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Do You Need Antibiotics For Swollen Glands
Yes, can be: Lymph nodes can be enlarged due to infection or other reasons. If it is due to infection, they will decrease in size although it may take 4 to 6 weeks. If they enlarge any further and get to a size of 2 cm or larger, they may be caused by some other causes than an infection. Then a node biopsy may be indicated to find out the cause. ...Read more
Better in few days: Swollen glands caused by infection start getting better after about 3 days on antibiotic as long as the right medication was chosen. Complete resolution may take weeks to months sometimes. Follow up with your doctor for a re-check if need be. Remember that some swollen glands are not from infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have swollen glands and she put me back on antibiotics this is my second time I am on the same antibiotics is that normal?
Infection: Depending on your symptoms and response to the first course of antibiotics, if it was partial, a second course sometimes is warranted to eradicate an infection. If your symptoms persist or worsen, the treatment will need to be reassessed. ...Read more
Still have bad swollen glands on antibiotics is there something I can take for pain? Also I want to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving
Tylenol, (acetaminophen)Aleve etc.: You can take the above for pain. See your doctor if glands don't improve. Happy Thanksgiving ...Read more
Variable: If the lymph nodes are enlarged due to bacterial infection being treated with appropriate antibiotics the nodes may reduce in size fairly rapidly. If they are due to viral illness being treated inappropriately they may stay large for some time. There is also great variability person to person. Good luck, and hope you are better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen glands only on left side for over a month tried 3 different antibiotics just started clindamycin no other symptoms could this be serious?
Lymphadenopathy: Swollen glands are not an indication for use of antibiotics without a specific diagnosis and you are likely to do yourself more harm than good by continuing to take these. You need to see a doctor who will clearly establish whether there is a medical problem or these swollen glands are simply the body's reaction to a prior illness. ...Read more
I had tonsillitis and was given antibiotics, I didn't finish them but no longer have white spots just swollen glands but no pain. Should I be worried?
After swollen glands is gone how long for an inflamed and red throat to go away without antibiotics?
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