Swollen red lump that's hot to the touch?

Answer It could be an infected bite, boil, or abscess. Also a possibility you've hit it somehow and not realised.Might be worth getting it checked by your GP.

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Swollen lump on neck for months Please help?

Do not worry about it. Even without the tests, ultrasounds and xrays, I can tell it's just an inflamed lymph node. These can persist for several months after the initial infection (cold). I had a m... Read More »

3 yr old has quarter sized lump behind right ear red and swollen what could this be?

Probably tachypneic, which is excessively rapid respiration.

Lump on neck, possible to have just one swollen gland?

You have oral infective pathology and you need proper antibiotic treatment after consulting oral surgeon.

A pieceof iron fell on my finger and it is swollen and painful with a red lump at the bottom. What is this?

It is most likely a hematoma, i.e. a small pool of blood due to broken capillary vessels. Hematomas in tissues can cause swelling and pain. It will generally resolve as ecchymosis (or black & blue ... Read More »