Fever Accompanied By Swelling Of The Neck
Hello, I’m a 28 year old woman. It’s been more than 3 days of experiencing high fever and back muscle pain caused by swelling in the right neck. There are 3 different sized swelling points and it feels painful when the neck is moved or the swollen part is pressed. For three days I only took Paracetamol to reduce fever, my appetite was normal and there were no symptoms of swallowing pain. Approximately is there any potential for the swelling is lymph node cancer?
Hello Hesty, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Swelling of the neck besides disturbing appearance also disrupts daily activities. Discomfort arises, especially if the swelling is accompanied by pain. Some causes of swelling in the neck include:
Enlargement of the thyroid / goiter, for example in hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism or thyroid tumor
Enlargement of lymph nodes, such as TB lymphadenitis, lymphadenopathy, bacterial infections, lymph node tumors, lymph cancer, or the spread of cancer from other places
Enlargement of the parotid gland (saliva), for example parotitis or parotid rumors
An abscess occurred
Trauma, and other causes
To find out for sure, of course there must be a direct examination both physical examination or additional examinations such as blood tests, biopsy, ultrasound, and so on.
For that, a number of things that can be done are:
Eat healthy and nutritious foods
Drink enough and rest
Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
Take care of oral hygiene
Compress the swollen and painful part
Paracetamol consumption on a regular basis can relieve pain
If complaints persist or burst for example accompanied by pain, fever, and yellow fluid such as pus arise immediately to the doctor for further treatment. In the current COVID-19 pandemic, if you really have to go outside to see a doctor, wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms and avoid using public transportation as much as possible. Keep your distance from others and regularly wash your hands with soap and running water.
That's all, hope it helps.