A Lump Appears On The Neck Of A 3 Month Old Boy?
Hello,rnMy son is 3 months old and 1 week old, at the age of 1 month 1 week my child has a high fever of 39C. The first 3 days I checked at the puskesmas and it turned out that he was still high for 1 week until I consulted a pediatrician and the blood test turned out to be good, doctor. Even giving fever medicine and antibiotics, my child’s fever gradually went down, but the lump is still there and a little smaller, did it take a long time for the lump to disappear because it’s been 1 month and it hasn’t gone away, please help.rnThank you
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It needs to be clarified beforehand, how long has the lump on your child's neck been appearing? Was it along with the fever he had before? How big is the lump? Soft or hard? Is it easy or difficult to move? Does the lump continue to grow at this time? So, are there other complaints that your child is experiencing?
The appearance of a lump in the neck when a child has a fever may have various causes. Some examples are:
Lymphadenitis (inflammation of the lymph nodes); the trigger can be due to infection in the lymph nodes themselves (for example due to tuberculosis), or also due to the spread of inflammation from other organs whose lymphatic drainage leads to lymph nodes in the neck (for example if you have an infection in the head, neck or lung area) Parotitis (infection of the salivary glands in the area of \u200b\u200bthe jaw and under the tongue); the cause is generally viral Cellulitis (soft tissue infection); the cause is usually related to the spread of infection from the area of the teeth and mouth to the jaw area Skin infections, for example folliculitis, Herpes zoster Enlargement of the thyroid gland; for example due to thyroiditis, Grave's Tumor disease, and so on. If the doctor previously gave your child antibiotics, the possible cause of the lump that your child experienced was related to a bacterial infection. However, where is the exact location of the infection, and whether there are no other complications as mentioned above, a direct doctor's examination can tell the difference. Therefore, if the lump does not disappear for more than 1 month, try to check your child again to the doctor. If the lump appears related to a previous bacterial infection that caused inflammation of the lymph nodes, then the possibility of this lump will gradually shrink after the infection is resolved, although in general it will not go away completely.
In the meantime, you should not put too much pressure on the lump on your child's neck. Increase his immune system by feeding him breast milk as needed. Always keep yourself and your surroundings clean.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah