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Neck swelling

Neck swelling is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of neck swelling are common cold, lymphadenitis, and pyogenic skin infection. Other possible causes, such as chronic sinusitis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with neck swelling often receive complete blood count, x-ray computed tomography, intravenous fluid replacement, kidney function tests, biopsy, blood culture, therapeutic radiology for cancer treatment and culture wound .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with neck swelling include clindamycin, cefditoren (spectracef), olopatadine nasal, ciclesonide nasal, neomycin (septa), chlorpheniramine (c.p.m.), cefixime (suprax), phenol topical, guaifenesin / phenylephrine, flecainide, calcium polycarbophil (fibercon), cefaclor (ceclor) and cefoxitin .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for neck swelling include age 5-14 years age 1-4 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
1.7x
5-14 years
1.9x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
0.6x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.0x
Other
1.2x
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