Lump in the neck is due to an enlarged lymph node caused by an infection. If the node is enlarged, then a course of antibiotic has to be given after consulting a pediatrician. If it responds to the antibiotics, then nothing more is required.
But if the lump is increasing in spite of antibiotics, then the following tests need to be done to know the type of pathology:
CBC (complete blood count).
ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate).
FNAC (fine-needle aspiration cytology) of the swelling.
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