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Sore lump on side of neck, bad wisdom teeth to be removed. Possible cause?

I developed a lump on the right side of my neck a few nights ago. It seems to be attatched to the muscle or tentant and is sore all the time. I do not have a cold , however I do have bad wisedom teeth which are being pulled soon. the lump is hard about an inch is diameter with a small hard pee size on under it. what could this possibly be?
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

A lump on the neck is painful is likely to be due to an infection- it can be a lymph node swelling or an abscess.

Skin abscesses are normally caused due to inflammatory reaction to an infection like bacteria or parasite. Abscesses may develop because of obstructed sebaceous or sweat glands, inflammation of hair follicles.

You can apply warm compresses to the area for about 30 minutes, four times daily.

You also need systemic antibiotics and drainage of the abscess if there is pus inside. Please consult your physician for an appropriate treatment.

Wishing you good health.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.

Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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