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I have a problem with the lymph gland that lies behind and

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I have a problem with the lymph gland that lies behind and under the ear;
One side only. (left) it is swollen and sore and painful. Little shoots of pain
up toward the ear. No fever. Skin is red.
My doctor was out of town today and completely booked for the week
What should I do?
Thelma Fassett *****
Nashville, MI 49083 ***@******.*** (###) ###-####

Hi, Thelma,

Answers provided are for informational use only and do not confer patient-provider relationship. My name is ***** ***** I will help you.

This isn't an emergency. This is a case where the walk-in clinics (Patient First is one in my area) or stand alone clinics in Walmart, Target, CVS, etc. will do just fine. You probably have an infection that a course of antibiotics can take care of readily. No need to spend $500 at the emergency room for that.

It probably isn't going to get better by itself though, so you do need to find someone who can see you.

Please let me know if you have questions.

Best regards,


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