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What causes boils on chin and now a lump under my chin both are very sore .?

What causes boils on chin and now a lump under my chin both are very sore .?

Infection: Bacterial infection, usually staph, of hair follicle leading to suppurative inflammation. Predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency favor multiple or recurrent boils. The "lump" may be a deep seated boil or infected lymph node. In either case it is time to see your doctor. Boils on the face are dangerous as infection can spread to the brain. ...Read more

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A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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I have a lump under my chin in the fatty part of my neck. Started out pea size and now marble size. Wasn't sore but now is. Thoughts?

I have a lump under my chin in the fatty part of my neck.  Started out pea size and now marble size. Wasn't sore but now is.   Thoughts?

Get evaluated: This could be a reactive lymph node, or submandibular gland. Causes are varied and range from infections to possible neoplastic/ cancer. Please see your doctor (ent, facial plastic) to be examined. ...Read more

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24 F, last 1.5 days I've had a stuffy nose, now stuffy and runny a sore throat off and on and now what appears to be a lump on my throat under my chin?

24 F, last 1.5 days I've had a stuffy nose, now stuffy and runny a sore throat off and on and now what appears to be a lump on my throat under my chin?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have been a smoker for about 5 years. I have had a pretty bad cold but i now have a small tender lump under my chin should I freak out?

I have been a smoker for about 5 years. I have had a pretty bad cold but i now have a small tender lump under my chin should I freak out?

No -- no freak out: Freaking out is not indicated, but an exam by your physician is. Plus at 19 you may want to reconsider your smoking habit. The small tender lump is most likely a lymph node, but it needs to be checked if it doesn't recede as your cold improves. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a large pimple on my chin cause swelling under the chin? I have a soft tender lump under my chin, have had them before- thyroglossal duct cyst?

Can a large pimple on my chin cause swelling under the chin? I have a soft tender lump under my chin, have had them before- thyroglossal duct cyst?

Lump under chin: First, unless you have been diagnosed with one previously, a thyroglossal duct cyst is rare and something that has likely been searched out on the internet. Second a pimple, carbuncle, or furuncle can cause tender lumps under the chin which may be either a swollen lymph node or an actual cellulitis or abscess of the anterior neck space. See your doctor. ...Read more

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For the last 2 days, I have had a 2 inch tender lump under my chin, on the front right side of my neck. It hurts when i look up and it is sore.

For the last 2 days, I have had a 2 inch tender lump under my chin, on the front right side of my neck.  It hurts when i look up and it is sore.

See below: This can be an inflamed lymph node or a soft tissue infection, you need to have to be physically examined to verify what it is. Rule out thyroid mass as well. ...Read more

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I have a small ball-like lump under my chin between my jaws. It's slightly sore when touched but gets more sore near the jaws. Is this serious?

I have a small ball-like lump under my chin between my jaws. It's slightly sore when touched but gets more sore near the jaws. Is this serious?

Needs check: There are many possible causes for a tender lump under the chin, and some of them need treatment. They can come from dental problems, and can be caused by infections. See your doctor or if you have problems with your teeth, see your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a sore lump under my chin and a sore under my lip that is swollen and could possibly be infected. What is this? Are the two related?

I have a sore lump under my chin and a sore under my lip that is swollen and could possibly be infected. What is this? Are the two related?

Lymph node: I'm not sure what the Sore is but under chin could be a sore lymph node related to the infection of your lap. The lips lymph nodes drain to the Mac. I would see a doctor perhaps an ENT. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump under my chin. Half an inch away from my chin. At the soft part. The lump feels smooth. I have a not really severe sore throat?

Likely a lymph node.: ...If it appeared suddenly and with a mild illness. Need to watch for it to resolve in the next several days. If it starts shrinking then ok to observe. If persists or enlarges or if get fever or if redness, tenderness at the site then need to see a doctor for testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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I noticed my neck was really sore. And right. Under my chin I feel like a lump that hurts whenever you touch it? Does anyone know what this might be?

I noticed my neck was really sore. And right. Under my chin I feel like a lump that hurts whenever you touch it? Does anyone know what this might be?

Musculoskelet,lymph : Neck soreness may be musculoskeleton.Lump under chin may be a lymph node either inflamed , infection or reacts to your ENT . You need to se doctor to b evaluae. ...Read more

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I have 2 swollen lumps under my chin either side that are sore and tense, makes me feel like I'm eating sour food and im not. ?

Chin: May be enlarged minor salivary glands. Drink more water. Warm salt water gargles and warm compresses to the chin twice a day for a few days. If still there see an ENT. Best ...Read more

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Hard boil like bump between butt cheeks near anus. It's a bit sore had a small white head but nothing came out and the lump is huge. Appeared in a day. What is it?

Hard boil like bump between butt cheeks near anus. It's a bit sore had a small white head but nothing came out and the lump is huge. Appeared in a day. What is it?

Pilonidal abscess: From your description, it sounds like it could be a pilonidal abscess that is forming. You should have it checked out, as it may need to be drained. ...Read more

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I dont know if i have a boil or cyst it is next to my bikini line about 3 inches sore swollen red has a white head the lump is very hard been 9 days?

I dont know if i have a boil or cyst it is next to my bikini line about 3 inches sore swollen red has a white head the lump is very hard been 9 days?

Infection: You likely had an infection develop in a hair follicle that has now encased itself in a protective coating or rhine.These are usually staph, and commonly MRSA.Early on they can respond to local application of heat, which can bring the thing to the surface and let it drain. If it has been there that long it is likely in need of surgical drainage.This can be done under a local.Call and get in soon ...Read more

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I have a sore throat feels like something is stuck in it i can feel the lymph node under my chin and another lump just abit under it what is it?

I have a sore throat feels like something is stuck in it i can feel the lymph node under my chin and another lump just abit under it what is it?

Infection: It sounds like you have an infection with lymph node elevations in your neck area. Rest and drink plenty of fluids for now, and See the Dr. for an examination and see if you need any Rx treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a tender lump under my chin. It is swollen. Should i be worried?

Concerned: Some nodes and glands are there, and oral infection may cause enlarged nodes. Tumors are a consideration so work up is important. ...Read more