The Neck Of A 6 Year Old Child Is Swollen But Doesn’t Hurt?

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I have a 6 year old sister when I talk about the right side of her neck it’s swollen but it’s not too bad

1 Answer:

Hi Via,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Swelling in the neck has many causes, some are permanent but some are temporary. If this swelling appears without pain, then this condition may occur due to swelling of the thyroid gland.


The thyroid gland (goiter) is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the front of the neck, on the right and left sides of the neck. This gland functions to produce the hormone thyroxine, which is a hormone that is important in regulating the body's metabolism, especially in regulating the work of the autonomic nervous system. These glands can swell on one side, or both. The cause of this swelling can be due to iodine deficiency, autoimmune disorders (eg Grave's disease), infection (thyroiditis), to tumors (eg nodules or cancer). Swelling of the thyroid gland is typically characterized by a mass that moves with swallowing.


In addition to swelling of the thyroid gland, swelling in the neck that your sister is experiencing can also arise due to other causes, for example:

Insect bites

Skin infections, eg folliculitis, abscess

Allergies or irritation


Lymphadenitis (inflammation of the lymph nodes)


Parotitis (inflammation of the salivary glands)

Cellulitis (soft tissue infection)

Benign or malignant tumors, such as cysts, lipomas, fibromas, hemangiomas, cancers, and so on


How long has the swelling been present? Is it getting bigger? Does it cause problems with swallowing, breathing, or speaking?


If the lump appears for a long time, you should check with your doctor. The doctor will conduct a thorough evaluation to assess the possible cause of the swelling and identify the best treatment.


Tell your sister not to squeeze or massage the swelling that appears excessively. Do not also apply anything (including medicine) if not recommended by a doctor.


Hope it helps ya..


dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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