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What causes cheek and gland below ear swollen?

This morning I sneezed then blew my nose and my left ear popped really really loud. Ever since I ave been in pain, I can t full hear out of that ear. There is no discharge of blood or anything. Now my gland below my ear and that side of my cheek is swollen. Do I need to see a doctor right away? What could it be? Thank you, Lorie
Thu, 1 Oct 2015
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query symptoms such as cheek and gland below ear swollen are probably due to swollen salivary gland and reason for this is obstruction of duct of gland, infection in gland and any kind of tumor. I would suggest you to visit ENT specialist and get it examined .Doctor may prescribe X-ray,CT SCAN and MRI to confirm diagnosis and start treatment accordingly. As of now drink plenty of water. Give warm compresses to that area and you can take over the counter medicine like ibuprofen to reduce pain and swelling. Take proper course of antibiotics if infection persists.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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