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Swollen lymph under chin cold sore

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Time: The enlarged lymph nodes are the body's response to an infection and may take up to 6 weeks to resolve. If the problem persists beyond 6 weeks or are ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes 1: Often the first episode of a cold sore outbreak is associated with throat soreness and swollen lymph glands. Oral and topical antiviral medications ma ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Observation: You must be examined, evaluated, tested, diagnosed and treated: cannot be done online.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lymph node: This may be a reactive lymph node. These are the lymphatic organs that make antibodies to foreign, non-self invaders in our bodies, which is often inf ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
A while.: a first time cold sore might take 1-2 weeks to completely resolve and the nodes could stay swollen for a month or more. Subsequent outbreaks usually ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
Reacting to virus: A cold sore is caused by cold viruses. The lymph node you mention is apparently the first node that collects the bacteria and viruses from the damag ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: This is called reactive lymphadenopathy. Figure a minimum of 7-10 days.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cause/Effect: It is likely that an illness -- such as a viral illness is causing the cold sore, fatigue, and swollen lymph nodes. So the cold sore is an effect not ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: You could watch and wait. If the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, you should see a doctor. For ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Keep watch: A local lymph node usually gets large with primary herpes infection, which is what you may have had. Watch the lymph node and assess its size every we ... Read More

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