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What Causes Swelling Behind The Ear?

I have this swelling behind my ear. It s painful. I went to the doctor. He gave me some antibiotics and anti-inflamatory medication. It is gone in 3 days. I have noticed that this comes back very often. Like once a month or 2 months once. Each time it is a week before my period. I do not want to keep on taking antibiotics. Is there something wrong with me?
Thu, 15 Apr 2021
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Hello,

Your symptoms could be suggestive of inflammatory lymph nodes, possibly related to an inner ear infection. For this reason, I recommend consulting with an ENT specialist for a physical exam and some blood lab tests (complete blood count, PCR, ESR).

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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What Causes Swelling Behind The Ear?

Hello, Your symptoms could be suggestive of inflammatory lymph nodes, possibly related to an inner ear infection. For this reason, I recommend consulting with an ENT specialist for a physical exam and some blood lab tests (complete blood count, PCR, ESR). Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist