Causes Of The Lump Under The Chin?
Hello r nWant to ask about my health, a few days ago there was a lump under my chin, the size is still the same, and it has not disappeared until now, besides that I also remember, sore throat, mouth sores, also had an infection in cavities. Is that so dangerous. R nThank you
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.
The lump under the chin like the one you are complaining about is most likely an enlarged lymph node that can occur when there is an infection around it. In your case, you mentioned that you had sore throat and mouth sores. These symptoms may be caused by decreased immunity, resulting in upper respiratory tract infections and canker sores which cause enlarged lymph nodes. If this is the case, you don't need to worry because generally the enlarged lymph nodes will disappear as the infection heals.
However, apart from this, your bumps can also be caused by the following conditions:
Pus buildup due to infection in the chin area (mandibular abscess): this condition is often preceded by an infection of the tooth. So based on your exposure that you have a tooth infection, it is possible that the lump could also be an abscess
Cyst: which is a benign tumor filled with fluid
Lipoma: is a benign tumor that contains fat
Malignant / cancerous tumors
Based on the explanation above, there are many possible causes for your lump. So you don't worry before making sure by checking with your doctor because your lump is not necessarily something dangerous.
To determine the cause of your complaint, you should further consult with a general practitioner. The doctor will further explore your complaint and will conduct an examination of the area that you are complaining about. If necessary, the doctor will carry out supporting examinations in the form of blood tests or consult a dentist, surgeon, or internal medicine for further tracking and if necessary a biopsy, CT scan, or x-ray will be performed. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your complaint according to the underlying conditions.
Things you can do to improve and prevent worsening of your disease are:
Avoid pressing or trying to remove the lump by yourself or non-medical people
Warm compresses on the bumps to reduce pain
If the lump is painful, you can take an over-the-counter pain medication such as paracetamol
Eat nutritious foods and multiply fruits and vegetables to increase your endurance
Get enough rest, sleep 7-8 hours a day
Consumption of water about 2 liters per day
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get well soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya