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Fort Lauderdale, FL
A 28-year-old male asked:

Swollen lymph node only on left side underneath jaw infected tooth was removed monday been on penacillin for a week why is lymp node still swollen?

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Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Lymph node: Lymph nodes take a long time to resolve. If it is painful then the penicillin is not working and you need a drug called clindamycin If it is not painful, give it another week to shrink. If concerned have it checked by your dentist again.
Last updated Dec 25, 2016


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