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Child having swelling on the neck. Tests determined it to be calcific. What does it indicate?

what is calcific ? actually a 9 year old boy got swelling on his right side of neck .after diagnosed it determined as calcific ,which is let me know about it plz
Asked On : Sun, 11 Mar 2012
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hello kaleemrnb
I saw this question on June 23rd
How appropriate it will be, to reduce your anxiety, I do not know. It will be useful for people with similar problem.
Neck glands: Please consider them as nets. Using a net we filter milk to remove the fat. similarly these nets the bacteria which have entered through mouth, nose and skin. With out these glands, the bacteria would have entered the blood stream and caused problems.
In short if a child has glands means the child has immunity.
Next if the germs are killed with out help of antibiotics, by body own defence mechanisms, then a tomb will be raised around the dead germ. Soon calcium will be deposited so that the dead material does not harm the surrounding area. This is called calcification.
Our job is to determine it is ordinary infection or tuberculosis. You need not have tuberculosis at home, but it is present in the air. So I feel your child requires mantoux.
When to give powerful medicines for these swellings?
1. When size keeps increasing
2. When the skin over the swelling becomes red
3. The swelling becomes painful to touch
4. You are not able to move the swelling
With best wishes ( though late
Answered: Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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