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    What causes lump in the neck?

Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 in Lump
Question: 3 weeks ago I had a lump that appeared on my neck. It formed a scale around it and had sharp razor pain. I applied Benadryl cream and it caused the shooting pain to come and go. There was discharge of a clear fluid. Could this be a spider bite?
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
can be spider,other bug bite or inflammatory boil .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thanks for using HealthcareMagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* It could be a spider bite , other bug bite or inflammatory boil giving same
appearance .

Kindly provide me some more details so that I can answer your query completely.

1. Had noticed lump after any particular period of exposure to area with spider
or other bugs
2. Proper sequence of lump ( size progress ) , scale , any redness with itching
discharge of fluid since how long ( type of fluid with quantity , any foul smell)
3. Fever or other systemic complains
4. Neosporin use for how much time ( any progress with )
Benadryl since when ( any change in condition )
5. Tablets if any
6. Other systemic illness as diabetes
7. High resolution photograph attached for assessment ( if no objection ) would
help a lot

Awaiting for your response .
Regards .

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 14 hours later
1- no
2- dime size first week wit itching and redness, discharge of clear odorless fluid with sharp razor cut pain off and on.
3- no
4- for 8 days
5- for 9 th day to present
6- no other systemic illness
7- it has gone down to 1/4 the size, no more stinging still a small discharge with no smell.
How long do spiders bites take to heal?
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Spider bites take 6-8 weeks to heal completely .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details .

* Spider bites take approximately 6-8 weeks to heal completely .

* Suggestions for early recovery :
- Clean the area with warm water & antiseptic liquid , apply ice 3 times a day .
- Mixture of equal part of Lavender essential oil with coconut oil directly
applying 1 ml over the part around 30 minutes after ice application
help early healing by reducing inflammation , redness and discharge .
- Tab. Tylenol ( 500 ) mg as and when required for more pain .

Hope this will help you .
Welcome for any further assistance .
Wishing you fine recovery from the same .
Regards dear take care .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 hour later
Thank you for your time and advise, I appreciate a treatment that I feel safe using.
Have a wonderful week.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Natural remedies always give you faster,soothing results .

Detailed Answer:

Always welcome .
Happy to help you in your medical needs .

I personally recommend more of natural remedies till possible for many of the
conditions rather than commercial chemicals .

Wishing fine health ahead .
Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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