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Swollen lymph nodes behind ears. Had sore throat, toothache. Is it infection?

Hi my name is frishta i have recently noticed afew hard lumps behind both of my ears. Its the lymph nodes that arw swollen. Also one of the lumps that is sore appears only in the morning its more around the airline. However i have 2 other lumps on both ears that arent as painful. I did have sore throat anf toothache could this be infection or somethihg more serious? Please im really worried Thank you Frishta
Asked On : Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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Hello Frishta,
Lymph node swellings behind and around the ear can be pretty common and are mostly due to infection in the scalp or mouth or external ear. Sore throat and toothache can lead to enlargement of these lymph nodes. Therefore you need to get evaluated by your GP regarding the requirement of antibiotics since you have a sore one. Usually they do not signify something more serious in the first place unless you have a history which can cause chronic lymph node swellings.
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