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Doctor insights on: Antibiotics For Lymph Nodes

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes in armpits, diarhea, fever and nodes cured after antibiotics?

Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes in armpits, diarhea, fever and nodes cured after antibiotics?

Infectious: Ln enlargement is usually infectious, not malignant. Association with antibiotic therapy may be true-true and unrelated. A viral process may have resolved "on its own.". ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause a swollen lymph node?

No: Swollen lymph nodes can be caused by many things- i.e. Infection, inflammation, cancer, trauma etc- not antibiotics. As a matter of fact-many times, we actually give a trial of antibiotic to treat lymph node enlargement. ...Read more

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Would antibiotics shrink cancerous lymph nodes?

Would antibiotics shrink cancerous lymph nodes?

Likely not: Cancerous lymph nodes are enlarged because of presence of cancer cells and not infection. ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes swollen without infection?

Can lymph nodes swollen without infection?

Yes: Any skin disorder, with or without infection can result in enlarged local nodes. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics required after a sentinel lymph node biopsy?

Are antibiotics required after a sentinel lymph node biopsy?

No: Often, patients will receive IV antibiotics in the or prior to the procedure, but a prescription for antibiotics afterwards is not necessary. ...Read more

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Sinus and lymph nodes how should it taken for swollen nodes to shrink?

See doctor: You should be seen by your doctor to make sure exact cause of lymph node enlargement and sinuses. There are always many causes of lymphnode enlargement. If we treat cause of lymphnode enlargement than lymphnode will regress. ...Read more

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Does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) work for lymph node infection?

Does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) work for lymph node infection?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Unilateral swollen lymph node viral or bacterial?

Either or other: It could be either, or could be caused by something else., depending on where it is and other symptoms. Please see you health care provider. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes due to infection will antibiotic get the lymph nodes to go down?'

Swollen lymph nodes due to infection will antibiotic get the lymph nodes to go down?'

Yes, with correct: antibiotic. If the antibiotic is effective against the organism causing the lymph node infection, the swelling of the nodes will subside. ...Read more

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Can my lymph node be lymphoma?

Can my lymph node be lymphoma?

Many Causes: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Treatments for difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes?

Treatments for difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes?

Get it evaluated: This needs evaluation by a doctor, not suggestions for treatment over the internet. ...Read more

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Can a throat yeast infection cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can a throat yeast infection cause swollen lymph nodes?

Unlikely: Yeast infections in throat do not occur in healthy people, only if you have a serious immune deficiency. In that case you will have severe sore throat and that can be associated with enlarged neck lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Please describe treatments for swollen underarm lymph nodes?

Please describe treatments for swollen underarm lymph nodes?

Maybe antibiotic: Your immune system will usually drain the lymph noses and they will go back to their normal size. Sometimes an antibiotic may help. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics help with a infected gaged ear and swollen lymph nodes?

Will antibiotics help with a infected gaged ear and swollen lymph nodes?

Potentially yes: If the patient has a bacterial infection (otitis media) specific antimicrobials and decongestants are the standard of care. ...Read more

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Swollen, tender lymph nodes always from infection?

Swollen, tender lymph nodes always from infection?

No: There are numerous possibilities and these should be evaluated with full detailed history, physical exam, possible labs and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

No: A cough per se doesn't cause a swollen lymph node in this area. You need to see your physician to work up this cough and the supraclavicular lymph node. ...Read more