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Hard lump under jawline, below ear, non smoker, not sexually active. Causes and cure?

My 24 year old daughter, who has never smoked, has a drink a few times a month, is not sexually active, found a hard lump the size of a pea under her left jawline, right under her ear. She s very concerned. I make a doctor s appointment yet they are not able to see her for three weeks. Can you ease her mind or let her know what it may be? Thank You...
Asked On : Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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Dear mindola,
Lumps under jawline can either be lymph nodes or salivary gland swellings. If it is of a short duration (less than 3 wks) it is most probably be a lymph node. If its not painful, no need of antibiotics,usually resolve on their own. Next would be to get done a FNAC (cytology) if it persists by the time you see your doctor in next 3 wks. In case if she develops pain in them, you might have to start antibiotics.
Salivary swelling due to infections are usually painful.

Dr Bharath Rao
Answered: Thu, 4 Oct 2012
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