A member asked:

Son had neck lump last month which doc suspected is thyroglossal cyst. was treated for strep and lump shrank. now has cough and again swollen. why?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Ashu Syal answered

Specializes in Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis

Lump: Neck lump that partially responds to antibiotics needs to be further investigated. Neck ultrasound would be the first step. Consult with your pediatrician.

Answered 5/6/2014


Dr. Howard Schneider answered

Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry

Infection in cyst: If your son has a swollen thyroglossal cyst it is because bacteria have found their way into the cyst and caused an infection. An antibiotic can help eliminate the bacteria, so the swelling goes down. However as soon as another bacteria comes along the process starts over and the swelling reoccurs. The solution may be to have the cyst removed. An ear, nose ; throat specialist can help guide you.

Answered 11/2/2020



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