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I had a viral infection (flu, cold like symptoms) which

lasted for about 6 days...
I had a viral infection (flu, cold like symptoms) which lasted for about 6 days. After I got better, I almost immediately noticed that I had a swelling in the lymph node in front of the right ear, between the cheek and the ear. Now after every time I wake up I have soreness there and seem to be sleeping with my mouth open. It's very concerning. Is this a sign of a serious illness? Is this a complication from the virus I had?
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No not really . Lymph nodes can get swollen and sore during / after a viral illness. These usually resolve / settle in 2-4 weeks without any further treatment. You may take tylenol for soreness though.

Only if the lumps continue to persist after 4weeks ,is that when you need to see a physician.

I hope you feel better soon.

Let me know if you need any further help.

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Wishing you a healthy life.

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