Child’s Neck Bulging?

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Hi, my child is 2 years and 3 months old. Every time he screams and cries, his neck will bulge like a lump. But if he is silent and speaks as usual the lump does not protrude. I tried to touch his neck but it did not feel anything. Please explain why it’s like that. thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Novie!

Thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com,

A bulging neck when screaming and crying needs to be explored further about the condition you mean. Whether the appearance of a bump when crying and looks bulging in other conditions such as when normal activity or not, since when complaints appear, whether accompanied by eating or drinking disorders, babies appear to often sweat and fuss even in conditions of rest or a cold room environment.

Abnormalities in the neck can be caused by several possibilities including abnormalities in the thyroid gland, lumps in the neck region such as fat, fluid-filled sacs (cysts), lumps due to enlarged lymph nodes, can be caused by infection in the neck region if accompanied by symptoms such as pain, swelling, fever, discharge from the infected area.

Control should be done to the pediatrician, as far as possible carry information in the form of video when the condition of the lump appears (because the lump does not appear at rest) to help the doctor establish a diagnosis that may be related to your child's condition. A thorough check-up should be done to determine the appropriate management of your child's condition.

Avoid giving treatment to your child without doctor's instructions, if a lump appears and persists, the child cannot eat and drink properly, or seems short of breath when a lump appears, immediately take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Hopefully this information can help you,

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