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A 19-year-old male asked:

Swelling lymph nodes in neck less than 1 cm they are soft and painless doc gave me zinnat and klacid is that mean there is nothing serious or cancer?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Lymph node: You are young and it is unlikely this is serious. Take your antibiotics. Lymph nodes swell and these are called reactive lymph nodes. Sometimes these will stay a little bigger. I have a couple on my neck. If the node would have painless swelling and spongy feel then get checked.
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