This swollen lump near ear on the face can be due to a boil, abscess, cyst, swollen lymph node in response to an infection or a salivary gland infection. My suggestion would be to wait it out for a few weeks to see if it changes in size. If it gets smaller, it was nothing. If it happens to get bigger, then make an appointment with your doctor. You may take some pain killers or some anti-inflammatory drug if you have pain. Also apply warm compresses on the lump.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Thank you very much for your response.
I do have a swollen eye at the moment because of a cyst appearing on my bottom eyelid, which was caused by a blocked gland. I didn't mention this in my post as I wasn't sure it would have a caused a lump in my cheek. I will wait it out and get back to this post.
Again thank you for your response.
Hello, it's been 1 week now and the cyst in my eye is gone but the lump near my ear hasn't.
I'll give it another week or so as it isn't affecting me at all.