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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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Swollen cheek jaw Pain, ear sensitve started overnite,treated antibiotics thinking lymph nodes swelling,but no use.seen dentist,xrays teeth fine ,help?

Swollen cheek jaw Pain, ear sensitve started overnite,treated antibiotics thinking lymph nodes swelling,but no use.seen dentist,xrays teeth fine ,help?

Investigation: See Endodontist for 2nd opinion to rule out most probable cause, tooth infection. See PCP or ENT to rule out ear/throat infection. See Periodontist to evaluate for gum infection. If you have a tooth infection it may take 24-48 hours for antibiotic to begin controlling spread of infection. If tooth infected, the tooth will require Rx or infection will return after pills discontinued. ...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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When taking antibiotics for swollen lymph nodes, is it normal to feel a little sore and tender where the node was?

Yes: The swelling of the lymph node stretches itts surrounding capsule. This stretch can cause pain in that node. Once the swelling goes down, there may be some residual soreness, but it should quickly resolve. ...Read more

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Had celluliltis finished my antibiotics but my lymph nodes are still swollen should i be concerned cellullitis in my lip?

May take a while: If your skin lesions have resolved, don't worry. It may take some time for the lymph nodes to get back to normal. They're enlarged because they were doing their job. I'm more concerned about your diabetes. I don't understand why docs use only insulin. Insulin is a necessary toxin--but there are a number of other drugs you can take that will enable you to reduce your insulin. See comments. ...Read more

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Have cellulitis, third day on antibiotics. Now my lymph nodes have gotten swollen. Does this mean infection is worsening or getting better?

Antibiotics: may need to be adjusted or changed. Do you have an increased temperature or chills? Is the cellulitis still present? Do you feel nausea or fatigued? I recommend getting seen by the Provider who prescribed the antibiotics and making sure they are correct. Drink lots of fluids and feel better soon! ...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 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