Itchy Neck And Itchy Bumps?

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Does the itch on the neck and the wound continue to cause a lump on the left neck?

1 Answer:

Hello Ihdar,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Itching and wounds on the neck can be related to lumps in the neck, or may not.


Itching on the skin, if scratched excessively, especially with dirty hands, on the side can cause injury, can also cause secondary infections. This secondary infection can make the skin look red, swollen (to form lumps), feels painful, and can even runny and festering. The cause of this infection, other than due to bacteria, can also be due to other microorganisms, for example parasites, viruses, or fungi. It could also, this secondary infection triggers swelling in the surrounding lymph nodes (lymphadenitis) which often appears as a lump resembling a marble.


In addition, a lump in the neck of the left side may also occur due to other causes, for example:

Enlargement of lymph nodes by other causes, such as tuberculosis, syphilis, cytomegalovirus, HIV, benign or malignant tumors
Other skin infections, such as acne, folliculitis, cutaneous candidiasis, warts
Enlargement of the skin apart from infection, such as cysts, lipomas, cancer, keloids, hyperkeratosis
Enlargement of the thyroid gland, and so on

You should check your condition directly to the doctor so that itching, sores, and lumps in your neck can be evaluated with a good cause, namely by physical examination or maybe by involving supporting tests, such as biopsy, laboratory, X-ray, ultrasound, and so on. That way, the doctor can certainly give you the best treatment according to the cause. If necessary, your doctor can refer you to a dermatologist or surgeon.


At this time, we recommend you to:

Does not scratch the skin, although it feels itchy
Clean the wound on the neck regularly, i.e. with a clean gauze moistened with liquid NaCl, do not close it too tight
Do not massage or gouge lumps
Avoid contact between the skin with substances that are irritative, allergenic, and dirty
Maintain endurance with plenty of rest, eat nutritious foods, and live a healthy lifestyle
Do not carelessly give medicines to the neck skin or lumps without doctor's advice

Hope this helps ...

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