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A 21-year-old member asked:

Recently got hair braided, lymph node on left side of neck swollen, it happen once before with braids, can i take some bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or what you suggest ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
I would hold on abx: You likely have a little inflammation and the lymph node should resolve in a couple days.
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
No antibiotic: You may be reacting to something used on your hair.

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