Treatment For A Swollen Neck?
I want to ask, I have a disease whether it’s about thyroid what is the like, my Adam’s apple looks like it swells up after I read about it. I don’t experience hyperthyroidism characteristics or the like, please enlighten me.
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Swelling in the neck area can occur due to various possibilities, including:
Swollen lymph nodes
Disorders of the thyroid gland
Inflammation of the salivary glands
Salivary gland stones
Tumors and cancer
And it could also be for other reasons. So regarding your question, thyroid disorders such as hyper or hypothyroid can indeed make the neck area swell and enlarge. But if you see from your story that the complaint is focused on Adam's apple, chances are that's not the case. Because the enlargement of the thyroid disorders looks like a goiter, where the entire front of the neck enlarges, not only the Adam's apple area.
So what you experience still needs to be explored again, and for that we suggest you should check your condition with a general practitioner or ENT doctor. It should be seen whether there are signs of inflammation, whether the enlargement is centered on the Adam's apple or on the skin, whether it is localized or widened, and what about your risk factors, is there a history of smoking, accompanying symptoms, and so on. All this information can be used to establish a diagnosis and determine the best treatment for you.
Meanwhile there is no need to worry too much, if the lump feels painful then warm compresses and may take over-the-counter pain medication by reading the rules of use listed, and immediately consult a doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.