Swelling Under The Ear Accompanied By Fever?
night my name is devi I want to ask, under my ear it was swollen with fever and when eating, hard food hurts, even to my ear and headache, I have been taking pain medication but it still hurts, I beg for a solution. thank you
Swelling under the ear accompanied by pain can be caused by:
Lymphadenopathy or enlargement of the lymph nodes. Lymphadenopathy in the area under the ear can arise due to infections that occur in the oral teeth, in the ear, respiratory tract infections. Lymphadenopathy can also occur in more severe conditions such as cancer.
Inflammation of the salivary glands
Abscesses, inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, reddish bumps and pus-filled pain
Cysts, lumps with internal contents like bags and liquid parts.
To determine the cause of swelling in the area, you should see a doctor directly. Most often it is caused due to lymphadenopathy which can be a sign that there is another infection in the vicinity, so it needs further examination by a doctor to determine the exact cause. Investigations such as blood laboratories, imaging (CT scan or MRI), and biopsy may be needed in certain cases.
You can reduce pain by taking pain relievers, changing your diet to softer, warm / cold compresses that are swollen. Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.