Today I woke up with a swollen lump located on the left side of my neck, under my ear. It's tender when I touch it. Yesterday, I woke up to what I think is a pimple on my left jaw line. I tried to pop it but nothing happened. Tried popping it again today and nothing. I can see about 3 openings and it is visibly swollen. The lump on my neck is about an inch long. What could this be? I am not feeling sick but these are other symptoms I have had for a while. Extreme fatigue, probably caused by my chronic anemia. As of two years ago I can't tolerate spicy foods at all. Even the slightest bit burns my mouth like crazy. Toothpaste and mouthwash cause the same burning sensation. I am a 42 year old female and up until 2 years ago I always enjoyed eating spicy food. Not sure if this is related to the lump found today. Any advice is appreciated.