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Does having a cold cause swollen lymph nodes in your neck?

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Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: This is probably the most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. After a patient recovers from the uri, the lymph nodes should cease to enlarge, and then gradually shrink down to their normal size (this sometimes can take 4-6 weeks). If the lymph nodes do not follow this pattern, then you may need further evaluation.
Answered on Mar 17, 2018
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