I am really scared and worried and wanted to seek some advice/ assurance / directions.
Around 10 months ago i had a massive tooth abcess where I ended up having to be put on two different types of anti biotics as the infection was so bad and the dentist even said it was a 'huge infection'.
This didn't work, they changed them and gave me another two courses.
Again, still didn't so I ended up having 8-9 courses of anti biotics, a root canal but 2 months later the infection resurfaced, suspected it never went.
I was placed on anti biotics again this time they did extraction.
When it was removed the infection was huge still, and I was advised it could take months to go and recover as it was that bad.
Around the time before I had the infection I had a check up and oral cancer screening, which was negative.
However around 4 weeks ago now I breathed some skin moisturiser by accident in that was in a spray can and the next day had a really bad sore throat and cough, was coughing up green mucus.
This lasted around 2 weeks before it eased.
I had a cough that slowly went and a tickle now and again but after 3 weeks that had gone.
But I found a lump on my right side of my neck, around the size of a baked bean, maybe smaller. Not painful.
I've checked and don't have any others.
It is on the side where I had the tooth infection.
I haven't lost any weight, I've checked this, I've not had any symptoms other than a rough voice on and off which comes and goes and that was only since I had that sore throat a few weeks ago which went.
I've not had any sore throat since either.
I still feel tender around the top of the gum I had the extraction but was told this would take a while to heal maybe even a year due to the size of the abcess.
Am I okay to think the node swollen being on the side i had the infection of the face it's to do with that?
Could it be still going down by how bad it was or could it mean I still have an infection in my gum? I know you can't say but liklihood would be helpful.
Otherwise do I need to get an ultrasound scan done?
I'm really really scared, I try not to Google but it is terrifying me.
Sometimes the node feels smaller than other times, its strange. It is completely smooth also, and a even shape.
It's at the side of the neck at the back which reading is the nodes connected to dental.
Please help ️