Glands In Your Child’s Neck That Don’t Heal?
Good evening, r n My son at the age of 1 has a gland in his neck, r nWe have checked with the doctor and also in the lab, r n My son is still taking medicine from the doctor and how come the gland hasn’t disappeared, r n Even though it’s been about 10 months to take the medicine. r n Previously the doctor said the treatment period was only about 8 months. r nI am sorry for the child, r n So what is the solution according to the doctor. r nThank you
Good Morning Raya,
Thank you for the question.
Enlargement of the gland in the neck that persists for more than a month is a cause for concern, if your child has been examined by a doctor, a laboratory examination has been carried out, has been given treatment for 8 months but the complaints are still persistent (not reduced at all), then it is better to return to the doctor caring for children or asking for a second opinion (asking for the opinion of another Pediatrician). Anamnesis (doctor-patient question and answer), physical examination, and supporting examinations such as blood tests, biopsy of enlarged glands are needed to confirm the cause, which can be inflammation due to infection or malignancy (cancer). Has a biopsy been done? If not, try asking the possibility of the examination to the treating doctor.
Some of the causes of swollen glands in the neck are:
Glandular tuberculosis, often affecting children, the duration of treatment ranges from 9-12 months. Surgical steps may be necessary if antibiotics cannot relieve tuberculosis lymphoma glands, which are malignancies (cancer) in the lymphatic system. Cysts. For this reason, determining the diagnosis and the cause of the lump is very important to determine the treatment step. If your child is diagnosed with glandular tuberculosis, discuss with the doctor about the progress of treatment, and hopefully parents will be patient because the treatment takes a long time.
So hopefully this is useful.