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4 yr old son has large knot on left side of his neck and it is very tender. Started out on Saturday and mildly tender. Today it is very tender and he will not let anyone touch it. The skin covering it is red now and larger. Looks about the size of and egg.

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  • Dr. Chris March 24, 2011

    Please seek immediate medical attention. When you say “knot”, you may be associating this with muscle spasm. It is unlikely to be the case in this scenario. Instead, an enlarged lymph node or even an abscess may be the cause of this “knot”. Immediate medical attention is necessary and it is always better to be cautious (even with minor ailments) in children. Speak to your doctor ASAP.


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