Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Racoon | 2011/11/07

Q.

Painful lump under chin

Good morning Prof

My 6 yo has a painful swollen lump under his chin. The GP says its a lymph node? he has a rash around the one side of his mouth due to licking his lips (he him at dermatologist last week for removal of a mole, and she wasn''t concerned) which is a bit sore. Can that cause the lymph node to become so enlarged and so painful?

many thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It soumnds as if your son has developed an abscess under his chin. This abscess could be in an infected lymph node under his chin. He should be seen again by the doctor.

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