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What can be the swelling in the neck that itches and grows in size ?

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Yes, my 43 year old son woke up this morning with an almond size lump in his neck area, he said it itches a little but does not hurt and it seems to be getting a little larger as the day goes on.
Posted Sat, 28 Apr 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 1 hour later
Thanks for your query.
Swelling over neck can be due to multiple reasons.
It can be a boil, lymph node , cyst,papular urticaria.
Does he have fever, sore throat recently?
Is he on any medications presently?
Is the skin over the lump normal /reddish inflamed?
Is there history of similar swelling in past?
Any where else in body does he have swelling?

A picture of the affected area will be more informative too. You can mail me the photos to YYYY@YYYY with subject:ATTN Dr Sudarshan. Please do confirm the sending of the photos by writing here, so that I can reply you back at the earliest.

Perhaps a visit to dermatologist can also confirm the diagnosis.

Please reply back with the above answers and mail the photos as this will help me in answering you better.

Awaiting your reply.

Take care.

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