A Small Lump On The Back Left Of The Neck Of A Person With Chickenpox?
Good evening doctor, I am 15 years old with chicken pox. And at the time of experiencing it there was a lump behind my right ear. And now there is another small lump on my neck behind my upper left. The lump is not visible, but when you touch it, you can feel a difference in the skin. Is my small pox normal? Or later when my immune system decreases, will I have chickenpox again? What do you use to heal it? Instructions, please
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It needs to be clarified, what kind of "chicken pox" do you suffer? Have you ever seen a doctor and were diagnosed with chickenpox? What are the treatments that the doctor gave?
Chickenpox (varicella) is usually characterized by the appearance of a red, fluid-filled rash that spreads almost all over the body. Initially, this rash usually appears on the trunk area, namely on the stomach, chest, or back. Then, the rash will spread in a centrifugal fashion to other areas around it, such as the hands, feet and face. This rash can cause quite irritating itching, then break, peel, dry, and form a scab. Not infrequently, people with chickenpox will also experience other complaints, such as weakness, nausea, decreased appetite, coughs, colds, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and so on.
People with chickenpox can experience lumps under the skin around the ears and also in the back of the neck, which is due to lymphadenitis (inflammation of the lymph nodes). This inflammation can naturally occur due to the increased proliferation of white blood cells in the lymph nodes to fight infection in the body due to the Varicella zoster virus (which causes chickenpox). Usually, the lumps that arise due to lymphadenitis are round, the size of a marble, smooth, supple, painful when pressed, and easy to move. Apart from the result of chickenpox, lymphadenitis can also occur due to other causes, such as tuberculosis, HIV / AIDS, cat scratch marks, syphilis, cytomegalovirus, lymphoma, leukemia, drug side effects, and so on.
Our advice is that you have your condition checked directly to a doctor or a dermatologist. With direct clinical evaluation, doctors can generally distinguish the symptoms of chickenpox from other diseases. In some conditions, the appearance of a rash resembling smallpox, accompanied by lymphadenitis, which does not spread throughout the body can occur due to other causes, for example shingles, cutaneous candidiasis, atopic dermatitis, drug eruptions, impetigo, contact dermatitis, scabies, insect bites, and so on.
In the meantime, you should first do the following:
Do not squeeze the lumps on the neck and back of the ears excessively Not also peel or force the chickenpox rash Take a shower diligently, do not rub the chickenpox rash excessively Do not exchange towels, clothes, or other personal items with other people. and other nutritious foods No contact with substances that are prone to making you allergic Avoid taking drugs carelessly Increase endurance with regular rest and regular exercise Hope it helps yes ..