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small bean sized lump in neck , bad hoarse cough , hurts to look up and down

Hi , i've recently had a really hoarse bad cough and its slowly got a bit better after taking cough medecine.
when i look up or down with my neck it hurts and the small bean sized lump in my neck becomes more obvious , it's not easy to notice without touching it and it hurts a bit to touch.

http://medicine.ucsd.edu/clinicalmed/head-lymphnodes2.JPG - in this picture , it is in the same place as Submandibular , so maybe the node is swollen from my cough but i'm not sure , is it common to get a lump in your neck from a bad cough/cold but i'm worried it could be cancer so please get back to me ,thanks.
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Yes, your lymph nodes are filters and this is what they do when you get sick. Is your lump on your neck or on the jaw line?
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Thankyou for your reply but i've been to the doctors and it was simply glandular but the gland was very tender and swolen , he's just prescribed me some ibuprofen which i was hoping they could do more since it hurts.

Thanks
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Usually when they are pretty big and that painful and you have been sick, the dr should prescribe antibiotics because they can get infected. Try hot compresses.
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