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Pea-sized, itchy and smelly, hard lump on left of jaw, growing in size. What could it be?

have had pea size lump on left side of jaw for years in the last two weeks has grown to a prun size and is smelly and itchy and hurts to touch tryed to poke a hole in center but nothing but blood and it was very hard inside i have an appointment with dermatoligist on thursday if i dont get right ansewer i ll pay the fee for ansewer thank you didn t know i needed to pay
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and thank you for your question.
I feel that there is not enough information to answer this question for you. Is this inside your mouth, outside your mouth? What color is it? Does it have a ring around it? Any pus that you notice? Any trauma before the lump formed?

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Dr. Ward
Answered: Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
i read your problem.i need to know a few more details
like when you first noticed the lump,did u get any extraction
done from that area or any other surgury,your oralvhabits
like smoking,drinking?
your lump seem to be infected so i would advice ypu to
have amoxicillin with diclogesic.
get it clinically diagnised since its an extra growth
its beter to get it removed surgically.
rinse mourh with warm saline water twice daily.
Answered: Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
hello & welcome to HCM,
I went through your history and need to know few more points like:-
- did you went through any dental procedure on affected side?
-does this swelling increase at some specific time or on taking something?
-did u got pain in tooth in associated teeth earlier?
-do you have habit of smoking or tobacco chewing?
Still what your history of pus discharge & smell indicates tendency of abscess or someother infection.
you need to consult dentist rather than dermatologist.
First go for complete dental check-up.
Also start with Amoxicillin-Clavulanic acid thrice a day along with diclofenac sodium & paracetamol combination.
Take Care

Answered: Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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