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HomeAnswersDentistrydental infectionsWhy is there a swollen lump present on my left side of the neck?

Can a swelling on the neck be related to a tooth infection?

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Published At October 1, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have a small swollen lump on the left side of my neck. I do not feel sick. But I feel like I have a fever and headache. My teeth look fine, and I do not have sensitivity. Can I have an infection in my teeth?

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern. Yes, as per your history, you may have a dental infection or an ear problem on the same side. You need to upload a picture of your teeth so that I can conclude it. There can also be a dangerous lesion associated which may present as lymphadenopathy of the neck. You feel feverish due to the infection you have. Please provide your drug history to prescribe medication.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray
Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Dentistry

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