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What is this swollen spot under the ear on jawline?

My son woke up crying last night and he had a swollen spot kinda under his ear on jaw line right side I'm worried it went down a little but, someone told me it is called something I forget what but the person said If he don't rest it can go to his testicles when older???
Tue, 6 May 2014
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
hello thanks for the consult at hcm... r u worried it will be mumps,,any ways u r telling below the ear along the jwline, it could be swollen parotid, or it also could be abscess due to infected teeth either ways u need to do is take him to peadiatrician and ur local dentist to have a check up and treatment...do salt water gargle thrice daily,,hope it helps,,tc
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