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Can a sinus infection or an ear infection cause neck pain, more specifically, the lymph nodes? Is this a normal occurrence?

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Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Infections in the head, including ear infections, sinus infections, and tooth infections, can lead to swelling of the lymph nodes and pain from the inflammation.
They usually take a few days to a few weeks to fully resolve. Please see your doctor if they are especially large and painful - or if your neck hurts when you bend it toward your chest.

In brief: Yes

Infections in the head, including ear infections, sinus infections, and tooth infections, can lead to swelling of the lymph nodes and pain from the inflammation.
They usually take a few days to a few weeks to fully resolve. Please see your doctor if they are especially large and painful - or if your neck hurts when you bend it toward your chest.
Dr. Michelle Karten
Dr. Michelle Karten
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Unusual

Otitis media (ear infection) or rhino-sinusitis rarely cause neck pain or cervical lymphadenopathy.
Certainly this is possible and only means that the lymph nodes are a protective mechanism to prevent further spread of this viral/bacterial infection.

In brief: Unusual

Otitis media (ear infection) or rhino-sinusitis rarely cause neck pain or cervical lymphadenopathy.
Certainly this is possible and only means that the lymph nodes are a protective mechanism to prevent further spread of this viral/bacterial infection.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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