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What could be the reason for painful and swollen lymph node under jaw line and how can we treat it ?

Good day, Kindly assist advising accordingly. I have in the past 3 days noticed inflamation and developement of painful and swollen lymph node (looks and feels like a boil , but is not pointed) under my right jaw line (closer to the chin area). I do not have any fever or sore throat. Im 25years of age. I have in the past suffered with acute acne, however my skin has cleared up pretty well since. i do have eczema which still bothers me from time to time. Please advise what could be done to treat these newly develped nodes and what could it have been caused by?
Asked On : Sat, 31 Mar 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
HELLO
THANKS FOR POSTING YOUR QUERY
YOU HAVE DEVELOPED ACUTE LYMPHADENITIS.YOU HAVE TO TAKE ANTIBIOTICS FOR 5-7 DAYS AND ANALGESICS FOR FEW DAYS SINCE YOU ALSO HAVE PAIN AND TENDERNESS.NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT IT SINCE IT WILL COMPLETELY RESOLVE WITH ANTIBIOTIC COURSE.CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
I HOPE I HAVE ANSWERED YOUR QUERY.I WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FURTHER QUERIES IF ANY.
REGARDS.
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ENT Specialist Dr. Sreenivas's  Response
hi aysh
welcome to healthcaremagic

your condition is a normal finding many healthy persons and it is called submental and submandibular lymphadenitis, in your case it is probably due to the acne or the eczema which is a chronic inflammation causing the lymphadenitis
control of the trigerring acne / eczema would gradually decrease the size
kindly consult a Dermatologist

regards
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General & Family Physician Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan's  Response
Hi there,
A swelling in that region could indicate many things like lymph node, abscess,boil etc. From the location of the swelling, it could be a submental/submandibular lymph node enlargement also. I would like to know if you had TB in the past or chronic cough for more than 2 weeks. Any toothache/dental caries recently?
It is better to consult a physician who can examine the swelling.
Have a nice day :)

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General & Family Physician Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma's  Response
Lymph Nodes becomes swollen when there is some kind of infection in their catchment area. If these do not respond to simple antibiotics & anti inflammatory, F.N.A.C. test is required. Please consult an E.N.T. specialist.
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