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My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Likely infected

This could be a simple skin infection or an inflamed lymph node.
In either case, an evaluation may be needed. In the short term you can apply moist heat to the area in the form of a heated compress several times a day.If it is a minor issue the body may heal itself. If it worsens it will need to be seen.

In brief: Likely infected

This could be a simple skin infection or an inflamed lymph node.
In either case, an evaluation may be needed. In the short term you can apply moist heat to the area in the form of a heated compress several times a day.If it is a minor issue the body may heal itself. If it worsens it will need to be seen.
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