Swelling Under The Chin?

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, my son is 3.5 years old, it’s been 1 week under his chin there is a lump the size of a quail egg, but when touched it doesn’t hurt, and there are no complaints from my son, his body has dropped drastically for almost 1 month, do I need to check doctor, and to a pediatrician or ENT specialist for further consultation, thanks.

1 Answer:

Hi Allen,

Thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.

The appearance of a lump under the chin can be caused by various conditions. Starting from a previous injury or to certain serious medical conditions. Here are some conditions that can be considered as the cause of your child's lump, as follows:

The presence of enlarged lymph nodes or known as lymphadenopathy. This condition can be the effect of inflammation or disturbances around the lump, such as the oral cavity. The presence of infection of the lymph nodes itself is known as lymphadenitis. This condition can be a tuberculosis infection. Can be accompanied by complaints of weight loss that is quite drastic. There is an injury to that part. The emergence of a benign tumor in the area. One that can be thought of is the enlargement of fatty tissue or known as lipoma The presence of an abscess on the skin. This condition is a bacterial infection that occurs in the skin. Presence of other medical conditions. To determine the type of lump there is a need to do a physical examination directly by a doctor. It is necessary to assess the character of the lump starting from the size, consistency of the lump, the boundaries of the lump, mobility and the presence of other complaints. It is recommended to consult and check with a pediatrician first, whether or not a consultation or referral to another specialist will be adjusted according to the results of the initial examination by the pediatrician. Thus, optimal handling can be carried out.

That's all I can say, hopefully useful.

Regards, dr. Tiwi

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