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I have pain in the area below my right ear

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Posted on Tue, 5 Mar 2019
Question: I have pain in the area below my right ear there is swelling at the area at my upper jaw line
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Probably reactive lymph node due to an infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

The swelling area below the ear is probably related to a reactive lymph node.

The swelling is usually related to a possible infection of the ear.

It can also be related to an upper respiratory tract infection.

A bit more details needed to help me through the diagnosis:

Any fever/cough/cold/runny nose?

Did the swelling grow in size with time?

Do you have a sore throat or difficulty swallowing?

Meanwhile, I recommend taking painkillers such as Acetaminophen every 8 hours to relieve the pain.

I also recommend to use warm compresses for relief.

Waiting for your response to assist you further.

Let me know if I can assist you further.


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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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I have pain in the area below my right ear

Brief Answer: Probably reactive lymph node due to an infection. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. The swelling area below the ear is probably related to a reactive lymph node. The swelling is usually related to a possible infection of the ear. It can also be related to an upper respiratory tract infection. A bit more details needed to help me through the diagnosis: Any fever/cough/cold/runny nose? Did the swelling grow in size with time? Do you have a sore throat or difficulty swallowing? Meanwhile, I recommend taking painkillers such as Acetaminophen every 8 hours to relieve the pain. I also recommend to use warm compresses for relief. Waiting for your response to assist you further. Let me know if I can assist you further.