Lumps And Swelling In The Throat And Feels Hard?
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Need to clarify, on which side of the throat exactly did the lump appear? How big is the size? How is the color? Hard or soft? How long has it been in appearance?
Most often, lumps and swelling in the throat are caused by inflamed tonsils (tonsillitis). This condition can arise due to a viral or bacterial infection, for example, Streptococcus peyogenes, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, and so on. Lumps that appear due to tonsillitis will be located on the right and / or left side of the throat, reddish in color, tender in consistency, and painful when pressed. Often times, tonsillitis also causes sufferers to experience fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, phlegm, lumps, bad breath, hoarseness, headache, neck pain, and so on. In more severe conditions, tonsillitis can cause the sufferer to have difficulty swallowing food or breathing.
Apart from tonsillitis, a lump in your throat like yours may also be due to other factors, for example:
Mucocel (salivary gland cyst) Peritonsillary abscess (pus-filled sac in the area around the tonsils that is formed as a result of infection) Polyps (benign tumors originating from the mucosal lining) Benign or malignant tumors in other oral cavities You can have the lump examined directly to a doctor or doctor ENT specialist. If necessary, the doctor will take a tissue sample from the lump that appears for microscopic examination (biopsy). Thus, handling can be done with the right target, whether it is enough with drug administration or maybe surgery.
To prevent the lump from gaining weight, irritation, secondary infection, or injury, you should not hold or press too much on the lump. Brush your teeth regularly morning, evening, and night followed by gargling with a salt solution to keep the oral cavity and throat clean, as well as to overcome inflammation. Don't forget, first use a nose mask and limit your consumption of spicy and oily foods to minimize inflammation of the throat and tonsils.
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