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A 44-year-old female asked:

my 15 yr old son had a fever and sore throat at the start of lockdown for around 3/4 days. the last week hes had a swollen gland on the left side of his neck. he also said his ear was a bit sore so thought it was related. still swollen but ear fine?

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Dr. Adam Elisha
Rheumatology 7 years experience
Reactive Node: This is likely a reactive lymph node and should go away on its own, If it doesn't, you should see your primary provider.

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