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Lump under chin with pain and lower jaw feels numb and sore

hi i am tymara and i am 19 years old. i have this lump under my chin in the center that is very painfull and makes my everyday tasks such as drinking , eating , talking and such very difficult it has gotton biger over the past 4 days. i also have headaches and now my lower jaw feels numb and sore at the same time im worried and i will be consulting a doctor if need be but i would like an opinion from you first please and thank you. -tymara
Mon, 25 Apr 2011
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Hi Tymara,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum,
The lump below your chin can be inflamed submental lymph node secondary to infection in the oral cavity. You need to consult your doctor and start on antibiotics and some anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen/diclofenac.
Good Luck

Dr. Naveen Kumar
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