The Cause Of A 4 Year Old Child’s Neck Is Swollen?
Tonight, I have a child who is 4 years old, the gland in his right neck is swollen to be precise, he is 3 years old and now he is 7 years old. can stimulate the growth of the gland. what I want to ask is there a drug that can get rid of the swelling? thank you.
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Neck lumps can be caused by many things. To make a diagnosis of the cause of the neck lump, direct examination of the lump is required. In addition, some additional information is needed such as:
Where is the exact location of the lump? Is it a hard lump? Can the lump be moved when touched? Is the lump enlarged? Is there pain in the lump? Are there any other accompanying symptoms, such as weight loss or weight loss in children, night sweats, fever, prolonged cough, shortness of breath? The following are some of the possible causes of a neck lump that has lasted a long time:
Enlarged lymph nodes (can be due to infection in the gland itself or in other areas around the head, neck, and chest) Enlarged thyroid gland (for example, thyroid nodules) Tumors in the skin around the neck (for example, lipomas or epidermoid cysts) Tumors or cancer in the glands lymph
If it has been 4 years since the lump on the neck has not disappeared, you should take your child back to the doctor. You can take your child to a pediatrician or surgeon for further tests. The therapy proposed must of course be adjusted to the cause of the lump. If it is caused by infection, then the infection must be treated so that the lump can shrink. If it is caused by other reasons (thyroid nodules, skin tumors, or lymph node tumors), then the therapy that can be proposed is surgical removal of the lump.
Immediately consult a doctor if you notice signs such as:
an enlarged lump (especially if it enlarges quickly) a lump that feels hard, painful, cannot be moved when touched, the lump has a wound and oozes pus there are other symptoms such as weight loss, fever, etc.
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