Fever Is Accompanied By A Painful Lump In The Neck Of A 5-year-old Child?
Malm..your child is 5 years old. There is a lump in the right neck for 2 days and it doesn’t go away with fever, what is it caused ?? I’ve tried to check with the local midwife to be given heat and nausea. Now the heat is starting to go down but how come the lump it doesn’t disappear, plus it hurts. Please, thanks.
Hello Ahmad, thank you for asking.
Lumps in the neck can be caused by infection or non-infection. The presence of fever, accompanied by pain in the lump, may indicate a process of infection. Infection may be caused by bacteria or viruses. Lumps can be in the form of infected lymph nodes or salivary glands. Lumps can also be insect bites or allergic reactions.
If the lump is a salivary gland infection, then the condition is quite often experienced by children. Accompanied by fever, tenderness, lumps, swallowing pain, nausea, vomiting, no appetite. The infection generally lasts for 1-2 weeks. Check with your child to see a doctor. The doctor may need a laboratory examination to determine the right diagnosis. The treatment will be adjusted to the doctor's diagnosis. In the meantime, provide good nutrition so that the child's immune system increases. Avoid massaging the neck area so that no further inflammation occurs.
May your child recover soon. Regards.