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I would advise that you see an ENT specialist for further evaluation.YOU might be experiencing some problem of swelling related to the carotid saliva gland ..
The facial nerve traverses through the carotid gland and that nerve controls muscle function of the face...
Sensation of the region described would be the mandivpbular branch of the Trigeminal nerve
I think careful exam by an ENT specialist is warranted from your history as next step
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PAROTID SALIVA gland !! Sorry spellchecker is terrible to "fix" medical terms
The PAROTID SALIVA gland is situated anterior to the ear and a bit lower ... It is the gland that swells in a case of mumps ....
Causes of swelling of the PAROTID gland may include a blocked saliva gland such as with a stone or infection..other causes are possible ( such as autoimmune --- Sjogren's disease)
Muscle twitches seem to find people to be paranoid that the symptom is due to ALS but ALS is not a common ailment and your normal testing this far would seem to go against that diagnosis and you do not seem to describe weakness which is prominent in ALS....
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