A 46-year-old member asked:
what can i do if my 9 year old son has a swollen gland on the back of his neck, what could it be?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks.
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
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