Pain In The Right Side Of The Neck And Accompanied By Swelling?
Hello HealthReplies.com, I want to ask about swelling in my right side of the neck, it’s been 2 days my right neck hurts, the pain occurs when my head is tilted to the left, while if I tilt it to the right it doesn’t hurt too much, and also if I turn to the left my neck to the right it hurts, but if I look right it doesn’t hurt too much. And also when I touch the swelling on the right side of my neck it hurts. r n My neck doesn’t hurt when my head is upright and doesn’t move. r Is it true that my complaint is related to lymph nodes? Is this a serious illness? Or can my neck pain heal by itself?. r nPreviously, thank you HealthReplies.com.
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Based on its location, the neck consists of several glands such as lymph nodes, hereinafter abbreviated as KGB, thyroid gland and salivary glands (saliva). If the glands in the neck become inflamed or infected, the glands will become swollen. The most common cause of the lump in the neck on the right is an enlarged KGB. This is because the nervous system and blood flow are very good in the neck area, making it easy to swell in case of health problems. KGB can be found in several parts of the body such as the neck, under the armpits, the groin (folds) of the thighs, chest and abdomen. The location of the lump can help identify where the problem is, because if there is interference in a certain part of the body, the closest KGB will be enlarged. In general, when a person's body has an infection, the lymph nodes will swell in response (a sign) of infection or health problems and will shrink back when the infection has subsided. This is understandable because KGB is a part of the immune system that contains leukocytes (white blood cells) which have a role in dealing with attacks from various foreign agents such as bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic microorganisms.
Some of the bacterial / viral infections that most often cause swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck are:
Strep / throat infection (pharyngitis) Inflammation of the tonsils Flu Tooth infection (tooth abscess) Ear infection Infection of the sinus cavities (sinusitis) Infection with bacteria tuberculosis Scalp infection Swelling of lymph nodes caused by infection is often accompanied by pain. Some conditions that can also cause a lump on the right side of the neck are enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), lymphoma (lymph node cancer), cysts, autoimmune diseases and throat cancer.
Immediately consult a doctor if the lump you are experiencing:
Getting bigger without an obvious cause The lump will not get smaller within 1-2 weeks Consistency of a hard lump Fever that doesn't go away Difficulty breathing or swallowing Decreased appetite and weight loss Tips you can do to reduce symptoms is adequate rest , avoid staying up late at night, drink lots of water, if needed take paracetamol to relieve pain, avoid foods that contain lots of fat such as fried foods. May be useful. Best regards, Dr. Shirly