The Lump Under The Chin Feels Painful When Pressed?

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Asalamualaikum, at first I had a heavy flu and coughed out white, clear sputum, more or less I recovered about 3 weeks without coughing and flu, a long time later I felt pain under my chin and I felt that there was a small lump when I pressed it hurting, then I for treatment he said I had inflammation of the throat and tonsils I was given allerone, dexa and cefodroxsil medicine, already taking the medicine I did not feel pain in the lump and I felt that the lump was not there, then I had flu again and coughed, the sputum was also clear white, if I have a cough in the throat, I have recovered from flu, about 3 weeks or so I feel my neck and the lump is there, if it hurts, I go to the hospital to see a doctor who specializes in the disease, diagnosed with lymphadenitis and I am given the antibiotic ciprofloxacin and meloxicam, and the medicine is given for 2 weeks. what is lymphadenitis ??? is it contagious ??? what is the danger ??? r nthank you, wa “alaikumalam

1 Answer:

Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Lymphadenitis is an inflammatory condition of the lymph nodes, an organ that plays an important role in the human immune system. These glands are scattered in various locations on the body, but among the most widely located are the neck, armpits and groin.

Under normal conditions, these glands are small and cannot be seen or felt. However, if an infection occurs, which can be caused by either bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, these glands can become enlarged because white blood cells and other body chemicals gather to attack the infectious agent. Other symptoms that usually come with this disease are fever, decreased appetite, swelling, night sweats and reddening of the skin around the glands.

Among the factors that increase the risk of developing lymphadenitis are:

Suffer from an upper respiratory tract infection, sore throat, earache, or inflammation of the eyes Have recently had dental work Have poor dental health Frequent contact with animals

If lymphadenitis is suspected, usually the doctor will perform a physical examination by feeling the lump, and perform blood tests, taking lymph node fluid samples to X-rays, CT scans and ultrasound bills needed to narrow the possibility.

This condition is common, and not contagious and generally harmless, depending on the cause of the disease and your body's ability to recover, eventually the lump will slowly disappear. Our advice, keep taking medication regularly, get adequate rest, consume more nutrient-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables, drink lots of water, and if the medicine has run out but your symptoms don't go away or get worse, immediately return to the treating doctor. You. Get well soon.

So hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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