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Lump beneath chin, not painful, had muscle pull in the area. Enlarged salivary gland?

hi For about 2 days now, i have a small marble sized lump beneath the left side of my chin , like where my teeth end basically, its beneath that. When i directly touch it, it can move a little. It isn t painful but the first day it felt as though i very slightly pulled a muscle there. (I have also had a cold sore right at the back of my mouth for the past 3 days, if there is any connection) Is it just an enlarged salivary gland?
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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it is extremely rare for salivary gland to get such noticeable swelling in a time frame of 2 or 3 days. More commonly it can be enlarged SUB MENTAL/ SUBMANDIBULAR group of lymph nodes, which are found at the, location as you have described in your case. the incidental swelling of lymph node is common in cold sore or any other oral infection. Keep a good oral hygeine with twice a day gargle with Chlorhexidine mouthwas, it should resolve within a day or two.

alternatively you can also take amoxicillin antibiotics- 500 mg twice a day for 3 days.
Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Dentist, Prosthodontics Dr. Shivangi Gajwani Jain's  Response
The lump beneath the chin maybe a lymph node swelling or a swollen gland which can happen due to sore throat or any other infection like common cold. You need to treat the sore throat and the swelling should reduce and completely go soon. You should do warm saline gargles 3-4 times/ day. But if it persists or you feel any negative changes in the lump then i would strongly recommend you to visit a doctor.
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