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Infant with a lump near the collar bone. What is it?

hi my 17 month old son as a hard lump the size of a marble next to the collar bone which appeared last night (notice it when i was changing his nappy). Myself and his dad took him to the local a+e to get it check out the doctor said that it wasnt a bone or connected to the skin can you tell me want u think it is yours sincerely Claire Harrower
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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A small lump near the collar bone not attached to the skin is likely to be due to a swollen lymph node. Most of the times such swelling happens due to an infection in the area drained by the lymph nodes. Oral antibiotics usually take care of such infections.
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