A Small Lump Under The Ear After Experiencing A Right Toothache?
my wife had a toothache for 3 days then the pain subsided, on the right. Then the old one, on the left, there is a small lump under the ear that hurts it feels hot, so what is that, ask for a solution …?
Hello Mas Tri,
Your wife's main complaint right now is a small lump under the ear. Lumps under the ears that occur after a toothache can be caused by swollen lymph nodes. Lymph nodes around the ears and neck can become enlarged when there is an infection around the ear, throat, flu, and infection of the teeth. Later, after the infection or toothache improves, the lump under the ear will also get smaller.
However, apart from swollen lymph nodes, lumps under the ear can also be caused by several other conditions such as swollen salivary glands, acne, ulcers, lipomas, insect bites, herpes, and malignancy.
To determine the cause, I suggest that your wife goes to the doctor directly so that you can evaluate the lump under your wife's ear. If possible because of the swollen lymph nodes as a result of a toothache, the doctor can give painkillers for a while and then refer your wife to the dentist for further treatment to treat her toothache.
For the time being your wife can do the following tips:
Get enough rest
Cold or warm compresses on the sore lump
Don't squeeze the bumps
Drink a lot of water
Avoid foods that are too sweet, sticky, or hard
Gargle after eating
Brush your teeth twice a day in the morning and at night before bed
Eat healthy and nutritious foods that are easy to chew
Hope it can help you,