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What causes swollen neck and throat pain?

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: My son's neck is swollen in the right side. no injury, didn't sleep in it wrong, started yesterday and now even more sore and noticeably swollen. Ear doesn't hurt, throat only hurts due to the swelling on that side.
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possible inflammation.Get it physically examined by an ENT specialist.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXX,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.

I have gone through the images which you have uploaded.Your neck region is possible having some inflammation.The cause can be infectious.

However,it is mandatory to a physical examination for inspecting and palpating the neck region and inspecting the throat and oral cavity,to establish the cause of this swelling.

I suggest you to visit an ENT specialist,and get it physically examined.

If you have any further questions,I shall be glad to answer them.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar
MD,DM(Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar (3 minutes later)
Its obvious that it is swollen/inflammation and there is some kind of infection. I knew that before ever asking. What could the possible reasons for that area to be this way
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Is it painful to touch?

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXX,
Thanks for being in follow-up.

Please let me know whether the swelling is painful to touch/tender or not?

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar
MD,DM(Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar (5 minutes later)
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Acute infectious etiology.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXX,
Thanks for being in follow-up.

It appears to be an infection of skin/subcutaneous tissue.However,underlying cause such as pharyngitis or any dental pathology should be ruled out.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)


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What causes swollen neck and throat pain?

Brief Answer: Possible inflammation.Get it physically examined by an ENT specialist. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXX, Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com. I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query. I have gone through the images which you have uploaded.Your neck region is possible having some inflammation.The cause can be infectious. However,it is mandatory to a physical examination for inspecting and palpating the neck region and inspecting the throat and oral cavity,to establish the cause of this swelling. I suggest you to visit an ENT specialist,and get it physically examined. If you have any further questions,I shall be glad to answer them. Regards Dr.Ajay Panwar MD,DM(Neurology)