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you could have a swollen parotid gland which produces saliva in that area
a small stone can sometimes block salivary flow out of the parotid gland
and this can cause swelling and tenderness in the parotid gland.
you can try using a warm towel or compresses on the area and sucking on lemon drops which helps stimulate more salivary flow.
this usually helps dislodge the stone and helps return the parotid to normal size.
let me know if you have questions.