Is There A Danger Of A Hard Lump Under The Chin Of A 5-year-old Child?
Hello. My sister is about 5 years old and has a hard lump under her chin that says it hurts when held but her child is still active. Are these bumps dangerous?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Conditions experienced by your sister can mean a variety of things, including are:
Salivary gland stones
Parotitis or mumps
Swollen lymph nodes
And it could also be other causes depending on the results of the examination. But no need to worry because this condition is usually not dangerous. Even so your sister still must be examined immediately. For that, take him to the general practitioner first to do an initial examination including history and direct examination. It is important to know the characteristics of the lump. If it is considered that the lump appeared on the skin, maybe your sister will then be referred to a dermatologist. However, if the lump is assessed in the surrounding organs, he may be referred to an ENT doctor for further treatment. So the focus for now is to get your sister checked as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, tell your sister not to touch the lump, and you can also cover it with gauze to keep it clean. You can also compress it with warm compresses, but do not apply or give any medicine without doctor's advice. So, hopefully answering your question.