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Child has swelling behind ear. Has allergy to house dust mites. Treatment?

My kid who is 8 years old today had some slight swollen behind his ear. It was slightly pinkish in color and width of one pence coin and depth of 2 to 3 mm. He has an allergic background (runny nose , wheezing , cough ) for house dust mites (revealed by skin prick test) and for past 6 months he is getting this wheezing episode once in two to three weeks. Last he had this wheezing was two weeks back. I am a bit worried about this swollen occurred behind his ear. Certainly it is not a puss as I cannot see it white in color. Please advice.
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
It seems that there is enlarge lymph node behind the ear due to chronic infection in the throat or in the ear.
Try to find out the allergen either from external or internal and avoid it to prevent recurrent infection.
Go for blood testing and x-ray chest as he is having wheezing problem often.
Avoid fried,junk food, cold drinks and ice creams.
Ok and bye.

Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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