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I have a lump next to my ear at the front it's painful I fount it about 3 days ago I think it's gone down a little , I did have dry scalp on top of ea?

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Dr. Charles Jarowski
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Mumps?

In light of recent flair-ups in mumps cases, do you have any fever? If not mumps are unlikely--especially unilaterally.
Do you have an inflammation in your scalp because this could cause an inflamed lymph node in front of your ear. It is not cancer. I would observe it for changes in size or degree of pain for another few days. It will probably go away by itself.

In brief: Mumps?

In light of recent flair-ups in mumps cases, do you have any fever? If not mumps are unlikely--especially unilaterally.
Do you have an inflammation in your scalp because this could cause an inflamed lymph node in front of your ear. It is not cancer. I would observe it for changes in size or degree of pain for another few days. It will probably go away by itself.
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