A 33-year-old male asked:
I had strep throat twice within two months. given penicillin both times and felt better, but came back. now occipital nodes itch. infection still?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Unlikely: Occipital nodes drain the scalp on the top and back of head. If the strep recurred try changing antibiotic to Cephalexin or clindamycin, or a longer course of pcn.
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