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Old 03-21-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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lump on side of head and swollen glands

My hubby started with a large lump on the side of his head(behind hairline above ear level) about a week ago. The lump is about 1" accross and 1/4" high. Then after about 3 days, his glands in his neck swelled up. He went to GP and was put on antibiotic. Thursday he went back, changed antibiotic, and lanced lump, but nothing really came out. The lump is slightly smaller, his neck is very sore and now he has an out break of something on his face. He also had some sort of sore on the roof of his mouth this morning, he popped that, rinsed with mouth wash and that is now gone. Anybody have any ideas? The GP wanted him to go to the ER for testing but he is stubborn. He took advil which makes him feel better, so he thinks he is better. HELP!
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:01 PM   #2
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Re: lump on side of head and swollen glands

Even though I didn't get any replies, I thought I would do an update. My hubby decided it was time to go to the ER today. They checked him out, and the GP had done a culture on the sore on his head on Thursday and this was sent to the lab at the hospital we went to. The culture showed a bacterial infection, but it hadn't shown what kind yet. The ER dr. thought it might be MRSA so he kept him on the antibiotic he was on and added another one to it. He also gave him a mouth wash to help with his sores in his mouth. I just want to let people know that MRSA can be dangerous and is nothing to be fooled with. Please be careful if you have a rash that has pus in it.
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Re: lump on side of head and swollen glands

Thanks for the warning, Kathy. If it does turn out to be MRSA, it might be a good idea to wash your house, and especially his clothes, with lots of bleach and hot water.

 
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