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About a month ago I developed some pain in my right ear. It didn't hurt too bad so i just let it slide. About a week into the soreness i developed a lump under my right ear. Ever since the pain goes away for a day or so and then comes back so painful that i cant even sleep. For the most part the pain is the throbbing variety inside my ear. I can no longer use a Q-tip or touch even the outside of my ear without feeling severe pain. The lump doesnt hurt very much unless i press it. This morning the pain has now spread and it feels very tender and swollen all around my ear and hurts when i open my mouth too wide. Im now also developing some pain in the back of my throat when i drink and eat. I figured it was just swimmers ear or something because i spent a lot of time with my neice in the pool the week before i developed the first soreness, but this is just getting out of hand. I cant get into the doctor for a couple days so i figured maybe some of you would have some advice on whats wrong with me. I really appreciate it.