Question by  mulder (21)

What could be causing swelling between my ear and jaw?

The area has been swollen for about a week now but there is no pain.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

This can be an impacted tooth. It may not hurt now but could if it gets infected. You also could have an ingrown hair follicle. Either way you should see a doctor.


Answer by  DStone (817)

It sounds like you are having an allergic reation to the environment. Your ear canals are connected to your throat by a passage way that runs along this area. If you experiencing a sore throat or stuffy nose, contact your doctor for options of antihistimines.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

It could be a clogged salivary gland and sooner or later it will pop back open and drain and usually after that happens you won't have any more trouble.


Answer by  olive8 (911)

If you have not yet had your wisdom teeth out then this could be the start of a impacted tooth erupting through your gums. The swelling will lead to pain if this is the case. Seek the advice of a dentist or doctor, whomever you can see first.


Answer by  jcmaata2000yahoocom (37)

If both your ear and your jaw are on the condition of swelling, then it might be a case of an internal swelling of the submandibular lymph nodes which are situated between the ear and the jaw area. It may be caused by infections of the ear,neck or pharynx.


Answer by  LadyDiamond30 (138)

this could be numerous conditions, it could be and bacterial infection or a clogged salivary gland. If that's not the case it could be a internal swelling of the sub mandibular lymph nodes. Like i said there could be numerous conditions for swelling between my ear and jaw so i would check with your primary docter or dentist


Answer by  cafish (2035)

It could be caused by an infected tooth. An ear infection could also cause this. It is best to seek medical advice to rule out other causes.


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

I was thinking TMJ or a back tooth problem but you have no pain. Did you perhaps get bit by a spider in that area? If it gets more swollen or if pain starts definitely see a doctor. You could try a cold pack and an anti-inflammatory to see if it helps.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Swelling between the ear and jaw can be the result of an infection that is associated with your teeth and or ear or sinus's. If the swelling does not go down within a day or two at most I would consult with a doctor to make certain that nothing is wrong.

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