I have had this before, but each time it's really annoying and scary.
A lymph node under my ear is swollen and throbbing and tender when I move my neck. I think I overdid it yesterday driving with my windows down, but it felt so good. Now my allergies are flaring up, and I was wondering if anyone else had any tips about how to bring the swelling down.
I take Zyrtec, Singulair, and use a Rhinocort nasal spray every day. I'm allergic to things like pollen and grass. I also have one ear that is chronically full of fluid, and it makes a ringing sound because of the fluid. This is the side where the node is swollen, so I'm thinking it's related.
I hope I don't have to go wait at the doctor's office tomorrow for hours for something that's not a big deal. I don't feel like I have a cold, or other infection. Would moist heat help? I took some ibuprofen a few hours ago and it helped somewhat, but it's still pretty tender.