A Lump Behind The Ear, Painful And Cold On The Feet?
There was a lump on my head, near the back of my neck, behind my left ear. I was 15 years old. Doctors used to say that it was swollen lymph nodes. Lately, I like to feel aching pain accompanied by cold or tingling feet and I have also experienced vomiting of fluids like that. Do you think I am sick? R nThat’s all, thank you.
Hello Erni, thank you for your question
First, you must first ascertain the cause of the lump on the back of your neck. Indeed, one of the most common causes is swollen lymph nodes (KGB). These glands are part of the human body's defense system, especially against microorganisms or foreign objects that enter the body. Generally, lymph node swelling is caused by an infection that is around it (local), but sometimes it is due to an infection that has spread throughout the body (systemic).
Here are some possible triggers for KGB swelling at the back of the neck:
acute respiratory infections, such as colds, coughs, sore throat and tonsils
viral infections, such as measles, German measles, cytomegalovirus, HIV
bacterial infections, eg tuberculosis, syphilis
autoimmune diseases, for example lupus, rheumatoid arthritis
If it is caused by an infection, the swelling of the lymph nodes will subside by itself after the infection clears. Therefore, before rushing to treat the swelling of the lymph nodes, it is advisable to see a doctor first to determine the underlying cause in order to get the right treatment.
In addition, the doctor will also ensure that the lump in question is really a lymph node or is caused by another condition, such as an abscess (pocket of pus), cyst (a pocket filled with fluid or solid mass), skin tags (resembling warts), and so on. Likewise, any symptoms that you are currently experiencing, are confirmed to be related to a lump on the back of the neck or due to other co-occurring conditions. Always follow the medication instructions given by the doctor.
As an initial treatment for your current complaint:
eat small portions but often
make sure meal times are well scheduled and there are no delays in eating
eat a nutritionally balanced and complete diet
for the time being, avoid foods that are too spicy, sour, too oily
sufficient fluid needs by drinking 2- 3 liters of water per day
if the pain is very disturbing, you can take paracetamol which can be obtained at the nearest pharmacy or supermarket
Hope this information is useful