Lump In The Lower Left Neck Moves When Touched And Hurts?

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Hello, I want to ask, I have a lump in the left neck of the body as big as a bean and the lump was 2 when held, it was a bit painful and kept moving, I also had a little flu, guess why?

1 Answer:

Hi Raelenaa,

Thank you for the question.

Lumps in the lower left neck as big as peanuts that are painful and easily moved when you have the flu can be a sign of lymphadenitis, which is an inflammation of the lymph nodes. It should be understood, in the lymph nodes, there are a variety of immune cells that stop and proliferate with a massive, especially when the body is experiencing an infection, including the flu (common cold). Because of the effects of this inflammation, lymph nodes can swell, form lumps that feel painful, even other complaints can also appear, such as fever, chills, sore throat, sore muscles and joints, decreased appetite, and so on. Not only the flu, a variety of other infections, such as dental infections, ear infections, throat infections, tuberculosis, syphilis, cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis, HIV, etc. can also cause lymphadenitis.

In addition to lymphadenitis, a lump in your neck may also occur due to other causes, for example acne, folliculitis, lymphoma, leukemia, skin tags, cysts, contact dermatitis, cancer, or many other possibilities.

To be clear, you can check yourself directly to the doctor or ENT specialist to be given the best treatment, yes. If you suspect your complaint appears not only related to the flu you are experiencing, maybe your doctor will refer you to a specialist in internal medicine or surgery.

In the meantime, get plenty of rest first, avoid eating and drinking cold, increase your intake of vitamin C, take a shower with warm water, wear warm clothes, and wear a mask over your nose and mouth so your flu gets better. If the lump feels painful, you can first apply a warm compress so that the pain improves. Improve your personal hygiene, always live a healthy lifestyle, and do not carelessly squeeze or pick out lumps that appear on the neck.

Hope this helps ...

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