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I have a recurring preauricular swelling and pain in two of…

I have a recurring...

I have a recurring preauricular swelling and pain in two of the lymph nodes. One on the jaw joint and the other sited at the ear I can feel swollen inside the ear.

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

I have a clicky jaw joint there for many years but a few months back I had a severe cold and ear infection that required atibiotic drops in the ear.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Keratosis in many parts of my neck, face ,hands and forearms. Also suffer from Hashimotos.

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How large is the swelling?

Since when are you having it?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Theswelling is not large but both nodes are very painful and affect my ability to bite down.

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for your symptoms.
There can be a few causes.
There can be a swelling of parotid gland in preauricular region.
A stone in the duct, an infection can cause the swelling.
Lymph node can cause swelling in both the areas.
Infection is the likely cause for swelling of both the glands.
If the symptom continues, I would advise to take an examination by doctor.
You can take Motrin or advil for pain.
Warm application can help.
Doctor can take blood work, ultrasound to know the precise cause.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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