon for diangosis/treatment. ...Read more

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2 swollen lymph nodes below ear and a few other places and no other symptoms at all. Something to worry about? We are waiting for the blood results.

2 swollen lymph nodes below ear and a few other places and no other symptoms at all. Something to worry about? We are waiting for the blood results.

Catscratch disease?: Single or few, large, mildly painful lymphnode (s) is the most common presentation after the initial several small papules (zit-like) at the site-of-infection/innoculation, usually 1-3 wks later. Most of the cases resolve on their own without treatment in 2-12 month, but some have fever/fatigue, headache, anorexia, joint pain, and other rare/severe symptoms. Consult to make sure this is catscratch. ...Read more

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I've had pesriasis for 12 years, last year I dicovered my axilary lymph nodes are swollen and now there is one swollen node under my ear, what is it?

I've had pesriasis for 12 years, last year I dicovered my axilary lymph nodes are swollen and now there is one swollen node under my ear, what is it?

Need evaluation: Those axillary lymph nodes needs to be surgically removed and send it for pathology exam. Hopefully, it should not be a serious problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I treat swollen lymph nodes behind both ears?

How do I treat swollen lymph nodes behind both ears?

Find the cause.: 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. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes between ear and jaw?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes between ear and jaw?

Parotid nodes: The major sites of node involvement in the H&N area are related to the jugular nodes. If not of primary lymphomatous origin the nodes are metastatic usually from thyroid or oral squamous lesions metastatic to neck. In the area between ear and jaw the parotid is a major structure with multiple nodes either metastatic from cutaneous regions or from a primary parotid lesion. Bx may be needed. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes near ears and down jaw line with no other symptoms. Causes?

Swollen lymph nodes near ears and down jaw line with no other symptoms. Causes?

LAD DDx: The differential diagnosis (DDx) for lymphadenopathy is broad:
Lymphadenopathy (LAD) A-Z DDx -- see Table 3 -- http://www. Matheny. Info/files/Habermann_Mayo_Clin_Proc_2000_75_723.pdf ...Read more

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

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

Infections: 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. ...Read more

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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?

I have two swollen lymph nodes behind my ears, I have no other symptoms. Size fluctuates. Why do I have them?

Lymph Nodes: 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 :]. ...Read more

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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?

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: 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". ...Read more

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Have a whole line of swollen painful occipital lymph nodes. Behind my ear in the hairline and down my neck? Neck is very painful?

Have a whole line of swollen painful occipital lymph nodes. Behind my ear in the hairline and down my neck? Neck is very painful?

Infection: Your lymph nodes are a line of defense against infection and sometimes allergic reactions in your body. When they swell, they are fighting the infection. In your case, they are probably overworked and probably need the assistance of an antibiotic. If they do not respond to treatment, blood tests may be helpful to determine other causes. ...Read more