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What might cause recurrent lymph node infections in the neck in a child?

What might cause recurrent lymph node infections in the neck in a child?

Many things: Actinomycosis, nocardiosis, tuberculosis, fungal infections, immune deficiency states. First you must find out if these are truly infections, and if so, what is the causative organism? A pediatrician or a pediatric infectious diseases specialist may be very helpful. Hope your child is better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I have recurring lymph node infection by E.coli. Location is on the back of the neck. Any advice?

I have recurring lymph node infection by E.coli. Location is on the back of the neck. Any advice?

Lymphadenopathy: This is incredibly uncommon, assuming the diagnosis is correct. In almost 50 years of doing infectious diseases practice have never seen E. coli do this. If actually correct you need more thorough evaluation and excision of the lesion and prolonged antibiotic treatment along with assessment of your immune function. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Small bump right above ear (in crook), painful to touch. Could it be a lymph node infection? How long should I wait to see if it goes away?

Post auricular LN: It is persists beyond the first few weeks of the year then have your family doctor or your local ent doctor check you . You may have lymph nodes elsewhere that you can not feel. Usually the doctor will give you an antibiotic to see if it does not resolve. If no change, then it will need to come out or get biopsied with a needle. I see these very often and they usually go away. Feel better! ...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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Need doctor's help! will lymph node infection go into ear and gums?

+lymphnode=pathology: Usually infections spread from a source to the lymphnode. Lymphnodes are like the hazardous waste system for your body. They hold bacteria, viruses and foreign matter for processing by your immune system to handle. If the infection is overwhelming then is can spread. See you doctor for a proper examination, diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I injured the pubic area while shaving I am suffering from fever and pain over the area. Is it lymph node infection? What should I do?

I injured the pubic area while shaving   I am suffering from fever and pain over the area. Is it lymph node infection? What should I do?

See MD : Fever is not local, but systemic and is not a usual response to a shaving mishap. Is there pus, swelling? How long? Impossible to tell you over the net, but it is possible you have a staph infection. Fever is a hallmark of infection. Your lymph nodes swell as they drain the infected area, and are not the primary infection. If this something that you are truly 'suffering" from: see md, antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can my neck lymph node infection have anything to do with my thyroid nodule?

Can my neck lymph node infection have anything to do with my thyroid nodule?

Thyroid nodule: Lymph nodes in the neck frequently swell and then regress during minor viral illnesses. So this may have nothing to do with a thyroid nodule. However, that thyroid nodule should be worked up. Ideally with an ultrasound-directed biopsy and you should be seen by an endocrinologist. A thyroid cancer can spread to lymph nodes, although the more likely explanation is a virus. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, sono showed normal size, no nodules, but heterogeneous, hypervascular. Is there a connection to chronic lymph node infections?

I have hypothyroidism, sono showed normal size, no nodules, but heterogeneous, hypervascular.  Is there a connection to chronic lymph node infections?

Hashimoto's: The most common cause for hyothyroidism in your age group is hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune disease causing chronic inflammation of the thyroid. The thyroid ultrasound typically shows heterogeneous texture and hypervascularity. Enlarged lymph nodes near the thyroid are also commonly enlarged. However, it does not cause a tendency to more infections. ...Read more

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According to doctor there is lymph node infection it has been 5 days I am taking medicine but condition is worse now it is swollen and tender .?

According to doctor there is lymph node infection it has been 5 days I am taking medicine but condition is worse now it is swollen and tender .?

Lymph nodes: Swollen and tender lymph node certainly can be the manifestation of inflammation or infection. Viral or bacterial could be the caused. Be patient, it may take up to 1-2 weeks before it is gone. However, if it is getting bigger or does not go away after 4 weeks- you definitely should talk to your doctor as further evaluation and a biopsy may be needed. ...Read more

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Have fluid building up in both ears today. Yesterday pain lasted most of the day in one ear. Feel pain in lymph nodes. Infection? Treatable?

Fluid: Fluid in the ears is common and can be from an infection, but cane from allergies too. Some will try antihistamines and others will try nasal steroid sprays. The more proper term for fluid in the ears is middle ear effusion and the pain is called eustachian tube dysfunction. Sometimes just chewing gum or yawning will help alleviate the pain. If persist, see a doctor to have a look in your ears ...Read more