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My left lymph node, just below & forward of the anterior jaw

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My left lymph node, just below & forward of the anterior jaw line curve is swollen & sore.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


What is your question?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What should I do?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's gotten worse over the past 2 days.
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.

You should have it examined.

Most nodes are due to infection.

Some viral, some bacteria.

In some cases antibiotics are needed.

I suggest urgent care.

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Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


Any infection in the mouth, face, or head could cause this as well.

I will be glad to look at a picture.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am a cancer doctor

this may not be a swollen lymph node

you could have a blocked submandibular gland, like from a salivary duct stone which can cause it to swell up and be sore.

an ultrasound or doctor's exam can tell if your submandibular gland is swollen or not .

for a swollen salivary gland, warm compresses and sucking on lemon drops can help dislodge a stone which is blocking the salivary gland.

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