A 25-year-old female asked:
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how do you treat swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Cause?: Sometimes the lymph nodes are swollen from an infection in the head/neck area. If that's the case then the underlying infection needs to be treated. Sometimes the lymph nodes themselves are infected. You should see your doctor or an Urgent Care to get treated.
Answered on May 22, 2018
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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If looks like infection, treat with antibiotics first. If persist and/or associated with other symptoms, surgically excised if possible. Further treatment will depend on the biopsy.
Answered on Jul 9, 2019
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