I have been to the doctors 3x for this, and was curious if anyone else has come across the same thing. I am also going to the dr again for the swelling of it today., but would like to find out what is causing it before hand if possible. My whole right side of my face is swollen, to my eye, and cheek, along with my neck, from my ear, which hurts really bad. I havent gotten anything in my ear, the doc thinks its a ear infection, but ive been on antibiotics 3x and nothings helped. so I was curious what they might do after for it, esp since I have severe hearing loss on that side, and ringing in the ears., so that ear is really sensitive. any ideas and help would be appreciated.