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1 year child having multiple ear infections. Not cured by antibiotics. Lump behind ear, under skin. Concerned

My son is 1 year old and has had multiple ear infections that dont go away even after multiple antibiotics and he scheduled for tubes in both ears but today I noticed behind both of his ears he has multiple palpable lumps under the skin and appear to be tender when I push on them. I am concerned about what that may mean. Any ideas?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Jun 2012
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If you child has had multiple ear infections with upper respiratory infection then there is a more likely reason that the lymph nodes which are in the neck and below the ear has reacted to that and become enlarged. If he doesnt have a active infection and isnt too sick there isnt anything to worry about the nodes. The tubes in the ear will help in draining the fluid behind the ear drum. Since he is 1year of age this is all that is required and he should get better.

I hope you found my response to be helpful and informative. If you have any additional concerns I would be happy to address them.

Dr Divya
Answered: Sun, 10 Jun 2012
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