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Yesterday a lump under my jawline (near my ear) appeared,

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Hi yesterday a lump under my jawline (near my ear) appeared, it's very small but i noticed it because it was itchy in the beginning. i've also been feeling very tired and dehydrated, i keep drinking water but my mouth is dry. throat hurts a little bit (pain comes and goes, there is also a small pressure and slight pain in the ear)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi. The lump is a lymph node and it sounds as though you have an ear infection on that side and perhaps also a throat infection--a pharyngitis.

You can, for now, drink plenty of liquids and take zinc lozenges but if this continues beyond the weekend you need to see a doctor for a course of antibiotics

Let me know if you need more information please