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What is causing a lump behind my child s infected ear?

baby has had bad ear infections - doctor gave ear drops and antibiotics. Drainage started upon use of ear drops. Infection seems to be gone, baby is happ and no fever. She now has a lump behind her left ear. Is this fluid buildup and can this cause damage. How do I get rid of it?
Thu, 5 Sep 2019
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Hi,

By what you say I feel that this could be postauricular lymphadenopathy which is reactive lymphadenopathy which could be because of the ear infection. It will gradually get better by itself as the infection settles down no need to do anything for it.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology
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