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Acute upper respiratory infection, diagnosed as due to cold, prescribed orofur. Have tobacco addiction. Is it due to tobacco?

Hello Sirs, I am diagonised with a acute upper respiratory infection( I have a small lump untraceable beneath the ear and the corner of the neck and jaw ) . I was chewing tobacco for lost three weeks. I have a doubt whether this could be due to tobacco chewing . kindly help me. The doctor diagonised it as due to cold , and gave some orofur. Kindly guide me.
Asked On : Thu, 19 Apr 2012
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Welcome to health care magic forum,
it is most likely to be due to acute infection. it is nothing but lymphnode enlargement.
it will reduced within week. if it continue for long time then related examination and investigation is must.
and, avoid tobacco, it is dangerous to ..... you khow that
have a better health
Answered: Thu, 19 Apr 2012
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. R K Singh's  Response
There may be a small ulceration in the mucosa of the effected area which developed secondary infection leading to your symptoms. If it does not improve with your current medication the you should consult a Oral Surgeon/ Dental surgeon for further management.
Wishing you a fast recovery.
Answered: Sat, 21 Apr 2012
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