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Palpable neck swelling, turns to sub-mandibular on lifting head. Normal blood tests, CBC. History of tooth extraction. Cause?

hi,i have a palpable neck swelling on left lateral neck since 17 days .it was small to start with but seems to grow bigger and is very painful and tender.the swelling goes submandibular on lifting the head.have slight cold my blood investigations done .CBC normal. have taken 10days of amoxicillin .no improvement in swelling.changed to clindamycin since 2 days ,still not even slight improvement.taking clindamycin thrice a day with ibuprufen 400mg thrice a day. H/o tooth extraction done for left side lower 3rd and 2nd molars last year due to infected teeth. what must be the cause. So many causes coming to mind but unable to rule out for self.
Asked On : Sun, 29 Jul 2012
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As the swelling occurs on submandibular gland region,sialography can be done to rule out the exact cause of swelling.
Please do visit a dentist for direct clinical evaluation.
Gargle frequently using warm saline or betadine solution.
Maintain oral hygiene well.
Rinse your mouth after every meals.
Take care.
Answered: Mon, 27 May 2013
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