Hi ! Good evening. I am Dr shareef answering your query.
The lump being painful signifies that it is infected either primarily or secondarily. If I were your husband's doctor, I would prescribe for him a broad spectrum antibiotic, an anti inflammatory and a proton pump
inhibitor along with a probiotic
. Once the infection subsides, simple celulitis would subside by itself, where as if it was an abscess
, it would either burst or increase in its symptoms. If the swelling does not subside, I would not hesitate to send you to the concerned specialist (a general surgeon
) for a FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) of the lesion, and then proceed according to the report.
I hope this information would help you in discussing with your family physician/treating doctor in further management of your problem. Please do not hesitate to ask in case of any further doubts.
Thanks for choosing health care magic to clear doubts on your health problems. Wishing you an early recovery. Dr Shareef.