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What is the treatment for inflamed lymph node behind the ear?

I am a 19yr old female, today i noticed that i had a lump behind my ear it seems to be an inflamed lymph node but this isn t the first time it happed about a year and a half ago i was going to get an operation on my left hand because i had a ball and the doc. sad it was a lymph node and he was going to do something to remove it. then the lymph nodes in my neck became inflamed and that went away on its own and now this one on my right side. what could this be? is it a plain coincidence or is it bad.???
Thu, 7 May 2020
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Any head and neck infections like boil or carbuncle or acne? It may cause lymphadenopathy. But pharygitis or tonsilitis may also cause lymphadenopathy. Get examined for head and neck infections or oral cavity infections. Use tablet azithromycin 500 mg once a day for five days. If symptoms not improved please consult with your ENT specialist he will examine and treat you accordingly.

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

Regards,
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu, Internal Medicine Specialist
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What is the treatment for inflamed lymph node behind the ear?

Hello, Any head and neck infections like boil or carbuncle or acne? It may cause lymphadenopathy. But pharygitis or tonsilitis may also cause lymphadenopathy. Get examined for head and neck infections or oral cavity infections. Use tablet azithromycin 500 mg once a day for five days. If symptoms not improved please consult with your ENT specialist he will examine and treat you accordingly. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu, Internal Medicine Specialist