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Pea-sized lump under ear lobe, sore to touch, pus on squeezing, tiredness, headache, sore tooth. Causes?

I have a small pea sized lump just under (to the back) or my right ear lobe. Its been there for about 4 days and is a bit sore to touch. It came up quickly and i thought it was a pimple as when it was squeezed some pus came out. I also have a sore tooth (gums) on the top right of my mouth that has been sore for a few months if that might have something to do with it? Ive also been tired and had a headache for days.
Asked On : Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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a sore tooth can definitely be an origin for infection. now let me explain you.
say you gums have an infection and it is also in continuity with other organs whr it can transmit the infection.
Also there are certain tissues in our body called lymphoid. they have a role of fighting infections they are formed in different forms. lymph nodes is one of them. and they get enlarged while fighting for the infection. so in a way. they ccan also get infected. so may e that's your case.
you should ideally start on antibiotics after a examination done by your doctor.
a visual diagnosis is a must in this case.
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