My father is having a swelling in the neck behind the ear. Also, he is suffering from a swollen tooth. He is now taking treatment of root canal. Can you please suggest the reason for swelling in the neck? Is this a serious disease like cancer? What to do for this swelling?
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I would like to know few details like:
There can be a few reasons for this swelling. Like:
What I will advise you is complete the treatment for swollen tooth and also take a course of antibiotics for the same. Of still, the swelling is persistent then you need to get it checked. Best is to show a physician who will examine in detail and also to get basic blood tests like CBC (complete blood count), ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), LFT (liver function test) and X-ray chest. He might also need an FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) depending on how his symptoms and reports are.
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