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I can feel multiple occipital lymph lodes in my toddlers head. i was told this is normal. is it normal that some of them feel almost connected?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Maybe: Solo or several enlarged nodes are usually reflective of a local process. Irritation of the scalp, a local bug bite, etc.Nodes usually run a 3-4 week cycle of enlarging when stimulated, processing their irritant and returning to resting size. If continuing to enlarge, painful or persisting in an enlarged size after 3-4 wks, i would have it looked at.
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