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Have a sudden swollen lump under chin. Could this be caused by ear infection, mono, or cold sore?

Have a sudden swollen lump under chin. Could this be caused by ear infection, mono, or cold sore?

Lymph node: This may be a reactive lymph node. These are the lymphatic organs that make antibodies to foreign, non-self invaders in our bodies, which is often infection. In this area, the areas that drain into those lymph nodes generally would include the lips, skin around that area and the the oral cavity. So, it may be a reaction to a cold sore in the area. Get checked by your doctor, routinely. ...Read more

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Had a hard, painful swollen lump under the chin, and took antibiotics for infection. Now no pain, just the hard lump. What is this, and what's next?

Had a hard, painful swollen lump under the chin, and took antibiotics for infection. Now no pain, just the hard lump. What is this, and what's next?

Dermatology appt: It sounds like the structure/rash was infected which is why it hurt and it improved with antibiotics. The question now is what is the underlying "lump". Is it a nevus of some sort, a trapped hair follicle, a sebaceous cyst? For "lumps" visual inspection is key. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Lump under chin with a swollen boil what is it?

Lump under chin with a swollen boil what is it?

Tooth infection ?: Possible tooth infection or ingrown hair are most likely candidates for cause. Do not squeeze or puncture it -- leave that to the pros. See your Dentist ASAP for exam and x-rag image to determine if it is dentally related and if so then for treatment. If not then referral to dermatologist or surgeon. Good Luck -- do not wait, could get more serious. ...Read more

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Large lump under chin, what could this be?

Go to your MD: If you have swelling under your chin, you should get examined by a physician. It is possible that it is a submandibular lymph node, however, several causes need to be investigated, especially if the lump is asymmetric. A thorough examination of your head and neck including the oral cavity should be performed. Be honest about use of tobacco products with your doctor.Good luck. ...Read more