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My wife has developed a heavy cough and now a lump has appeared

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my wife has developed a heavy cough and now a lump has appeared on her left side of her face. I am concerned.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
this lump on the side of her face could be due to a swollen lymph node in front of her ear or could be due to a blocked salivary gland from a salivary gland stone which can block the duct there.
she needs an ultrasound of that lump to see what it is and where it is coming from?
if she is coughing up sputum, she needs to see a doctor and get a sputum culture and a chest xray to check for pneumonia
she might need a course of antibiotics to help her if she has an infection in her lungs.
you should bring her to a local GP doctor or to the hospital for evaluation.
does she have a GP doctor?
or is there a hospital close to you?
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