Soft Lump In The Right Neck In Children Aged 16 Months?

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Assalaamu’alaikum .. doctor .. I am muzayyanah a mother of a child who is only 16 months old .. the doctor on the right neck of my child has a lump .. r nYg I ask that the lump is dangerous or not yes .. worried about prkmbngan my child..

1 Answer:

Hi Muzayyanah,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

A lump in the child's right neck can be a mild condition, but it can also be dangerous depending on what causes the lump. Ascertaining what causes a lump is not enough is known only based on a brief description like this. You need to have your child examined directly by a doctor or pediatrician so that he can be evaluated more thoroughly in the characteristics of the lump. In some conditions, doctors may also recommend supporting tests, for example biopsy, blood tests, x-rays, ultrasound, CT scans, etc. to find out the origin of the cause of the lump.


Here we describe some conditions that often cause a lump in the right neck:

Skin enlargement, for example due to skin tags, infections (such as folliculitis, warts), tumors (such as lipomas, cysts, sarcomas), keloids
Enlarged lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), for example due to infections (such as tuberculosis, cytomegalovirus), tumors (such as lymphoma, leukemia)
Enlargement of the thyroid gland, for example due to autoimmune disorders (Grave's disease), infections (thyroiditis), tumors (nodules or cancer)
Enlargement of the parotid gland, for example due to parotitis (mumps), and so on

As mentioned above, so that it is clear what causes the lump on your baby's neck, you should check it directly to the doctor or pediatrician, right? With a known cause, then the best treatment to overcome these lumps can be given.


In the meantime, you should focus on giving your baby healthy and nutritious breast milk and MPASI to increase your baby's immune system. Also take care of the baby's personal hygiene, including by bathing him clean, not letting him come in close contact with others who suffer from infectious skin diseases. Avoid pressing, squeezing, gouging, or providing careless treatment (medication or ointment) on the lump without direct advice from your doctor.


Hope this helps ...

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