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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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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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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 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