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Tender lymph node behind left ear, next to jaw line. Is it an allergy ?

I have a very tender lymph node behind my left ear, next to my jaw line and next to the ear. I took off all earrings thinking that may be the problem. I first noticed it about a month or so ago and now it feels worse. It doesn t seem to be swollen much in checking with my other ear. I do have allergies and take shots for them. Is this something I should just ignore and blame it one allergies?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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Hello dear
Thanks for your query.

There might be many reasons for lymph node enlargement ranging from local inflammation, neoplastic growth to even dandruff.The best thing you could do is to go get a clinical checkup from your doctor.After clinically examining he may advice you to go for a FNAC examination which will help in diagnosing the condition.
Yes it may be because of your allergy . It may be because of upper respiratory tract infection too .... there might be many other causes.

Hope this helps.

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Answered: Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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