Lump On The Neck Of A 2-year-old Child?
since childhood my child has had a lump in the neck fitting in the jugular vein. Earlier since the baby until now the age of 2 years more did not feel any pain in his lump. That’s dangerous, I’m not afraid
Hello Mrs. Rini Haikal, thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com.
Based on its location (neck area) it is most likely that the lump is an enlarged lymph node. Lymph nodes are actually the most important part of the body's defense system against infection and disease. Because these lymph nodes contain lymphocyte cells where the lymphocytes are responsible for producing substances called antibodies that can paralyze parasites or germs that can cause infections.
When the lymph nodes swell, then this indicates that there was an increase in the number of lymphocytes, which is due to an infection or inflammation so that the lymphocytes produce more antibodies. So that if your child looks swollen in the neck, armpits, lower jaw or even behind the ear, then most likely what happens is a disturbance in his lymph nodes.
In general, babies have the possibility of swollen lymph nodes, where viral infections are more common in infants to children, so that lymph nodes, especially in the neck area tend to be enlarged. To make sure we recommend that you check your child with a pediatrician directly, so that the doctor performs a complete examination on him. We can not confirm it because we do not do checks on your child.
Some of the following possible diseases that can cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck area are:
ear infections strep throat cold fever dengue sinusitis teething Actually the treatment for swollen lymph nodes depends on the cause. So that the consumption of drugs from doctors darpat treat it so that it can restore the swollen glands to their normal size. However, if the infection directly attacks the lymph nodes, then in addition to taking medication from a doctor you also need to give a warm compress in the area of the infected gland.
Here you need to know the usual signs that are not associated with swollen glands in babies that make you have to immediately take your baby to the pediatrician, namely:
lymph glands that swell for more than five days accompanied by high fever which is more than 38.3 degrees celcius glands appear to swell in all areas of the body the gland enlarges very quickly, even the surrounding skin looks reddish to purple. Thus we can tell you, hopefully our explanation can be useful for you. thanks.