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I have a painful lump in front of my ear. what could be the cause of it ?

I have a painful lump in front of my ear started 1 wk ago About 1 wk ago I noticed a hard lump in front of my ear that is painful. Any ideas as to what this is ? Not feeling sick. I have seasonal allergies that is about all.
Asked On : Wed, 25 May 2011
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Hi Susan,
It could be inflamed parotid gland. This usually is painful when opening and closing of mouth. Better to see a local doctor.
Answered: Wed, 25 May 2011
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