The lymph node at the neck in children is enlarged
When a child is sick, there is nothing pleasant about it. However, along with a cold, which, in principle, there is no danger, more serious diseases can arise. To similar it is possible to carry a situation when the lymphonodus on a neck at children inflames. The disease is called "lymphadenitis." A similar situation occurs when a child is under the influence of an infection for a long time, because lymph nodes are a kind of barrier to the body that protects it from negative influences.
In other words, if a child has enlarged lymph nodes, this suggests that the body has an infection that needs to be found and eliminated. Lymphadenitis is a secondary disease, which serves as a signal for finding the main cause of the violation of certain functions of the body.
What can be the main factors that lead to the fact that the lymph node on the neck in children begins to increase? If its increase occurred on the neck, it could be the result of infection in the nasopharynx cavity, as well as the presence of a tumor or tuberculosis. If the inflamed lymph nodes begin to appear in the children on the front side of the neck, this should encourage parents to pay attention to the jaw. Perhaps in this area develops an abscess, stomatitis, infection of the lower lip or teeth. Virtually all diseases can be identified by an external examination.
It is very simple to determine such an inflammation by tactile means. The lymph node on the neck of children, which is inflamed, feels like a ball, which easily rolls when touched. The child feels strong pain when touched by the affected area.
Sometimes such a reaction of the body, that is, inflammation of the lymph nodes, may indicate the presence of a malignant tumor.
It should be noted that this condition should not be treated on its own. The fact is that you need to properly establish the cause of inflammation and treat it, and not a consequence.
If a suppuration occurs, the doctor usually prescribes antibiotics. And that pus, which managed to accumulate, is removed only after the opening of the lymph node.
Among infectious diseases that can lead to the fact that the lymph node on the neck in children begins to increase, you can call rubella, toxoplasmosis, infectious mononucleosis, as well as measles. And the inflammation does not always develop immediately: its first signs can begin to appear after two to three weeks.
If the lymph nodes increase on the head, this may indicate the presence of an inflammatory process in the middle or outer ear, as well as the furunculosis of the scalp. Sometimes the cause can serve as an allergic dermatitis. In this area, the increase in lymph nodes is also observed in the presence of streptococcal angina or diphtheria of the tonsils. These diseases are considered very dangerous for health.
If parents notice an increase in the lymph nodes in some area in the child, they should always seek the advice of a specialist, and any treatment should begin only under its strictest control. It should be remembered that the place of inflammation in this case is strictly forbidden to warm up, so that the process of active suppuration does not begin.