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My 10 yrs old son has a lump under skin under the left ear…

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My 10 yrs old son has a lump under skin under the left ear and behind the jaw for about a week now. He complains it hurts when touched and when he turns his head. He also has a low grade fever. Should I be worried now? what type doctor should I take him to see?
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Pediatrician: Dr Josh, Physician replied 5 months ago
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Does he have sore throat or running nose?

Any other health problem?

Is he taking any medications?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
no sore throat or running nose.
no other health issues and I give him pain and fever reducer medicines. He has no fever now but the lump is still there.
Pediatrician: Dr Josh, Physician replied 5 months ago

Dear,

Thanks for all these additional details.

I am sorry to hear about your son's problem

Well, It sounds to be enlarged lymph node .

These are the glands which are part of our immune system which trap and kill the infectious organisms.

Lymph node can also become swollen due to some previous infection.
The lymph nodes enlarge and regress back to their normal size once the infectious organism is cleared off.

Having associated fever and pain to touch, indicates underlying infection.

He would need to get blood test- Complete blood count and clinical evaluation from his doctor.

Please take him to primary doctor or Pediatrician for clinical evaluation and get this issue managed.

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