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I have been sick with a cold or a sinus infection

I m 22 years old, female. No major health issues other than a cold or something every so often. I have been sick with a cold or a sinus infection or both for about a week and I am just now getting over it, and today all of the sudden a small lump has appeared in my neck on the right side, 2 inches below the bottom of my ear and one inch back toward the back of my neck, under the skin. it isn t visible. it feels like it s on a blood vessel or something, kindof rolls when i poke at it and feels like a bruise would when i touch it. I ve had this happen a few times before and it always disappears in a day or two but it always just really freaks me out. do you think it could be a lymph-node ?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Feb 2011
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

You seem to be having sinus infection, the lump in the neck is a reaction to the infection in the nose. You require antibiotics for treating sinusitis and the lump in the neck. Also, do steam inhalation 2-3 times/day, use saline nasal drops 3 drops 3-4 times/day. Consult your ENT specialist for a thorough evaluation and further management.

Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Sun, 13 Feb 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul's  Response
I believe the lump you are pointing at is nothing more than a swollen lymph node which will recede when the infection is cured. For sinus have steam inhalation with cap. karvol in it. Amongst medicines have Tab. A flu cil forte 1 bd with hot water for three days.
Answered: Sun, 13 Feb 2011
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