Thanks for your query.
From the information provided, the lump is either a large boil (call carbuncle
) or an inflamed lymph node
In case it is a carbuncle- due to staph infection, a course of suitable antibiotics, along with anti-inflammatory drug will liquefy the pus inside, which can then be drained surgically or it may burst on its own.
An inflamed, painful lymph node denotes acute bacterial infection in the drainage
area. Identification of the site of infection and prompt treatment is the need of the hour.
Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he will agree with me, order required tests, and- based on the reports- will prescribe suitable/modified treatment as advised.
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