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3 month old child, lump on neck. On antibiotics. Surgery prescribed to remove pus. Suggestions?

hi i have to ask about my grand child . she is 3 months old. she has a lump in the neck and dr has given antibiotics for 6 months , but the lump is getting bigger and they sad it has pus inside, some dr. says for surgery but some say this will be cured within 6 months with medicines. pus can be removed with injection . IS IT THE RIGHT DECISION. kindly answer me
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
I advise you to meet a good pediatrician to examine the swelling in the neck and to diagnose the problem.
If it is a abscess, it requires incision and drainage and antibiotic are given for 7 to 10 days only.
Antibiotic duration for 6 months is not required unless it is due to tuberculosis.
So diagnosis is important to decide the line of treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

What did the investigations reveal. We do not normally give antibiotics for such a long duration.
There could be other causes for that like a congenital cyst or tuberculosis.
Please consult a pediatrician for proper examination and further investigations.

Continue to ask further queries.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty,
M.D. (Pediatrics)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics.
Answered: Tue, 6 Aug 2013
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