Overcoming Neck Lumps In Children Aged 3 Years?
I want to ask my child at the age of 3 years. There are two lumps in the back of the neck under the ear. Are they dangerous?
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Lumps in the back of the neck under the ear in children can be a mild condition, or vice versa. To identify the type of lump, ideally a physical examination should be done directly by the doctor to find out the exact characteristics of the lump, both in terms of size, color, consistency, mobility, and also other complaints that accompany it. Not only that, in cases of suspected abnormalities, biopsy examinations can also be carried out, namely by taking tissue samples from the lump for further examination to determine the type of cells making up the lump.
Here we describe a number of possible common lumps in the neck behind the child's ear:
Skin infections, for example folliculitis, acne, warts Skin tumors, for example sebaceous cysts, dermoid cysts, epidermoid cysts, lipomas, fibromas, melanomas Lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes), for example due to tuberculosis, syphilis, cytomegalovirus, infection of cat scratch marks) tags (excessive skin growth due to friction or repeated irritation) Benign or malignant tumors originating from other tissues, etc. Go directly to your child's doctor or pediatrician so that the cause of the lump is properly identified. If necessary, your doctor may refer your child to a pediatric surgery specialist for further treatment.
At this time, we urge you not to press, massage, or give any treatment to the lumps that appear. Simply improve the child's personal hygiene, including by bathing him clean, giving him clean clothes, and also remind him to always wash hands.
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