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Cold, sore throat, pain behind ear, painful to touch, swollen lymph nodes. Should I be concerned?

Hi there,

I currently have a cold, and also had a sore throat but it has subsided now. I woke up today with a pain behind my ear and noticed a bump. It is "painful" to the touch. After some research on the internet, I realize that it could be a swollen lymph node.

Should I be concerned? What measures do I take next?

Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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hi.. thanks for using HCM..
you are having acute pharyngitis/?tonsillitis.. leads to painful cervical lymphadenopathy..
see your ENT specialist for the examination..
need to take antibiotics/ analgesics..
salt water gargling, steam inhalation helps..
all the very best..
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