A Small Lump On The Left Neck But Not Painful?
hello, I have a small lump on the left side of the neck near the ear but it doesn’t hurt, then I also feel my throat hurt. how? What should I do to get rid of this very small throat and lump pain?
Hello, thanks for the question. I'm dr. Nova will try to help answer.
Lumps in the neck can be caused by several things, such as:
Lymphadenopathy, which is enlargement of lymph nodes (KGB) or abnormalities occur in terms of size, consistency, or the amount of the KGB. For KGB in the neck generally said to be enlarged if the size is more than 1 cm. This is usually caused by a process of infection due to viruses or bacteria in the upper respiratory tract, such as laryngitis, inflammation of the tonsils, inflammation of the nose, and others.
Lymphadenitis, which is inflammation of the lymph nodes that is most often caused by bacterial infections due to upper respiratory tract infections, is characterized by enlargement of the KGB, pain, redness, and heat. Can also be accompanied by fever.
Mumps (parotitis), which is an enlarged salivary gland due to a viral infection. The size is usually large so that the angle of the lower jaw can disappear.
Tumors or malignancies, which are abnormal lumps that form in a part of the body. The size varies, generally getting progressively bigger and bigger, can also be accompanied by weight loss.
Sore throat or painful swallowing is mostly caused by inflammation or bacterial or viral infections in the throat (pharyngitis), tonsils / tonsils (tonsillitis), peritonsillary abscess (pus in the tonsils), but can also be caused by stomach acid disease (GERD), cough persistent, pervasive tooth pain, thyroid infection / acute thyroiditis, etc.
KGB enlargement accompanied by sore throat, usually caused by a virus and can heal itself along with healing sore throat. This is generally not dangerous. However, because the enlargement of the KGB has many causes, it should be consulted to a doctor so that treatment can be tailored to the cause, location of swollen lymph nodes, and the patient's condition. The doctor may conduct anamnesis (interviews), physical examinations, and supporting examinations if needed, such as laboratory examinations, soft tissue X-ray, ultrasound, biopsy, and others.
Treatment of sore throat usually depends on the cause, if caused by an infection usually given antibiotics. The doctor can also prescribe several other drugs, such as antipyretics (lowering heat), analgesics (pain relievers), and others. We recommend that you consult your doctor first to get the right treatment according to the cause.
Things you can do at home to reduce complaints include:
Eat more water, fruits and vegetables
Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
Avoid consuming foods and drinks that have a strong aroma or potentially irritate your throat, such as spicy, greasy, too hot or too cold, or acidic foods
Compress lumps with warm water
See a doctor immediately if the complaint does not improve or worsen, or the complaint is felt until the patient has difficulty swallowing or breathing.
Thus, hopefully useful.