I have been experiencing a dull but constant pain under
my right ear
for almost a year now. If I push or massage the hard lump ( cervical lymph ) under my ear and
massage upward toward the ear lobe and
slowly open my mouth at the same time, I can feel drainage down my throat and
I hear a cracking noise ( not every time, just more of
ten than not ). It also feels
the time as if I am tightening the muscles around my ear as someone would to wiggle the ears but I am not tightening them.