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A 23-year-old female asked:

i have a swollen neck lymph node from one side for two months. i went to my doctor and told me i had tonsillitis and pericoronitis. i got treatment about a month ago, but my neck and my tonsils are still swollen.

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
If not improving,: a recheck with your doctor is appropriate.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Otolaryngologist: Consult an Otolaryngologist for evaluation,testing and advice. If tonsils are truly swollen or inflamed, throat culture and tests for infectious mononucleosis are indicated. Swollen lymph nodes from recent infection may take longer to recede, but if new ones keep appearing, mononucleosis could be the problem, or testing for a blood dyscrasia or node biopsy may be recommended.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Swollen node: Usually indicates infection. Your Physician probably had y9ub on antibiotics for the tonsillitis, but pericoronitis requires dental treatment. Please also see your Dentist.

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